BLACK CQ - the countdown begins!!

I have exactly 28 days to get this quilt done!! I don't know what to say apart form that, except that thanks god it doesn't need quilting!! I am going to (intend to) use the"invisible"tie method of holding it all together. Valerie Bothell showed this on her blog a while ago (sidebar). Ingenious.

The pictures are not all great, sorry. Below is block #19 completed.
Block #20 almost completed.
... and, taa-daa, all the blocks together. This pic is taken from the foot of the bed. I couldn't get all the blocks in. I have played with the layout a little. I think there are too many big chunks of lightness on the left side.
Here is the quilt in it's entirety. I wish I hadn't put the blocks of colour in it now, but hey, it's done, and it's not changing!!
I still have no clue what I will do once the blocks are pieced. I had though some stitching in the black diamonds where the corners meet. Now I am thinking maybe a uniform stitch along all the seam lines, probably feather stitch. I would use the sassa lynne threads, but in no particular order, though probably stick with lighter shades. Once everything is pieced together I will show you again



edited to add: I have a month to finish the quilt before the hand in date for the Auckland Patchwork and Quilters Guild annual show. My nana made a comment last year about us all exhibiting together, so That was my goal for this year, to have a quilt to show.

11 comments:

Debra said...

I just scrolled through to see all of your blocks. Your handwork is exquisite and imaginative! Very pretty, Jo.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh. My. How absolutely stunning!! I'm totally in awe. BTW...would you mind explaining why you have a deadline? I do hope it's because you're entering it in a show and/or contest?

Marty52 said...

This is just DEELISH, Jo! ARE you entering it in a competition?

Threadhead said...

Stunning Quilt, Jo! I haven't cq on black and I might have to try it.
Linda

www.justastitchintime.blogspot.com

PAULE said...

Simply gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Jo, your black CQ is stunning!! It'll be a sensation. Hideko

Mary Corbet said...

Very nice! I love all the details - it's so fun to look at!

Go, Jo, Go!! You can do it!! 28 days and counting....

paulahewitt said...

Oh Jo - this is gorgeous - this'll knock them out!.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I really like those few colored patches in there...no regrets, Jo!

We all know you are going to not only make the deadline but win the competition as well....

Pink Bunny said...

Did you get your quilt tied yet? Just let me know if you have anymore questions! I love your quilt!

Val

WendyK said...

The stitching on these squares is fantastic