Right-ho, so just by the skin of my teeth here is my Crazy Quilt Journal Project for the month of January! I'd completed the block itself a couple of weeks ago, and started the embellishment but then got a little 'stuck' with where to go next with it. After a few evenings searching on the internet for inspiration I got back on track (phew!) so I'm just in time.
And here are a few photo's of it as it progressed along and some close ups of some of the details:
I'm actually really pleased with how it has turned out, although it's difficult to know where to stop and sometimes I do feel that less can be more, but hey, crazy quilts are all about embellishments!!
Sorry this is only a short post, I've been playing the proud mother tonight at my daughter's Air Cadet presentation evening, she got 6 certificates and a trophy!! :)
(Edited 01/02/2014 to add:
After posting this yesterday I thought maybe I should recap on why this block centre has the word Giggles. It is part of my wanting focus on the positives this year and recording the things that I am grateful for so I decided that my blocks for CQJP 2014 should all be a reflection of these. The giggles in question were a night spent watching films and enjoying finger foods with my family, we shared a lot of giggles and I found it a particularly good night.
I chose quite bold and bright fabrics for the block, wanting to keep with the cheerful theme; and am not sure whether I will for the remainder as it was difficult deciding on the embellishments not wanting them to be overshadowed by the fabric. That said I am pleased with the block and I'm looking forward to what Gratitudes February will give me.