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Monday, August 29, 2016

Crazy Memento Quilt Block #9

Growing up, I was so very fond of my cousin Kim's paternal grandmother.  She was always so happy to have us kids around.  I remember she made awesome refrigerator pickles which I loved!  She also measured us kids on the wall in her kitchen to see how tall we were all getting.


Block #9 of my crazy memory quilt is devoted to my cousin's grandmother:

Grandma loved African Violets so I knew I had to use some violets on this block.  These are velvet and they were given to me by friend Lula as were the velvet leaves.

When Grandma passed away, I asked Kim if she had a little something of her grandmother's that I could have to remember her by.  Kim gave me the brooch that Grandma wore on her coat.  Here's a photo of Kim's grandparents:


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Crazy Memento Quilt Block #8

I still have quite a few blocks for my Crazy Memento Quilt to share with you.  After finishing up the Winter issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine, I needed a little break from the computer but now I can get back to posting these little 6 inch blocks.  This is Block #8:

You probably already know that I just love seascapes!  This block was inspired by the little silver fish at the bottom.  It's a brooch that my husband bought for me a few years ago.  He also bought me the little seahorse in the upper left-hand corner.  I think he found it at a little antique shop in Kentucky when we were there a few years ago.

The small goldfish were a gift from my dear friend Lula.  I still have some in different colors and I'd like to try to use them all on this quilt.

I hand tatted the little orange dangly things.

Click on the photo to enlarge it and be sure to look closely at the seam treatments.  All are worked with my waste canvas technique.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Little Birds Biscornus Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

As many of you know, I'm in the process of re-releasing many of my retired counted cross stitch patterns.  Little Birds Biscornus are now available:

To place your order and see my other projects, visit my Magcloud site:
http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

New Free Cross Stitch Pattern

I thought everyone would enjoy a new free counted cross stitch pattern.  This one has never been seen before!!!!  To go with my Little Bird series this one is sitting on an apple!

Little Bird On An Apple:

Right click on the image and save to your computer.  Then print using any graphic software you have.  Happy Stitching!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Submissions Wanted!

Attention Crazy Quilters!!! I will be starting work on the Spring 2017 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine around October 1st. The theme for this issue will be BIRDS! Please consider submitting photos, tutorials or articles to me for that issue.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar

Just a reminder everyone, the 2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar will be released on September 1st!  It's a beautiful calendar!  Here's the cover:

And don't forget, the Autumn 2016 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine was just released a week ago.  Be sure to order that one!




Tuesday, August 02, 2016

In A Minute Ago Blog

Thought I'd share a blog with you today.  Sharon B of Australia, renowned crazy quilter and textile artist, author of her Pintangle blog which is about crazy quilting and textile art, has revamped her old In A Minute Ago blog.  There, Sharon discusses the art of contemporary journaling and journaling techniques.

If you don't know Sharon, you're missing out!  She graciously offers stitching techniques and seam treatments on her Pintangle blog.  And now with her In A Minute Ago blog, you'll get a double dose of her knowledge and creativity!  Be sure to visit both blogs today to be inspired!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Autumn 2016 Is Now Available!

Good morning everyone!  The Autumn 2016 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available:

Special thanks go out to our cover artist, Gerry Krueger!

You can place your order here at Magcloud.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Back Issues

The Autumn 2016 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine will be available on August 1st.  Here's a list of all back issues in case you're missing any:

You can place your order here at Kitty And Me on Magcloud.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Announcing The 2018 Crazy Quilt Calendar Contest!

The theme for the 2018 Crazy Quilt Calendar contest is:  MUSICALS!!!

The guidelines are below along with a nice list of popular musicals to help you get your ideas together!

Click on the images to make them bigger.

My staff and I are really looking forward to your entries!  Please spread the word for us!  Feel free to repost this information on your blogs and on Facebook!!!

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