I was doing pretty good with this challenge and then I seemed to get busy and then side-tracked. I did finally complete my ninth block for CQJP 2015 with 3 to go. I was sort of dreading working on this particular block as it is not at the top of my list of favorite colors and the combination of fabrics, colors and patterns was not appealing to me at all. I purchased the book shown below and decided this would be a good opportunity to use it rather than put it on my shelf for 'some day'. I'm guessing most of you probably know what I mean. It seems to be a common characteristic among creative people. I had the fabric in my stash. I wanted something lighter than the block yet something that would coordinate.
It is a bit overcast today but I still managed to come pretty accurate with colors in the photo. There is a shadow on the block but the colors on the bottom half of the block are pretty accurate and are the same fabrics used on the top that appear to be a bit darker.
Below is my reference book used. There are other examples I want to try yet but stuck with three for my block.
Now I have to figure out what to do for the remaining blocks! I have really enjoyed viewing the beautiful blocks and finished items created by others for CQJP 2015! How many of you are going to take on the 2016 challenge? I think I am going to opt out. As you have probably noticed I am pretty involved in watercolor painting. I still plan to continue my stitching because, well, I love it too but I just don't think I can keep up with this challenge (especially since I have 3 left to do for this year yet) and my paintings. I can't wait to see all the new blocks though!