Monday, July 17, 2017

CQJP 2017 March Block - 2 Seams & 1 Motif

Better late than never? Last week, I finally felt inspired to work on another under-the-sea themed block, so I pulled out my CQJP 2017 March block and added this seahorse.

I traced the shape on the back foundation of the block with light pencil marks. Using the marks on the back to guide me, I outlined the body with split stitches. The body and stomach area were then filled with satin stitches using a single strand of variegated DMC floss. DMC 4077 was used for the tummy and DMC 90 was used for the head and body.

The first seam embellished on the block was created with a strand of size 5 DMC #4020 and buttonhole stitches in various clusters and angles. At a later stage of embellishement, beads will be added to this seam.

The second seam was a quick one. Fly stitches were created with 2 strands of DMC 93 variegated blue floss.

If you have not heard about CQJP, it stands for Crazy Quilt Journal Project. It is a personal challenge to complete a crazy quilt block at least 8-inches square each month. Registration generally opens in November and closes in December the year prior to the challenge. You may read more about it here and see blocks others have created here.

Related Blog Posts

Seahorse Tutorial - here
CQJP 2017 January Block - here
CQJP 2017 February Block - here
My CQJP 2017 Pinterest Board - here

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Deb said...

Your seahorse is stunning, and love those seam treatments too.

Queeniepatch said...

Great seahorse!

Pamela said...

Very nice!

Pull the other thread said...

Such fantastic stitching. Love the effect the variegated thread gives especially on the seahorse.

Createology said...

Hi Renee. Your Seahorse has such a lot of personality. He really came to life with your stitches and color choices. Simple seam treatments are just right. Lovely CQ block in the making. Summer Sunshine Bliss...<3

crazyQstitcher said...

Lovely seahorse; beautifully stitched.
I like your idea of putting the base seams in before adding to them.

CathieJ said...

Your seahorse is beautiful.

Brigitte said...

The little seahorse is really perfect.

Renee said...

Deb, thank you so much!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Satin stitch with a single strand of DMC? Wow. That's not an easy feat!!