October 13, 2012

Susan: September Reveal CQJP

But the picture isn't going up until later tonight. I have one more 3-inch seam to do. My plan for next week is to join the nine blocks and then spend the rest of October filling in corners. That will give me the last two months to work on borders, and I think those will go a little faster, because I'm using more or less plain stitching on them, unless a TAST I really like comes up. I'm excited to finish this project and have next year to get back to some things I put on the back burner for this year. There is no knotted whatever stitch yet. I will do that someplace in the joins. I kept trying and didn't get it figured out. Since it's a slower stitch for me, I decided I'll find a nice spot for it and do it next week. See you later with a picture of the September block! Later is here:

13 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

So so lovely! Your flower fairies are gorgeous and you always find such creative ways to accent them.

Cy said...

That's a beautiful Poppy Fairy. Probably my favourite fairy yet. And such delicate and beautiful stitching enhances her on this block. Love it all. Good luck with joining the blocks together. I'm looking forward to getting to that stage myself, lol.

Debra Spincic said...

I predict a finish with the finish of 2012! I have my crystal ball out, yaknow!

Very pretty and delicate, Susan. You've captured the essence of your CQ perfectly.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Such a lovely fairy, the colours are gorgeous, she seems almost grown-up and a quite stunning finale.

Suztats said...

Beautiful and delicate, and the colours of the Poppy Fairy are so rich. I like how you've used more of the poppy red in some of your seam treatments, too.

cq4fun said...

Sadly, even fairies must grow up. =) I think she will be my center, but haven't really looked to be sure. Depends on colors in the other blocks. Thank you for your very kind comments on my work. I don't think I did as pastel as I thought I would in the beginning, so maybe I'll try some blocks on absolutely only whites and ecru fabrics. Though that calls to me to use browns and golds. But we'll see. For now, I'll finish this set!

Judy S. said...

So pretty, Susan. I just can't wait to see them altogether! Where'd you find that gorgeous butterfly?

cq4fun said...

A friend sent me two like that. Isn't it great?

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I know the term delicate has been used, but that was my first thought when I saw this. It is just gorgeous. I know how we must all be anxious to complete our blocks and move on, but I am really going to miss seeing them and following the progression. (Between you and me, I'm ready to get back to some fresh projects too).

CarolynnS said...

Oh gosh! what a good friend to send you the pretty butterflies! This one so enhances your block!

cq4fun said...

She sent a small priority box stuffed with ribbons and threads and beads and all kinds of lovely things. She is a dear friend, and very generous!

I'm going to miss the project, but it's hard for me to be constrained and disciplined for such a long time. LOL I couldn't have done it without this group, I think.

cq4fun said...

Thanks, Connie! I appreciate those who apply the word delicate to my stitching. It's the look I want it to have, but it's so hard for me to judge whether I succeed. I appreciate the feedback that tells me I'm getting close. =)

cq4fun said...

Here's hoping your crystal ball is working. =) Lately, I have so little time, and energy is sometimes an issue when I CAN sew. I am so tired from being on the go, I just want to sleep late, eat bonbons and do nothing. =) Life is slowing a bit since I have shed one responsibility, but I fear something will come along to take its place! LOL