Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ready to go with CQJP and TAST

I know a lot of you ladies are participating in Sharon Boggon`s TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday)  as well as the CQJP (Crazy Quilt Journal Project).  Like many of you, I am combining the two.   I have shown pictures of this needlepoint piece in the past, as well as my piecing in progress.   The piecing is done, and this is what it looks like now.

The blocks are just ironed and pinned on, and I am still shuffling them around. Again, the greens are not nearly as bright in life; I amped up the exposure on the picture so you could differentiate between the various blacks.  I had to do some tweaking to what will eventually be the finished block size (7.5 inches square) because the salvageable area of the needlepoint (it’s vintage) was an inch smaller than I had originally planned for.

I may still do some rearranging of the blocks, but I am not sure it will matter once the blocks are stitched on.  These blocks will be given seam treatments only, in the bright colors of the needlepoint, so that the blocks (hopefully) frame and complement the flowers, not compete with it.

Now I am off to gather threads. And I am leaving for a week’s vacation on Friday, so if I don`t blog during that time, you will know why. I plan to take one or two of these blocks along, plus my red/black/green journal cover and a red and white UFO from the past (see picture).

I promise to bring back lots of fun pictures of friends, shopping, thrifting and all sorts of good things!!

Hugs,

Cathy maroon

14 comments :

Wendy said...

Cathy, this is going to be just stunning when you are finished!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

I'm really looking forward to the progress throughout the year - a stunning start!

MosaicMagpie said...

I love the black! Very different and unique. Have fun on your trip.
Deb

Carol said...

OOO, so pretty. I am piecing block for CQ2012 and TAST. I'm a slow worker but the hard part for me is over. Choosing fabrics!

Have a great vacation. Hope you are going somewhere warm.
xx, Carol

Marjolein said...

I think it looks terrific!
I'll follow closely how it developes.

Suztats said...

A beautiful beginning! I shall enjoy watching this evolve.
Love the red and white piece.
Have a happy holiday!

Quayceetatter said...

Love the center and nice job on arranging the blocks!! Linda in NM

Allison Ann Aller said...

Have a great time..
Your quilt is going to be epic!

Nicki Lee said...

Beautiful already! This is going to be one elegant and glamorous work of art when you are done with it!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Cathy,
I'm going to put up the cottage ones for winter and the sheer ones for summer! I think they both are nice.Thanks for your in put!
Quilting just amazes me! Lovely and have fun!
Deb

Connie said...

Looks absolutely lovely. (-;

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Cathy, your blocks are beautiful! I love the black but for some reason never think to do black. I look forward to watching this develop. Have a great trip!

Susan Elliott said...

To beautiful beautiful beginnings. Bonne Année.

Cat said...

This piece is just gorgeous! The black color tones are so rich, love it!

Have a beautiful weekend!