Friday, February 2, 2018
CQJP 2018 Block 2
Earlier this week, I pieced the second block for my Crazy Quilt Journal Project.
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First, I colored white cotton fabric with crayons and set the color. (Coloring fabric was explained in this post last year.)
This month, rather than using raw edge applique, I cut the heart a little larger than needed and ironed the edges under. I used HeatnBond Lite (one of the prizes I won from ThermOWeb last year through the Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM) to iron the heart in place. Then, I hand appliqued the edges to the block.
A buttonhole stitched seam, connected with straight stitches along the top, created a fence.
I lightly sketched the outline of a tree on the muslin backing of the block and embroidered it with stem stitches using size 5 DMC #4140 variegated brown perle cotton.
The second seam was embellished with back stitches using size 8 DMC #954 green perle cotton.
Now to see if I can actually embroidere the ideas I have in mind for the rest of this block...
Thank you for visiting!
The Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2018 is a personal challenge to create a crazy quilt block measuring at least 8" x 8" each month of the year. You may learn more about it here and see the beautiful blocks other participants have created here.
Embellished CQJP 2018 January Block - here
My CQJP 2018 progress is being saved on this Pinterest board.