Monday, 14 May 2012

May Crazy Block

I am managing to keep up to date with the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP 2012). This months block is a dark red block with a snowman in the centre.

CQJP May  2012  Linda Steele
I used satin stitch for his face but I changed to stem stitch for his body, I wasn't very happy with the satin stitch and thought that stem stitch looked a bit more textured for the snow. Not that I really know much about snow, living in suburban Melbourne, Australia. I think I've only seen snow twice in my life.

Here is the base block without the embroidery. This one is a 7" block.

You can see that I had started the embroidery when I remembered to take a photo. I have used a mixture of silk and cotton fabric. In future I must try and remember to take a photo before I add the beads. I think that the beads really improve the block and it looks so plain without them.

I am enjoying looking at all the blocks that other people are making. Photos of blocks from all over the world have been posted on the CQJP Blog.

If you go to the CQJP Website and click on Inspiration Photos, you will find that they have given the participants their own page and you can see all their blocks that they have done so far.

I have already started my June block.

Bye for now,


Gina E. said...

I just love looking at all the blocks on the CQJP website, and it is such a buzz to have mine on my own little page! You are very quick Linda - I've have only just picked out my fabrics for the May block tonight. But it won't take long to do once I've cut them to the size I need, and sewn them on to the foundation block.

Linda Steele said...

I looked at your page Gina. How clever to use ties for your blocks. I asked my husband once if he wanted me to make blocks out of his old ties and he said no because it would remind him of difficult cases or clients!!