Sunday, April 3, 2016

Center Medallion of the Velvet Hex

Center Medallion of the Velvet Hex 

Here is a snap of my Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) that I started designing in February of 2012, when I first found the CQJP 2012 on-line.  I joined the CQJP 2013 and CQJP 2014 to make the 13 hexes, 6 half-hexes and 24 triangles.  I finished making all the medallion blocks and pieced the center 7 hexes in 2015 using the English Paper-Piecing method.   During my medical leave from work, I worked on the embroidery for seam embellishment.  In the spring of 2016 I added the center border triangles with the black velvet to complete the center medallion.  I joined the CQJP 2016 to work on the border triangles, I need 56 of them in all.  I still have to embellish the seams on the next row of hexes and half-hexes - it make take a while, since it is too big to bring to work - so I bring the border triangles.  This snap was taken in Elk Lake, PA by fellow quilter Debbie C. of Binghamton, NY.  I am behind the CQ holding it up for show and tell at the National Quilt Day Celebration, sponsored by A Stich in Time quilt club of Montrose, PA.

7 comments:

  1. That is exquisite work and an awesome project! Well done. Will it hang or lay on the bed or table? WOW!

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  2. Beautiful! Would love to see photos of individual blocks. The setting is clever and spectacular.

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  3. The finished project will be about 63 inches square. I will be adding black-on-black embroidery (black floss on black silk) hexes and half-hexes to turn the hexagon into a square. The whole thing will be bordered in CQ triangles with alternating black velvet triangles. It will be small enough to hang, but will probably just be displayed on a bed. Most of the individual blocks can be viewed on the CQJP web sites for 2013, 2014 and my recent ones in 2016. Mine are posted under Louise T. of New York. The site are as follows:

    CQJP2013.blgospot.com
    CQJP2014.blogspot.com
    CQJP2016.blogspot.com

    (Note there are other years, but I did not participate in the project.)

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  4. Louise, this is stunning! Beautiful work!

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  5. This piece is so beautiful! I was following along when you posted pics of your musical instrument blocks. I see that you have joined the 2017 CQJP and sure hope you'll be posting here. I didn't participate last year because they did not have a list of participants with blogs...I prefer blog land to FB. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your stitching.

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