Friday, 8 February 2013

CQJP february

this last week I have been working on the february block,   have kept a flower in the centre block, a snowdrop as I have one out in the garden.
I have also gone with the valentine theme and put a cherub and couple of hearts on it.
I have used assorted stitches,  stem, straight, detached chain, oyster, knotted feather, spine chain, wheatear with beads and blanket with some straight stitches.
Another piece of tatting in orange. This month the block seems to be quite orange but I do like it with the green.

There are one or two areas that look a little bare but these I can add to when the other 10 blocks are completed and I decide what to do with them.

 
This did not photo well, the colours are not true and although have tried again it still comes out this colour

I have also done the tast stitch 51 today,  raised herringbone band.  4 samples of the stitch, the first 3 rows were counted out geometrically but row 4 was stitched in a random manner.


26 comments:

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your block is lovely with its stitching, embellishments, and tatting. Your Tast stitching is great too. Have a lovely weekend. We got snow!! Have you all got snow too?? Hugs Judy

Marjolein said...

Well done Margaret!
I like the orange accents.
On my computerscreen the stitching in the lower right corner looks blue/green and falls away. I suppose the colors look better in reality.
Enjoy your weekend!
Marjolein.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

You are doing so well, I love all the different textures! :) x

Little Dotty Bird said...

It looks amazing, I love all the embellishments..especailly love the snowdrops..they are one of my favourite flowers..pioneers of the Springtime! x

Pippas quilts said...

It seams to me that some cameras do not like some colours. Have you tried with just a plain cream background or in natural daylight. I try all sorts and sometimes get lucky. Your cqjp finished already for February well done wonderful stitching and the tatting love it. like the way that the bottom tast waves up and down shows promise for a seam treatment.

Queeniepatch said...

You are growing with the CQJP task. I like the idea of adding seasonal things like the snowdrop and the St Valentine hearts.

The Raised Herringbone Bands are all stunning! I like the last one especially!

Jillian said...

Great idea to add a flower that's in our garden at the moment. I think the tatting is working really well, too. It's going to be really interesting to see it all accumulate.

Jillian said...

I also like the herringbone - all great possibilities. I'd like to try them, too.

Suztats said...

I like the addition of the snowdrop and the hearts. The orange really punches up the green. I like best your last row of the TAST-really different!

Monica said...

Your block looks great. I like those colours too! You are well ahead of the game this month. Great job!

Kippy SoMature said...

Beautiful! The little snowdrop flower is lovely :) you are flying!

Createology said...

Your block looks wonderful. I like how you will let it rest until later and then look at it again. Blissful Stitching...

motidana said...

Lovely block Margaret. I loved the snow drop , and the tatted flower looks vibrant and lovely in contrast to the green of background.
The raised herringbone band in the 4th row is my favourite. Seems to have a lovely flow

Susan Hook said...

Gorgeous block Margaret, I like the contrasting orange tatting and the snow drop.The themes are a good idea for your block, maybe you can do this for them all!

Judith said...

Your block looks lovely Margaret. I love the colours! I also really like the idea of making it current to what's happening at the time of stitching it - it will end up as a diary quilt! Judith x

Anneliese said...

You had a lot of excellent ideas with your block - I also love the orange in it. Oh, those photos which never turn out as they should - in colour.
Your stitch no. 51 in all its variations is so very nice.
I like the last one especially.

Annet said...

Your February block is very pretty, love the snowdrop. I saw one in my garden the other day, but now it's hidden under the fresh snow! Your experiments with the raised herringbone are so good, the bottom row is my favourite.

Wanda Maria Roszak said...

Hi Margaret, thank you very much for your memory, visiting my blog.
I am full of admiration, how much beautiful work you do, from different disciplines, and different techniques are really beautiful.
I wish you more wonderful works, ideas, I cordially greet :)))

shirley said...

Your blocks are stunning. I love that touch of orange with the green.

Claudia said...

Your block is great, I feel a liitle bit of sping in the air! :-) Here we have snow, snow snow...
Your Tast stitches are stunning!

Séverine said...

Your block is beautiful with the announcing spring flower

Faye said...

love your block

Grit said...

Your block looks great. So fresh colors.

Liebe Grüße Grit

celle qui rêve said...

I like the bright and gay colors of your CQJP bloc

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your block looks terrific Margaret and I'm especially envious of your tatting. I'm working at it though slowly but surely.

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