My goal for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project for 2015 is to stitch one block a month as per the guideline/requirements.
The fabrics that I shall be using this year for my Crazy Quilt blocks will all be neutrals and whites, with some of the neutrals being my hand-dyed fabrics.
And, because I am expecting to be 'on-the-road' (or at least in the caravan) for most of the year, I am putting some limitations on what I can do, such as:
Embroidery threads will be the predominant form of embellishing.
Each block will have a different colour scheme (I'm hoping this will add interest in the finished quilt).
I will not be following the colour wheel, but will jump to whatever colour appeals at the time.
Beads, sequins & charms will not be used, as I wont be able to travel very well with them.
(I may add beads etc. in one go, at the very end, after ALL the 12 blocks have been made).
Crochet lace or embellishing will be made specifically for each block.
There will be no main overall theme for the blocks.
I will be experimenting more with patterns and the build up of combination seam treatments.
The blocks will be entirely hand-stitched, which includes the piecing of the naked blocks.
My first hand-stitched naked block - January
And the first bit of seam embellishing has begun.
This block is (obviously) going to be a RED colour scheme.
The dark fabrics here are not as dark in real life as they show in the photo.