Tuesday, 12 June 2012

June Crazy Block

I am ready to show you my June block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012 (CQJP). This time it is another blue block. I really love working with the blue colours. It was always my favourite colour growing up, although I probably liked a lighter blue than this. This block is  9 inches wide, all my blocks are going to end up being a round shape but they look square at the moment.

Nutcracker © 2012 Linda Steele
In keeping with my Christmas scene, I have put a nutcracker in the middle of this one. I have quite a collection of nutcrackers that go on display every Christmas, so I had to include one in my quilt.

Can you see the Mouse King lurking up in the top right hand side?

Nutcracker detail
I have used a turkey stitch for the Nutcracker's beard. It is such a bushy beard that it is a bit hard to see his mouth.

This is what the base block looked like before I added the embroidery.

June base block
I was working on this block at the Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC) this year, just in case anyone saw me there and thinks that this block looks vaguely familiar.

People from all over the world are making crazy quilt blocks for the Journal project this year. You can see them by clicking on the link CQJP 2012

Bye for now,


karen said...

Beautiful Linda, congrats on prize at Sydney quilt show

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Karen,
I have just got home from Sydney, so I'll do a post on it soon.

Faye said...

Another lovely block Linda, your fabric selection is great...

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Faye,
I think that this is my favourite block so far.