Tuesday, 11 June 2013

CQJP for june

I have been working on this latest block since yesterday and think I have done enough, maybe at the end of the year other bits will be added and who knows some might be removed.  I wanted to use the allium as my flower for the month as I have so many out in the garden at the moment, shame they only seem to flower in the mauve/purple range as it is not a colour I have used on the blocks!  The little 3D needle tatted  flower in the top on the right hand side I found the as a  tutorial  on another blog.
If I do this challenge next year I will make the blocks each month, it was a mistake doing them all together but that is part of the learning curve I am on at the moment.  I am unable to add lace, ribbon etc neatly, this should be added during the construction of the blocks, never mind we live and learn.



I am also taking part in a round robin with the group embroidery friends which has been set up following the closure of the Embroiderers Guild forum. This group is open to all not just members of the EG.  There are 10 of us taking part and I have chosen gardens as the theme for my 10" x 8" piece.  I have done a bird bath and can now send it on the the next person to add something,    wonder what it will look like when it arrives back, maybe someone will do a bird having a bath!   Bit concerned what is going to arrive through my letter box as we are all choosing our own theme, trust it is something I can do.  Two of those taking part are in Australia but the rest of us are UK based.  Here is the bird bath, only worked in stem stitch but think it is quite cute


14 comments:

Annet said...

Love the allium!

Gaia said...

Love all the embroidery work in this block, specially the allium! is that a spider climbing up ? that is so cute too.

Nana said...

Hiw pretty it is and the bird bath... lovely.

Nana

Pippas quilts said...

What a lovely mix in your CQJP so many interesting stitches and textures. Bird bath looks great I wonder what you will receive sound like an exciting round robin.

Sandi said...

What a fun block to do!

Looking forward to seeing the birdbath embroidery finished.

Faye Cook said...

Margaret Love your block and think your bird bath is so cute

Queeniepatch said...

Nice block! You know, you can add lace and braid etc to an already constructed block, just anchor them ends with a button or charm.
The bird bath is very stylish, it could also be a stand for a sun dial or an urn with flowers, so the block might come back looking totally different from what you think. Exciting!

motidana said...

Lovely block Margaret. Been away for so long that have missed a lot of beautiful eye candy in all your posts . And I love the idea of Round Robin ! Looking forward to see how it turns out .

Jules Woolford said...

Glad to see you got that beautiful allium in, centre stage!x

desertskyquilts said...

Your block is very pretty. Although each element seems random, the whole comes together wonderfully. I like your birdbath!

Susan Hook said...

I love your new block, I think this is my favourite one of them all so far. The round robin task sounds interesting, I tried to have a look on embroidery friends but I couldn't find out any information at all, I was loged in but for some reason I couldn't get through to anything, the only thing I had any luck with was the gallery. I think that I might have to sack this site. I have had a look at your article in stitch magazine and I must say it looks very impressive, it has very good pictures and patterns, WELL DONE!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your CQ block is lovely with so many wonderful stitches and fantastic threads.. The Allium is very pretty and creative. Hugs Judy

Jillian said...

Love the block - the colours are great and it is so harmonious.

Lady Locust said...

Oh what fun. Can hardly wait to see it come back.