I've completed the April block which has a winter theme.
Detail of the beaded snowman. This was made using the trapunto method, then beaded, then appliqued to the block. This was my first attempt at trapunto and I was pleased with how he turned out.
Each of the 4 blocks features a Hardanger piece. The Hardanger on this block was placed on top of a piece of lace to give a lace border, then beaded chain stitch around the edge of the Hardanger with a silk ribbon poinsettia flower.
While we don't get snow in Auckland, a winter theme has to feature snowflakes:
The first 4 blocks of the CQJP challenge are completed and I've made them into a cushion cover.
The 4 blocks are joined with feather stitch and feather stitch also joins the outside border with the blocks, there is a central lace motif to bring the pieces together.
Now on to my May block.