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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 - http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Our Quilting Journey Magazine

My sweet friend Katie Bock has just started a new magazine about all types of quilting!

The Fall/ Winter Issue 2016 of Our Quilting Journey Magazine is our very first issue. This issue has a quilt block history on an old time favorite, a springtime quilt project to get you ready for spring. We also introduce you to a wonderful quilter who showcases her beautiful bookcase quilts and so much more. Great for all skill levels!

Contact Katie Bock via Facebook.

Available at Magcloud.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumn Blackwork Cat - Free Cross Stitch Design

For my cross stitch friends, my Autumn Blackwork Cat design is available to enjoy!

Just right click on the image and save it to your hard drive.  You can print it up with any graphic software.  The image is 8.5 wide X 11 inches high.  This one has always been a favorite and now is the perfect time to stitch it!

There are more of my free cross stitch designs here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Special Holiday Issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine - Coming Soon!

Just a quick note everyone, my staff and I have put together a Special Holiday Issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine! 

Filled with crazy quilt Christmas eye candy and special holiday memories from our contributors.  Also included are easy gift ideas and tutorials, easy cookie recipes and lot's more!

This issue will be available on October 1st at Magcloud.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Snowflake Biscornus

My Snowflake Biscornu Counted Cross Stitch designs are now available again!  I'm sure my counted cross stitch friends will be happy to see them!

Perfect for Biscornu pincushions, Christmas ornaments or stitch one up and work it into a Crazy Quilt block!

This booklet is available from Magcloud:  http://magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

Cross Stitch Freebie

Since I'm republishing many of my retired counted cross stitch patterns, I've decided to work up a few new freebie cross stitch designs.  I'll post another re-release today but for now, here is "Bird On A Snowflake":

Just right click on the image, save to your hard drive and print using any printing software.  It fits an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Finished Some Projects

First, I'd like to thank you everyone who left me their kind comments in regards to Sunday's post.  It's just something that's kind of been hanging on me for all these years. 

I did some finishing over the weekend and thought I'd share those projects today.  First, you might remember this stitched piece that I did in the Spring:

I sewed it up into a mini wall quilt:

For fun, I used a different 1930's reproduction print on each side of the stitched piece.  Then I added yo-yo's with buttons in the center on the corners. 

Next, I finished up some Halloween cross stitch door hangers:


I can't remember who all the designers are.  I would give them credit if I could.  I think the little owl with the moon is Prairie Schooler.

I also stitched up my last little complimentary design:

I hand dyed the fabric myself.  It's a pale mint green.  I think I may work this into a little Crazy Quilt piece.  In case you missed the chart when I posted it, here it is again:

Just save to your hard drive and print.  It fits an 8 1/2 inches X 11 inch sheet of paper.





Thursday, September 08, 2016

2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar Blocks

As I do every year, I thought I would post the 2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar Blocks.  For this year, my staff and I decided to hold a contest.  We were not at all disappointed in our decision!  The entries were wonderful!!!  Our only sadness came in not being able to give everyone who entered the contest, their own page.  The runners up blocks will be included in the Winter 2016 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.  In the meantime, here are the winning blocks:

Cover Design:


January

Nina Burnsides

Linda Hopkins

Shannon Szkapi

Maria Mulder


Margaret Freeland

Kathleen Klein

Sharon Peters

Sally Mennella

Margreet De Reus

Jackie Keirnan-Hale

Heather Mantz

I would like to say thank you to everyone who entered the contest.  I'm so proud of all of you.  It takes a lot of courage and strength to put yourself and your work out there.  
I always say, everyone brings something to the table!!!
 
The 2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar is available at Magcloud. 

If anyone would like to enter our contest for the 2018 Crazy Quilt Calendar, here are the guidelines:

 Since the theme will be Musicals, Cathy Kizerian came up with a list of popular musical ideas.  You don't have to choose one from this list.  These are just some ideas. 
 Click on the images to see the details up close!





























Tuesday, September 06, 2016

2016 Holiday Issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend!

I thought I would share a sneak peak of the special 2016 Holiday Issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine:

Our cover artist is Lisa Boni!  Thank you Lisa!  This issue is filled with eye candy and special holiday stories from our contributors.  Also included are tutorials for quick and easy gifts, tree ornaments and simple cookie recipes!!  Yes there's more, but I thought I'd just give a quick teaser!!
This issue will be available on October 1st.

Also, in case you missed my post last week, the 2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar is now available:


 And don't forget, the Autumn 2016 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available:

Finally for today, Saturday was our 28th wedding anniversary.  Scott and I went out for a nice dinner and then came back and sat our deck to enjoy watching the birds!  It was a nice evening.  Here is our wedding photo:

September 3, 1988, the most wonderful day of my life!


Thursday, September 01, 2016

2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar Now Available!

I'm pleased to announce that the 2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar is now available for purchase:

A special thank you goes out to all of our contributors!!!

You can order your copies here at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

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