Thursday, December 8, 2016

CQJP 2016 March Block Seam 1

If you follow my blog regularly, you know it has been a while since my last update on a Crazy Quilt Journal Project block.

This seam was created using Sharon B.'s Crazy Quilt Templates Set 2 as part of the product review published in the Summer 2016 issue of the Crazy Quilt Quarterly. (Note: I received the templates in exchange for an honest review. I am not associated with the templates or with the Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine, but I do love them both.)

Using size 8 green pearl cotton and a buttonhole stitch, I created the flower stems along the lines I traced (in light pencil) from the template pictured above.

Next, I used size 8 red pearl cotton and straight stitches to create flowers on the tall stems. Colonial knots were used to create flowers on the short stems.

Detached chain stitches made pairs of leaves on each flower stem using the same shade of green.

This was a fun seam to embroider!

You may see my completed CQJP 2016 blocks here.

Now... if you are wondering what CQJP is, it stands for Crazy Quilt Journal Project. 

It is a challenge to create a crazy quilt block each month. (Obviously, I am W-A-Y behind!) You may see the work of others participating this year here.

Sign-ups are now open for CQJP 2017! The minimum block size is 8-inches next year. You may read more about the rules here. The deadline to sign-up is December 28, 2016.

Exciting news: You may know Sharon Boggon has a book being published in 2017. She shared a photo of the cover on her blog today! You may check it out here.

More exciting news: Katie Bock has started a new quilting magazine - it includes all types of quilts. You may learn more about Our Quilting Journey Magazine here.

Submissions needed: The summer 2017 edition of the Crazy Quilt Quarterly will focus on buttons. Pamela Kellogg is seeking submissions of photos, articles, tutorials, or projects with buttons. Content must be new and not previously shared on-line. I believe submissions must be received by February 1st. You may learn more about submitting your work here.

On a more somber note: Pamela Kellogg's husband has been diagnosed with cancer. She has started a Go Fund Me account to assist with financial hardship from the cost of treatment. She is sharing updates on her blog. You may read more here

(Please note: I am not associated with the magazines or products mentioned within this post.)

Thank you for stopping by!


Christine Barnsley said...

What a very pretty seam treatment Renee! Thank you for the links too! Enjoy the rest of the week! Christine x

Queeniepatch said...

Is there any place better for a row of flowers than on a cq seam? Your blooms are charming; the starry ones must be Garbellas.

sharonb said...

Thanks Renee for letting people know about the book progress - and how much you enjoy the templates. I am so pleased you find them useful and enjoy them so much

Renee said...

Thank you, Sharon! I am so excited for you! And I absolutely love using the templates. :)

KimM said...

Very, very pretty! Thank you for all the updates....

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Renee, you are so out of the box. I use that template shape all the time from my Carole Samples set - because it's longer, and I NEVER thought to do something like this! Thanks for expanding my imagination. =) Thanks for the links, too.

Katie said...

Beautiful seam. Love the way it turned out. So sorry for Pamela's husband.