February 4, 2014

kathleen mary january cqjp 2014

the computer store dug a hole in my pocket today.   it is for the good.   i will be able to use the capitol button again.  also every time i type hopefully i won't have to type it five times before the computer accepts everything i type.

this is what i am going to submit for january cqjp 2014.    one moment i think it needs more embroidery, than the next i think i'm not sure.




looking at it on the computer i can see holes.  do you see them too.
please help and tell me what you think.

thanks,
kathleen mary

11 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

I think you should flip the floral applique so the red flowers are resting on the pale patches instead of the red patch. It would then be a nice connection between all the red patches. If you can't flip it, then add another red flower(s) at the end with the leaves.

Otherwise, it's a very pretty block.

kathy r said...

thank you

Susan said...

It depends on what kind of stitcher you are. I'm a minimalist, and to compare, 100 details for 100 days, a Sharon Boggon project, is much more encrusted. I think your block has enough, though I like Debra's suggestion of one more red flower down at that end, if you have one. When you sew this with other blocks, you may want to add here and there in the joining corners, or you may not. For now, I would call it done, but others may feel differently. Decide what YOUR style is, after looking at other CQ online.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I especially like the green beads near the top. Were those prestrung? Lovely! I like your block just the way it is...yummy lantern beads too!

Suztats said...

When I'm faced with this question on my blocks, I try to leave it as is for the time being. The block is put somewhere I can see it throughout the day. Sometimes I see where I might like to add more, but most often I leave it until it's joined to the other blocks, and then I may add more at the joining.
I think your block is very pretty! It has a lightness to it. I do like Debra's suggestion, though.

Cyra said...

Just remember that this is the first of 12 (or however many) blocks you need to complete your quilt. For continuity reasons you will need to devote the same amount of time, and embellishments, to the other blocks as well. So if you are happy with the time spent creating this block, then call it finished.
Personally, I love it just the way it is. You have enough variation in threads, stitches, beads, and embellishments for it to be complete. Well done.

ladyhawthorne said...

It's very pretty as is, but I also think you can never add too much to a crazy quilt. I like that idea of seeing how all your blocks go and you can always add more if needed.

Moira said...

Great work. I agree with Cyra, I'd leave it for the time being and add too it later if you thought it needed more to fit with the remaining 11 blocks.

Debra Spincic said...

Cy makes a good point in that the remaining blocks need to reach the same level as this block. It's better to err on the side of less at first than more embroidery.

Barbara C said...

The blue patch on the left seems to need a bit more embellishment. The problem with crazy quilts is that they can absorb an infinite amount of stitching, so sometimes it's good to wait and seek overall balance.

Judy S. said...

I agree with the others. Call it done for now, and then see how you feel when you put it with the others. Nice stitching!