Posted by: maureenc | January 30, 2014

CQJP January

Twenty four hours remain to complete the first block of the 2014 Crazy Quilting Journal Project, and I am sure I will not meet my deadline!
(Not an auspicious start to a new project, I’m afraid)

I was aware that I would be facing a steep (learning) curve as I attempt to improve my hand work proficiency after so long away from CQ, but I admit that I haven’t been as dedicated to the task as I should be.DSC02659

It has been so long since I have done any silk ribbon embroidery, and I find that I have needed to to dye some ribbons in order to work on the block, and of course that eroded my stitching time as I rediscovered my dyes

Just before Christmas I invested in a set of SharonB’s plastic CQ templates!
Such fun!
Now I can have “balanced” shapes to stitch for my seam treatments.
There are four pieces in the set, and the combinations are limited only by the stitcher’s imagination!
These nifty aids will surely feature in all my blocks……and, hopefully I will get myself organised to include a photograph of the stencils in a later blogging.

As you can see from the photograph, there is a heck of a lot more work necessary on my January block….but
It’s such fun returning to SRE again!

Perhaps I need re-think my strategy for the project and work at completing SIX instead of twelve blocks.
Silly me…I have also committed to a Round Robin with the SouthernCrossCrazies, as well as participating in Round 19 SWAP with PostMark’dArt and I’m currently working on a “WHITE on WHITE” theme: Some cards are being worked in a CQ format and in others I have used Needle felted backgrounds.
More about that,later!



  1. Sounds like you’re going to be busy for awhile! I love crazy quilting. That reminds me I haven’t done one in awhile. Maybe when I get my current project done…

  2. Genie
    One thing I can honestly say is I’m never bored!Any good and positive news re Bob’s eyes???

  3. They are still finishing the medical “workup.” The doctor is pressuring Bob to choose surgery but hasn’t convinced us that is the way to go. We’re doing some energy work right now that won’t do any harm and he’s in very good spirits. There are also signs that he’s seeing better.

  4. looks beautiful!! so delicate.. hugs, v

  5. You’ll get there. Just keep breathing.



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