I'm making progress on my second block for CQJP 2012. The first block included a painting of the home built for my husband's grandparents to live in when they were married. This block is a companion to the 1st block and contains photos of families that have lived in the home over the years beginning with my husband's grandparent's wedding photo. The florals are inspired by his grandmother's bridal bouquet which appears to be wild flowers loosely gathered. The monthly birthstone is opal or pink tourmaline, so I have embroidered some pink and some lavender flowers. A skeleton key will be added yet and some more needs to be done with the bouquet coming into the block.
I have also done the basic, or base, seam stitches on my third block. The color looks a little washed out in the photo below, but I think you can still see the stitching OK.