Saturday, 7 September 2013

crazy quilting

At last I have got round to doing a blog.  It has been about 4 weeks, sorry will not overload you with things just my september CQJP piece and the latest Tula Pink blocks,, I have posted them every week on the web but not updated here so I have 12 to add.

CQJP september.


Not much happening in the garden now, just greenery but do have an apple tree so the centre block is just a branch of it with a couple of apples!  The hedgehog visited and was investigating the apple that had fallen. Sharon`s stencils have been useful again and a tatted josephine knot has taken up the top left hand corner block.Somehow this block looks rather dull not sure how to lift it, have used quite a bit of yellow, will see when they are all finished as to how to liven it up a bit.

Tula Pink blocks 34 to 45


 I have done these as a collage as there were so many, if anyone wants to see any in further detail I can let you have an individual photo.  I now have all 100 blocks cut out so ahead of myself which is good.

Two wonderful quilt shows will post some photos soon, sorry I have been lazy with my blog.

Yesterday I went to a group in Castleford, thought it was a quilting group but   well it is but it is linked to a flour mill that is being restored and the group meet to stitch things that are sold in the local market shop to raise funds to restore the water wheel etc.  I have come home with some blue fabric to make a cot quilt but will pop into the market this morning as I need some white to make up the blocks, They are using half square triangles in 2 fabrics 6" each a total of 15 squares so will see how I go on, if successful a photo might appear here.

34 comments:

cq4fun said...

I'm sure you'll be successful! I really like your Sept. block. You are caught up. I'm two behind! The variegated thread on the squares is perfect, but I like the look of the whole block.

Queeniepatch said...

Nice to read your blog again! The September block is great; I can see how you have made use of Sharon's stencils and there is a lot of fancy work on the seams. Dull? I don't think so, but wait and see how the blocks look together, then you can think of adding buttons or sequins or something to 'liven up' a dull spot.
My, haven't you been busy with the Tula Pink blocks! And now you are going to make a charity quilt to help the Mill.
You are so generous and an inspiration to us all.

Monica said...

Glad to see you back, Margaret! I like your CQ block, actually, it seems to have more texture this time. You don't want them all to look the same! As you said, you'll know if it needs anything more when you put them all together.

Lady Locust said...

So good to hear from you ~ I love the Josephine knot - will have to figure that one out:)
Smiles,
JoeyLea

Anneliese said...

Yes, indeed, you have been missed by me as well, i like your September block with the Josephine tatting, must have a look to remember how it is done, your other block look beautiful together.

Anneliese said...

... I can see houses appear - it depends on how you assemble it.

Annet said...

Your September CQ doesn't look dull to me, just wait and see what happens if you join your blocks!

Lilian said...

I don't think the block looks dull either. Nice to hear from you again. It does sound like you've been very busy!

Grit said...

Your crazy block looks fantastic. This is on my todo list.
Greetings Grit

Gaia said...

I like your September block;all the embellishments so pretty, is that a hedgehog in the garden?

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your Sept. block is beautiful.. What stitch did you use in the upper left corner. it is gorgeous. I love it. hugs Judy

Nana said...

This looks very pretty, as usual!

Nana

Pippas quilts said...

No wonder you have not had time for your blog you have a great amount of work. The September cq is not dull it has a fabulous stitches and textures. Tula pink wow.

motidana said...

Lovely blocks. Makes me want to try out learning CQ myself !

Mosaic Magpie said...

Good to see your post! The block looks great!
Deb

Starr White said...

Lovely quilt blocks, Margaret :)

Createology said...

Margaret your CQ is wonderful. I appreciate how you have described your elements. How about some lovely varigated brighter greens to liven the darkness? (I am being brave as I have no experience in CQ) Your blocks are super fun. How sweet and generous of you to take on a cot quilt for the Water Wheel project. Creative Stitching Bliss Dear...

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely block, and I love the story that goes with it. Enjoy making your cot quilt

Jules Woolford said...

Your CQ block is charming Margaret. You've been really busy! Good luck with your charity cot quilt.

Jen said...

HI!Margaret, Love your 1st block and how you have embelished and embroidered it. The Tula collage is looking lovely. Happy to see your post.

Claudia said...

Your September block looks interesting to me not dull. You are very busy, Margaret, your blocks are so lovely and you are a very generous person.

Dianne said...

Margaret, I think your crazy block is far from dull. You have put an accent of complementary colour in and the colours are just beautiful. Love the little hedgehog:-) My, you have done so many blocks. You will be an expert. Can't wait to try out my CQ stencils - still waiting for them to be delivered from the USA. Sharon sent them over and now they are winging their way back to me. Di.

Susan Hook said...

Lovely to see you back, your blocks are lovely, the water wheel project sounds a very good idea, it will be nice to make things to sell for a good cause, I will look forward to seeing your quilt!

Suztats said...

Missed your posts, so I'm glad you're back. I've been awol too. Nice stitching!

Radka said...

Your Tula Pink blocks look great :-)

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I love your crazy quilt block! I am doing tula pink too, so I enjoyed seeing all those blocks as well, great blog :-)

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I love your crazy quilt block! I am doing tula pink too, so I enjoyed seeing all those blocks as well, great blog :-)

Kippy SoMature said...

superior Margaret! lovely - I can see how it helps so much to have started with some kind of theme and or color for the CQJP (I started with neither!) but am continuing to learn - your tula pink challenge is breathtaking - in execution and speed! wow -

Jillian said...

September piece is charming. Love the colours.

cottonreel said...

The crazy quilt block looks good .
A lot of dedication going on with the Tula blocks

Klaudia said...

Your crazy block looks fantastic.

Greetings Klaudia

Isabelle said...

your crazy block is lovely.

Anita said...

The tula pink blocks are beautiful ! lovely CQ block as well,the josephine knots add texture to the block.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Margie, your crazy patch is coming along beautifully!