Monday, January 9, 2012


I decided I would join the CQP2012 challenge and also joined in a small group of 15 women set up by Debra Spincic. We are posting our work weekly and have assigned hours on Sat. & sun. when we each post our work in pogress. I will also post with the challenge group at the end of each month. For anyone reading this who does not know about it we are to make 12 blocks at least measuring 6x6". what you do with the individual blocks is up to you. A quilt, wallhanging, journal, etc. From what I have read there are a lot of people doing all kinds of projects.One block hopefully finished each month until the end of the year.

I am going to make a wallhanging and am posting below what I posted on Sun.

"Miss Undecided has finally decided. I am going to make a wall hanging trying to use
up my collection of cigarette silks. I am doing a centre of various queens of the world to be surrounded by cq squares. The centre will be 16" square and it will be 12 - 8" squares around. It should finish approx 35-36" square with sashing. Similar to what I did on my silk tie quilt. I have quite a few flower and butterfly ones that will be used in the squares.

I went through my doilies and found 5 the same and I am going to mount a queen on each one and use a different one for the centre which is Queen Victoria. The pic I am showing just has them laid down. Nothing sewn yet as I am still deciding on the background color. There are 2 or 3 I like but want to keep this hanging to light colors only. There will be no cq on the centre. Just embroidering the silks to the doilies. I hope this makes sense.

I haven't sewn the blocks yet. I normally only do one at a time as I work and so may stick to that except for having to haul the fabric out every month so may do more at a time. Will see. Working to a schedule like this will all be new for me as it probably is for the rest of you.'

Hopefully I will post more often now I will have something to show. I cut up the muslin today and drew out 4 squares which I hope to piece in the next couple of days.
I will post them when I am done.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

What are the odds of being able to find that many doilies that are identical! This is going to be a beautiful project - you can be sure I'll be anxiously waiting for progress photos.

Suztats said...

It'll be gorgeous! And I'll be watching all the fun as it progresses.

Maggi said...

What a lovely way to use your collection of cigarette silks. Will be watching for progress reports and photos.

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Freda! I'm looking forward to following you progress on this!

Gorgeous doilies!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I had to laugh at *Miss Undecided*...that is the story of my life:)
Your project looks fun...can't wait to see more!
Have a great day!