Monday, 18 November 2013

blocks completed

I am ahead if myself this morning having done the CQJP block for december.  Of course it has a bit of a Christmas theme!  I think it could do with some more brightness looks a bit dull to me.



I then got all the other blocks out and put them in order on the table and here is what they look like


this is the first time I have looked at them all together and on the whole I am feeling rather pleased with myself!!       Now the big question    what shall I do with them.   Maybe a wall hanging,  if I do that do that should I have sashing?  or maybe make into a book,   not sure how to go about that though.  I suppose I would back each page maybe with a plain cotton fabric or maybe have it as a 6 page book and back each page with another crazy one.  I will take them with me to the K & S and buy some backing fabric,  was thinking of staying with a shade of green possibly dark or maybe I should look for a contrast, tan?  any advice will be greatly received.
I have signed on to do this challenge next year too,   Helen says she might like a pink and grey theme but have not decided yet.

34 comments:

Susan Hook said...

Wow! the blocks look fantastic all laid out. I like the idea of a book and it would be a nice project finding out how it all goes together. You are right to be pleased you have done a lovely job!

Queeniepatch said...

BRAVO!!!!
The blocks look absolutely lovely together, and if I were you, I'd make a wall hanging (without sashing, but with stitches over the new seams)..
As for the December block. I just love the triangular Christmas trees! How about adding something sparkly if you want to brightening up the block. Tinsel, star, bell...

Jules Woolford said...

You're doing wonderfully! Well done!x

Boud said...

They look lovely! I'd wonder if you would like to make a concertina book -- that can lie flat like a book or be opened up across a wall to display. And of course, I'd think about a bit of goldwork, but that won't surprise you! your colors are lovely, nice atmosphere around them.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Margaret, You should be very pleased with yourself. All those blocks together look awesome.. Hugs Judy

Gaia said...

Another pretty block, I love the chirstmas tree and the holly leaves. Either book or a wall hanging would be nice.

donna said...

Your block looks great. I think you should sew them together with out sashing like the did long time ago. I am just loving this. Is there a pattern?
Hugs
donna

Annet said...

Congrats on finishing your last block, it's very pretty. Love the look of your block together. I think you don't need a sashing if you piece them this way. It would make a great quilt!

Pippas quilts said...

Well done they look great. I like the idea of a wall hanging then it can been seen all the time. Where as a book you have to make a concious effort to get it out to look at it.

deanna7trees said...

love seeing all the blocks together...beautiful color. i love green. a binding with different strips of green stitched together might be nice and unique.

Grit said...

They all look s so fantastic. Wonderful work.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Margaret they are lovely, yes a wall hanging would look good. I'd choose something rich, velvety, green, red? Needs to be opulent! :) x

Createology said...

Each block has been such a delight to see. Now seeing them as a whole is truly amazing. A wall hanging would be wonderful. If space is limited then a book would be nice. I like Boud's suggestion of a concertina book that can be displayed on a mantle or table. Backed with a bit of sparkly gold in the fabric would be lovely. Beautiful job Margaret. Creative Stitching Bliss...

Nana said...

How wonderful those blocks look and how pretty they are embroidered. Good job!

Nana

Marianne Harmann said...

Der neue Block ist sehr schön, aber alle zusammen sind einfach umwerfend !! Ich bin begeistert.
LG Marianne

Radka said...

They look great! I would make them into a wall hanging, I think you would get more pleasure, seeing them all the time. I would not do sashing, but a nice border :-)

Anneliese said...
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Anneliese said...

Yes, I had to delete it - but here I am again. Your block are looking so beautiful. About sashing or not - I don't know. I usually make sashings but your wall hanging - if it will be one - will look wonderful without - one block blending into the next. Do not take it apart for a book - You will love it as a whole.

Mary Ellen said...

I like this idea a lot. Antique crazy quilts don't usually have sashing.

Raewyn said...

Your crazy patch blocks are gorgeous - and will look beautiful put together. I think they will be more effective seen en masse as a hanging and of course more embroidery on top of the seam joins would be lovely.... but really it is up to you :-)

Jane Galley said...

Well done, you! They look fabulous together, and I think Raewyn has the perfect suggestions

Séverine said...

Your december block is beautiful and all the blocks are fabulous together

Anita said...

Your blocks looks great together.Congratulations Margaret! I think it needs only a border and not a sashing.I don't have much experience in CQ so I might not be correct and am looking forward to see the suggestions you get from other crazy quilters.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your December block looks great Margaret!! I really like the tree with the beads on it and also the tatting. All your blocks look so nice together and I think it'd make a terrific wall hanging.

tubakk said...

Oh yes, these are so pretty. I love all the fantastic colours you've used.

Vicki Miller said...

congratulations! they will make a gorgeous wall hanging. I can't wait ti get going in january. Perhaps you could do nex year in another colour and alternate the block of the two years to make a larger quilt?

cq4fun said...

Love them all together! You did a great job and finished a month early!

Jillian said...

They do look good, Margaret. I'd vote for wall hanging with border only.

DIAN said...

Margaret this last block looks fabulous and all the blocks together are amazing. I think a wall hanging would be good. xx

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

So pretty! I like the thought of a wall hanging with sashing between the blocks, that way they'd stand out more. Can't wait to see what you decide!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, what a luscious collection! I love these. A crazy patch quilt is on my bucket list.

Kippy SoMature said...

Lovely!! just beautiful! and the whole year of blocks together is a beautiful collection!!

The Inside Stori said...

This is stunning......your mastery of embroidery is very apparent!

Wendy said...

I love the Christmas tree. So much work in these blocks, is this your first time crazy quilting?