My 44th Block has now been completed in this series which began as a CQJP (Crazy Quilt Journal Project) 2013. At the beginning of this project back in January of 2013 I was sure I would get bored using the same fabric colors and thread color with no lace, beads or other embellishments. The colors are also not colors I am normally drawn to. I love soft colors like pastels, lots of lace, lots of beads and all kinds of textures and embellishments. My focus has been on stitch combinations as seen on many of the vintage/antique quilts. I have stitched intuitively and have actually found it quite meditative. I have done no pre-planning and often what I see in my mind ends up going a different direction altogether.
I have four more blocks in this series that are pieced. They are small and easy to take on trips. I did much of this block during a trip last week to Colorado. This upcoming week is the beginning of Ragbrai (the largest organized bicycle ride that goes across Iowa from the Missouri to the Mississippi). I will be taking these along with me but doubtful I will be getting much stitch time in. If I do I will post when I return.