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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

2017 Holiday Ornament Issue - Submissions Details

We're already planning out the 2017 Holiday issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.  I'm sharing this now to give everyone time to get their submissions ready.  Here you go:

Click on the image to make it readable!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Coming Soon - Crazy Quilt Magazine Winter 2016

Just thought I'd give you all a sneak peek of the Winter 2016 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine:

Our cover artist is Genevieve Tracey.  This issue will be released on November 1st.

And don't forget, my publications are now available at both Magcloud and Etsy!!!

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Is Now Available On Etsy

I've had a few sweet ladies tell me that they have a hard time ordering Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine through Magcloud.  For anyone who is more comfortable ordering through Etsy, the magazine is now available on both sites.  Here's the link to Kitty And Me on Etsy

It's also available at Magcloud so feel free to order from whichever site you're most comfortable with.

As I have time, I will make my Cross Stitch patterns available on Etsy too.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

New Cross Stitch Patterns?

I received several nice comments on yesterdays post regarding my possibility of designing a few new cross stitch patterns.  I'm really liking primitive cross stitch these days but wanted to ask for you opinions. 

If I were to do this, what would you like to see in the way of new patterns?  Please leave your comments.  I'm eager to hear from you.

In the meantime, this is one of my re-released cross stitch designs.  Aria For Christmas is available here.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Cross Stitch Finishes

I've been bouncing back and forth a little bit between Crazy Quilting and Counted Cross Stitch.  I've had a few patterns for awhile that I've been wanting to stitch and finally just decided to just do them so I can enjoy them!

This is an old Prairie Schooler design.  It was part of a sampler but I just wanted to do the little bowl of fruit.  I'll sew this into a door hanger.

This little patriotic piece is by Blackbird Designs.  I think it's one of their newer designs.  Not sure I'm going to frame this one or sew it into a pillow.  Maybe a door hanger although it's a little large for that. I still have to decide. 

I'm really liking primitive cross stitch these days.  I used to do a lot of realistic cross stitch and when I was designing I did a lot of realistic designs but primitive cross stitch is so old fashioned looking and I love it!  Who knows, maybe I'll design a few old looking samplers!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Sweet Comment From a Crazy Quilt Quarterly Contributor

I just had to share this lovely compliment that I received from Darlene Kliewer (contributor) in regards to the special Holiday Issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine. 

Oh this holiday magazine is loaded!  I am nearly out of ink so I ordered the hard copy and can't wait until it gets here.  This is just the best magazine issue yet--well---except for the one with my mermaid book of course!!!  :)

I love the stories as you know and the ideas and patterns and colors and just everything.  Thank you again.  I see my mom and me (photo) and get tears---and I wonder how your grandma's cookies didn't get stale until April!  Ha ha---
Darlene was sweet enough to give me permission to re-post her comment here.  Thank you Dar!


Crazy Memento Quilt Block #13

Block #13 features a little Avon Scarecrow Pin from the 1970's.  As I mentioned in a previous post, my mom sold Avon for many years so I have quite a few of these cute little pieces.

The daisy pin is vintage too.  Mom found it in her jewelry box and gave it to me.  The little rooster button near the bottom is new.  The rainbow button at the top right was from my friend Lula.  I guess with the scarecrow on here, I was kind of thinking Wizard Of Oz!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine - Special Holiday Edition

The special Holiday Issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available:

Order it here from Magcloud -

Crazy Memento Quilt Block #12

Block #12

Back in the 1970's, my mom sold Avon.  Oh, I so much enjoyed that!  I always looked forward to the boxes arriving.  Mom and I would take everything out of the boxes and set it all up on the table and then I would help her put her orders together.  It always smelled so good!!!

The giraffe was an Avon necklace with an orange satin cord.  I thought it would be fun to use it on a "jungle themed" block.

The green dragonfly in the upper left corner is little pin that my cousin Kim gave me to use on this quilt.  The frog on the bottom left is charm that mom gave me specifically for this quilt.  They all seem to work together nicely.

I still have quite a few pieces of fun jewelry from Avon so you'll be seeing those on upcoming blocks!

Crazy Memento Quilt Block # 11

Since I have some free time today, I thought I would share a few more blocks from my Crazy Memento Quilt:

Block #11

The eye catcher on this piece is obviously the beautiful Bee Brooch in the center.  My husband bought this for me a flea market a few years ago.

All of the blue buttons are vintage as is the tatted lace near the bottom.

The floral fabric on the top right-hand corner is from the 1960's.  It was given to me by Scott's grandmother before she passed away.  I still have a little bit left and I'm planning on using the rest on another block.

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