Monday, 2 January 2012

CQJP 2012 - Janaury work

Well to start the year off here is my first block for this project. To refresh you memory I'm making a tree skirt for my Christmas tree. I have always wanted an elorborty embellished one, and so I can go wild on my own.  Here is the first block and closeups. I may add a bit more to each block as I go along, but I still need to leave room for sewing together.

 And some closeups:
First the Beaded gathered chiffon bow

Double Chevron stitch with beaded and flower sequin centers. Two Christmas wreath charms, these I picked up from the cheap shop, they were a pair of earrings, they worked wonderfully.

And the other side of the fan is Cretan stitch with beaded extensions.
At the bottom you can see the lovely ribbed braid I picked up from a recent trip to the Sunny Gold Coast, wished I had of bought more, it's works so beautifully.

My sister in law wants one of these skirts for her tree, so I might be making more than one this year.



kerrykatiecakes2 said...

Wow Arlene! You are really ahead of the crowd! I'm going to have to work hard to keep up!
Love the block!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Love the concept of a tree skirt. Nice job on the stitching and the Double Chevron is very pretty!


Lovely stitching Arlene. Beautiful and creative. Hugs Judy

Angela Grasse said...

Wow! You are fast! I am still trying to figure out what I am going to do and it is making me a bit anxious.

Marjolein said...

It looks beautiful and abundant with that lovely braids and gordeous Christmas fabrics.

Jill said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love your use of earrings...very clever. The bow is so pretty, too. I'm looking forward to your progress on this project each month:)

Nima said...

wow...gorgeous cq block...i love the way you embellished it