Black CQ #17 & #18

I have "man-flu"! It kicked in about 9.15, just after I dropped the kids at school, and Jono at daycare, and I think it will dissipate back into "super-mum sniffles" at around about 2.30. I have heard though that "man-flu" can knock you around for a while, and I think mine will rear it's ugly head again about the time DH gets home....
I have watched terrible day time TV (the soaps are next) and haven't the energy to pick up a needle. I did however think I should post the other 2 completed Black CQ blocks for you.
Block #17, and below, the detail shot. The flower may get some leaves yet. We'll see.
And block #18.
I received a wonderful gift from Hideko at chistmas, the Christina Dabbs CQ book. This little motif is in there. The eggs were stitched with thread sent by Freda. I mention this as the whole quilt has been an exercise in internet friendships. When I first embarked on this quilt, I put the call out for black fabrics, and I received many, many baggies from all over the world.
This little number was going to be a type of bouquet, but insisted on being a tree. It is stitched with Sassa Lynne threads, as is much of the quilt. I don't play with the colours of the photos, it really is that vibrant.
Well, I am done in now. Back to the couch and the man-flu, until the clock dictates I must get over it!

12 comments:

Diane said...

Your black blocks are beautiful. Do you work with templates? Every seam is so even and neat. I love your soaring sunflower in the corner and the row of little stick men. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Doreen G said...

Love your blocks Jo and like you I have the flu--have had it for 10 days now-I start to feel better then I go down again.
Someone told me they had it for 3 week--yikes I can't afford to lose that amount of time away from stitching.

Anonymous said...

Bravo ! Ce que vous faites est merveilleux. Toutes mes félicitations , vous êtes une vraie artiste. Renée ( Belgique)

Anonymous said...

Jo, love your black blocks, and ALL your work! I am in awe of the even stitches. What do you use to mark your seams with and then how do you remove it?? Gorgeous work!! Debbie (Maine) campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Feel better soon!
Beautiful black blocks. Every one is a treasure and such perfect stitching on each one.

Marie Alton said...

Hi Jo ... Hope you feel better soon. Beautiful work on your Black Blocks...love how the colours and stitching seem to jump off of the fabric!

Wonder if you could drop me a line direct when you're up to it...have a ? or ??? for you.
Thanks

paulahewitt said...

I hope your 'man flu' isnt as bad as matts - pity you didnt getit during the olympics so you
had something to watch. i hope you feel better soon.

cq4fun said...

I love all your recent black blocks. Your stitching on each one is so lovely and they differ from one to another so greatly! I really love that red seam with the white flowers, too. I expect I'll steal that one. =)

Your tree is just fabulous!

Wendy said...

Jo, your black blocks are wonderful. How many will there be in your quilt? I kknow you are proud of the work you have done thus far. Wendy

Anonymous said...

Oh poor Jo...get on the mend very soon!! your work is beautiful indeed...have been thinking of buying Sassa lynn threads myself,now seen their beauty I will get out the plastic AND BLAME YOU lol!
Hugs Pam uk

jeanne herself said...

well, i'll have to go back and read your post cause apparently, from reading other comments, you've been sick. i was so mesmerized by the photos of your spectacular work, didn't even notice words! hope you're feeling better by now.

Sharkeysday said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I recently did white ones, but now I'm inspired! :)