Monday, October 24, 2016

CQJP 2014 November Block Completed!

Better late than never? 

In November of 2013, I signed up for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2014 (CQJP 2014).
I planned to create a crazy quilted purse each month.
It is 2016 and I am still working toward completing that goal.

The November block is now complete!
I had so much fun embellishing this one.
(I think this spider is one of my favorites.)

For those of you that follow my blog, you may recognize some of the seams from previous Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) posts.

This dragonfly (butterfly?) and the seam beneath it were both created with the use of Sharon B.'s Crazy Quilt Template Set 2.

I was more than a little flattered when Sharon asked me if I would like a set in exchange for an honest review. 
Um... Wow. Yes, please!

Then, Pamela Kellogg asked if I would write a review for 
the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine. 

The above photo is on page 34 of the Summer 2016 edition of the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine

(I am not affiliated with the templates, but I do love using them.
I am not affiliated with the magazine, but I love reading it and encouraging crazy quilters to submit their work!)

If you are curious about my other blocks for CQJP 2014, here are links to the completed blocks and the purses/totes completed so far:

January block and purse (this one took a ribbon.)
February block and purse
March block and purse
April block and purse
May block
July block and purse
September block and purse

The December block is pieced and ready for embellishment.
I should finish CQJP 2014 by the end of this year.

Today, I am linking with the Monday Stitchery Link Party #81 
at Super Mom - No Cape!
The free embroidery pattern is Jack-o-Lanterns and Bats!
If you do any hand embroidery, I encourage you to join the party.

Speeking of Jack-o-Lanterns and spooky things, the Eerie Nights Blog Hop continues throughout this week. I encourage you to check it out. I will be sharing my creations on Wednesday, the 26th.

Thanks for stopping by!


Christine B said...

Love this pretty November block Renee! The butterfly is so pretty! Love all the bags you have already created and I'm looking forward to seeing the one you make with this block! Have a lovely week! Christine x

Createology said...

Renee Dear if you merely omit the year we would think you are fashionably early with your CQ blocks. This November block is stunning. I love the pinks and how you have incorporated beads with the dragonfly and spider. Congratulations on being published in CQ Qrtly.

CathieJ said...

I really don't like spiders but your stitched one is very pretty. You are a very talented stitcher. All those seams are so beautiful.

Pamela said...

This is beautiful! I love all the details.

crazyQstitcher said...

Lovely work on the block and such a sweet butterfly.

Sandra said...

Lovely work

Brigitte said...

A very pretty block, Renee. And so beautiful, all the lovely little details on it.

Queeniepatch said...

A fantastic block! Black is the perfect setting for the pink and green. The butterfly and spider are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful block, Renee! My favorite is the dragonfly wings, but I do like the bi-colored seam underneath it quite a lot, too. The whole block is beautiful, everything working together. I'm about to start working on the stitchery for the center of block 7 for this year. I think it will carry far over into next year!

Tiffstitch said...

Gorgeous! Love the spider and butterfly. The beads remind me of some I had when I was a child for some reason. I think we used to put them on safety pins on our shoes?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Good for you for sticking with the challenge! This block is really cool. I love the spider too!

Annet said...

Such a pretty block, love the spider!

Renee said...

Thank you, Annet!