I have always loved the Queen Of Hearts. Not the one in Alice. I admit that I never read Alice. I've enjoyed many other classics but no Alice.
I love the Queen so much that I have a Queen of Heart tattoo. Not the card, but my own design that was inked by a friend that is a real artist.
Most of this year's CQJP blocks are about things I love so the Queen is a must.
My thought on this block was to keep it all red and black, red stitches on black and black on red.
I never plan what I will stitch on a block. I think that I am not good enough to do that yet. Not knowledgeable or confident in my stitch repertoire.
the opposite color thing was the only plan I had. This pic is my favorite part of the block. I love that scrolly kind of design and I am going to use more of that kind of stitching on future blocks.
I like those tiny heart buttons too. Can you see the furry looking fabric next to them. That is actually the selvage of the black fabric. I like that effect as well.
I'm still having a problem with templates. My issue is with the tools to use (pens etc) to mark the dots. I think I'll try the waste canvas method. I'm not very good with precision.