July 15, 2012

Cy - TAST - CQJP July block


I had a little 'playtime' with this stitch on my stitch sampler journal page.
I have no idea 'what it is meant to be', but I suppose, being freeform style, it does not have to actually BE anything at all.
Stitching, just for the sheer enjoyment of stitching.



And onto my July CQJP it goes......

One ......


Two .....


Three ......





...CQJP...

I finally managed to get my naked block for July made.
 I have a lot of catching up to do on this block if I'm to complete it before the end of July.
So far I have only got the one seam stitched which is the TAST stitch above.
So much to do, so many stitches yet to trial.



And as i forgot to post this last week, here are my six completed blocks so far.


I've just tucked the raw edges underneath for this photo-shoot. There will probably be black(ish) sashing between the blocks. I am still undecided on that yet, and they won't be in this format either.

That's all for this week.

Keep dry, keep safe and Happy Stitching.

13 comments:

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I like it when you play, but like it more when you're serious! Wonderful U&DB and your six blocks look so dramatic and the little butterflies seem to bring the blocks together. I wonder whether when you add sashing between the blocks you could have a few more of the lovely creatures flying around the sashing here and there. Just a thought.

Cy said...

Thank you Carol, that is a great idea about the butterflies on the sashing. Something else I'll have to seriously think about now, lol.

Suztats said...

I like the butterflies, too. I can't seem to find one in the upper left block--am I missing it? Your blocks all together show the harmony of beautiful fabric and thread colours. They look great!
I love the UDB stitch in the triple row!

Cy said...

Thanks Suz. You won't find a butterfly in that 1st block Suz, because there isn't one, lol. That was my January block and I think it was then that Debra suggested fussy-cutting the butterfly fabric to include a whole butterfly in the patch. What an absolute treasure that girl is..... I ran with that idea and embellish the butterflies now.
And as for that 1st block, when I get time I thought I would stitch a caterpillar in the patch.
There is also another block that I forgot to crochet a trim for, so that is another thing I will add at a later date too.

ladyhawthorne said...

Wow, so pretty! I especially like the layered rows.

Peacock said...

I just LOVE your stacked UnDB row! gorgeous color gradation, exquisite spacing.. yum!
Also wonderful to see all of your completed blocks set out together! They are gorgeous and work very well as a set. You already mentioned that this isn't the final layout for these blocks, and I'm sure you either already have or certainly would think of this while considering your layout-- In this picture all of the butterflies seem to be flying in the same direction which gives it a very structural, regimented feel. I tend to think of butterflies in flight as fluttery and unpredictable in their directions. The butterflies all facing one direction brings to mind for me scientific collection boxes.

Cy said...

Thanks Angela, it was fun to do. I think I like this stitch.

Cy said...

Thanks Tahlia, yes the blocks will be orientated so that the butterflies will be facing different directions, although I rather like your 'scientific collection boxes' thought, lol, but maybe I'll run with that idea for some other project. Already got too many ideas for this one, and, as you imply, fluttery flight unpredictable in direction, will go nicely with the freedom of the block stitchery I think.

Judy S. said...

So, how did Dera know there were butterflies on that fabric? She is amazing! Love what you've done with them, and I also love the way you did this week's stitch,the layered look and the play. It intrigues me how nicely it curves.

Peacock said...

yes! I agree. I love the freedom of the stitchery you've got in all these blocks!

Debra Spincic said...

Aren't your blocks just so contemporary? Really handsome! 12 will be absolutely over the top.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I was looking for the missing butterfly too. I love the fun idea of the caterpillar. Your blocks look fantastic together and it's wonderful the way the butterflies flitter about. I really like the triple rows of Up and Down Buttonhole stitching!

Cy said...

Thank you Connie. A shame though that my photo of the six blocks is blurry on enlarging. I'll blame it on there not being enough water in the whiskey ;)