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Friday 13 March 2015

CQJP block for February and a Swap Card

So first of all this lovely card arrived in the post from Jeanneke in the Netherlands.

Jeanneke is my swap partner in Sheila's Spring/Easter postcard swap. Thank you Jeanneke for swapping with me and your card is finished and will be in the post first thing on Saturday!

Thank you also to Sheila for organising another swap.

Now, my CQJP block for February is finished and here it is!

A few close ups including explanations for some of the symbolism incorporated.

The pink /orange colour scheme has been a favourite of mine for a while and it seemed appropriate to be stitching it in a hot (sort of) country.

The Mudejar star in the bottom left corner I added as we travelled on the Autovia Mudejar from Zaragozza to Valencia. The bridges along the motorway are decorated with these stars in various forms and there are some interesting sculptures along the way too.

Shells that I collected on the beach (I have masses of these!)

Hearts for Valentines and we saw some early butterflies too. The little silver Indalo man is the symbol of the province of Almeria. He is seen everywhere naming business's, hotels, restaurants, on fridge magnets, jewellery, postcards etc etc.

I did enjoy stitching this block.

Hope you all have a good weekend.


  1. such a beautiful block I am amazed by all the gorgeous details you have added.
    that hexie cutter is a great tool, never seen one here but I keep an eye out.

  2. Wow wow - Such a gorgeous block, I do like the colors, I can see the sun in that block. Beautiful details, how many blocks will you be making?
    I do like the postcard, pretty little fairy. Enjoy the weekend.

  3. Wow, what beautiful colours! It is all so pretty.

  4. Gorgeous stitches and colours. Must be something in the air; I've been working with pink and orange today too!

  5. what a lovely spring card..... and I always love seeing your latest crazy patch work...

  6. Lovely card and I love the block you made...and the story behind it :-)

  7. So beautiful, I love that you've incorporated those special memories into your block too.

  8. I never would have thought so, but orange and pink are pretty fantastic together. Another wonderful block!

  9. Lin, this is very bright and summery for sure, I especially like the eyelet treatment. Great idea!

  10. It's always a nice surprise when you have a postcard waiting in the mail! What detailed, lovely embroidery!! I love the pink and orange combination and all the nice touches that you added.


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