Saturday, April 2, 2016

CQJP 2016 February Block Motif 1

Here it is April, and I am finally working on my February block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2016.

That being said, I actually managed to stitch this in March. With it being a February block, a heart seemed fitting. 

The heart was traced from a quilting template and stem-stitched with red size 8 Anchor pearl cotton. I sketched our initials within the heart and stem-stitched them with black size 8 Anchor pearl cotton.

It looks a bit plain now, but my plans for the seams nearby should dress up some of the white seen here.

If time allows, I hope to complete this block within the next week.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

CQJP 2016 is a personal stitching challenge to complete a block a month. You may learn more about it here. If you are interested in joining next year, sign ups for CQJP generally open up in November and close in December.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such a sweet heart - and even better that it's personalized.

Cattinka said...

The heart is pretty and it looks like it is made for my husband and me. You used our initials on it.

Christine Barnsley said...

A very pretty start to your February CQJP block.... looking forward to seeing more! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Such a simple but pretty little motif. Brings back childhood doodling memories, lol.
xx, Carol

Anonymous said...

Lovely heart - reminds me of a tree carving. =) I know it will be the center of a beautiful area. Good luck with getting it all done this week. It IS possible! I have one more seam to go on my March block, which I just started a week ago. I have to get stitching on the April post card so I can make the April block! You're going to catch up soon. =)

Katie said...

Looks beautiful to me!