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!