Tuesday, 21 August 2012

CQJP August

My August block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2012 is another blue block but this one is a 12" block.
I was inspired to embroider a reindeer with fancy curling antlers after seeing a similar one on a Christmas serviette last Christmas.

I used a magic chain stitch on the bottom right which looks tricky but is actually so easy to do. I remembered some little polka dot buttons that I bought while on holiday last year and added them to the top on the chain stitch.

Magic chain stitch
When I bought those buttons I had no idea that I would be doing a Christmas Crazy Quilt this year. In the back of my mind I thought I would do one at some stage.

I took a photo of the block before it was beaded. The beaded block at the top of the post definitely looks better. Beading adds life and sparkle and a touch of light.

CQJP 2012 before beading
Bye for now,


Gina E. said...

This is beautiful, Linda! You put so much work into your blocks; the end result will be stunning.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Gina, it's the end result that has me thinking. I'm not sure if my idea will work yet!

Faye said...

Gorgeous block Linda, love the reindeer, he's beautiful...

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Faye, I like him as well. I think I'd like to try more of that sort of thing.