Friday, January 11, 2013

CQJP 2013 Begins

Well, I'm off and running for CQJP 2013.  As you can see I have switched directions from my CQJP 2012. I am using more color and want the focus this year to be on the stitching.  The stitching will follow a lot of stitching used on antique crazy quilts that I have found in books and on the Internet as well as a few combinations I'll likely make up along the way.  Once the blocks are all pieced together (or maybe sooner) I will add some embroidered flowers, appliques and more stitching.  The plan for now is to not add sashing when I put it together, but rather join each block directly and then do more embroidery along the seam lines. I want this to have the feel of an antique piece.


At this time last year I had all my blocks pieced, my images printed out for the most part and much of my planning done.  This year I am stitching and piecing intuitively and hoping for the best.  I need to come up with a name for my CQJP 2013.  CQJP 2012 was titled 'Keys to the Past'.  Let me know if anything comes to mind!

I hope everyone's new year is off to a promising start!

12 comments:

Createology said...

Your blocks look like a rich Victorian jewel box belonging to royalty. How fun to be so prepared. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You KNOW I like these colours! It's going to be fun to watch this project develop.

Caseymini said...

Connie, the colors are beautiful and the stitching is perfect! Keep going . I will be following your progress.

margaret said...

Connie am I right in thinking you have 4 blocks done already?Love the colours very jewel like I have made my 12 but no stitching on yet, posted pictures on my blog the other day.

Suztats said...

I love these rich jewel tones!
Are you doing all the seams in the same thread? It looks very victorian.
How about the name Victorian Jewels?

Lorraine said...

Looking good girlfriend!

Marjolein said...

I like your palette. The idea of using the color of one of the lighter fabrics for the seams unifies the blocks. It looks pretty Victorian to me ;)

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Connie I like the name you came up with. A beautiful start to what will no doubt be a Gorgeous quilt!
Hugs Lynn

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Your stitching is AMAZING! what a gorgeous quilt this will be.
Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!

Nancy

Anita said...

Lovely colors! I agree with Suz ,Victorian jewel sounds good.I've started CQ this year and thanks to you Connie because you are one of my friends who have inspired me to attempt CQ.

scarlett clay said...

I've never been good with titles! I bet you'll come up with something that fits just right. Your stitching is so pretty... I'm not a quilter, though, so I've never heard the term 'stashing', what is it?

Debra Spincic said...

This will be a wonderful piece, Connie.