I seem to be out of control. I always have some sort of plan in the back of my mind, though somewhat vague, but seem to end up going in a different direction. This month's block ended up being much more intensive than anticipated. Also, I certainly did not intend to use metallic threads! Anyway, my January block is finally completed. The block itself is much more of a green than shown here even though I photographed it in a natural light. The metalics never seem to show up as well in a photograph either, at least for me.
|2015 CQJP - January Block|
Below is the block at a point where I had intended to be nearly finished. I wasn't very happy with it as it didn't look complete to me. I had planned to put a pocket in the center but didn't know how to accomplish that and have it look right.
|Embroidered seams on my January block|
This image looks really blue, which it isn't, but a blue block would have been very pretty. However, the color of the peacock feathers is more accurate in this photo. I am pleased with the outcome but will now have to figure out where to go with the remaining 11 blocks as I just don't have time to devote to this much elaborate stitching every month. A lot of hours were spent on this one and I am now feeling like I will never catch up.