First my practice for the Cretan Stitch. This is my least favorite foundation stitch. I think it's fair to say I hate it. LOL Here's one I did in 2008 on my sampler.
And here are the ones on this year's sampler piece. The second row of blue I just played with some embellishments. The last one - I don't know what that is. LOL
And here is my entire first block for CQJP2012. It still needs a little beading, but I can do that on Monday and Tuesday. The center is much more embellished than I usually do, and there will be more that goes on the outer edges when it's joined to other blocks. For now, it's finished.
You can see closeups of the seams on my blog at cq4fun.livejournal.com