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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Facebook Group for Crazy Quilters

Hi everyone,

For all the Facebookers out there, there is a new group for Crazy Quilters:

Friends Who Like Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine and Crazy Quilting is run by long time crazy quilter, Karen South.  If you don't know Karen, she does beautiful work!!  Be sure to see her article in the Summer 2017 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine!

Available at Magcloud


Do hop over and join Karen's group!  You can share photos of your work, discuss your projects and Karen offers some very nice give aways too!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along Panel 2 Band 15

Today I have Band 15 of Panel 2 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along project!!

We're nearing the end of the Panel 2 now!!

Here is the entire sampler so far:

And here is Band #15 by itself:

This is worked simply with cross stitches and backstitching.

And here is the Band 15 with the Band 14 overlap for placement purposes:

Have a great weekend everyone!



Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Free Autumn Crazy Quilt Blog Background

While I was waiting for some things to upload, I worked up another free Crazy Quilt Blog Background.  This one is for Fall:

I know it's a little early but it popped into my head!  Anyway, copy the code below and paste it into your HTML Gadget thingy!!  This for Blogger/2 column blogs.

<style type="text/css">
body { background-image : url(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4420/35660346023_7c1e260cac_o.jpg); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat;  background-attachment : fixed; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
var div = document.createElement('div');
div.setAttribute('style',"position: absolute; left: 0px; top: 30px; z-index: 50; width: 150px; height: 45px;");
div.innerHTML = '<a target="_blank" href=" "></a>';
document.getElementsByTagName('body').item(0).appendChild(div);
</script>

Monday, August 07, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along Panel 2 Band

Today I have Panel 2 Band 14 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitching-Along.  Here is the entire sampler so far:

And here is Band #14:

This band is worked with cross stitches, back stitches and a large fan stitch.  Use beads or french knots on the bottom of the fan.

Here is a closeup of the fan:

And here is the overlap pattern for placement purposes with Band #13:

Happy Stitching Everyone!






Sunday, August 06, 2017

New Cross Stitch Sampler

I've been working on a series of new cross stitch patterns inspired by bible verses.  There's so many that I love so I have my list and work on the designs as I can.

I just finished up John 15:5 I Am The Vine :

The 5th design in my Counted Cross Stitch Series titled, Inspirational Sampler. Inspired by the bible verse, "I Am The Vine, You Are The Branches" John 15:5, this design is worked with Sampler Threads by The Gentle Art but I have included the DMC equivalents. On 28 ct over 2 fabric threads (or 14 count Aida) the stitched area will be 6 5/8 inches wide X 10 inches high. The stitch count is: 94 X 140. 

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

And at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Free Crazy Quilt Blog Background

I've been playing around with creating my own blog backgrounds.  I've done a couple but this morning, decided to do a crazy quilt design.

If you would like to use this on your blog as well, please be my guest:

Copy and paste this code in your HTML gadget:

<style type="text/css">
body { background-image : url(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4339/35553708674_0a26d16e49_o.jpg); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat;  background-attachment : fixed; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
var div = document.createElement('div');
div.setAttribute('style',"position: absolute; left: 0px; top: 30px; z-index: 50; width: 150px; height: 45px;");
div.innerHTML = '<a target="_blank" href=" "></a>';
document.getElementsByTagName('body').item(0).appendChild(div);
</script>




I'll do a few more when I have time.  I only know how to do these for Blogspot.  If you have a different blog venue, I'm afraid I can't help.  If you have any trouble with this, please let me know.

Enjoy!

Friday, August 04, 2017

2018 Crazy Quilt Calendar Announcement

Due to lack of submissions, we will not be publishing a crazy quilt calendar for 2018.  For the same reasons, we also will not be publishing a 2017 Holiday issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.

All submissions that we did receive will be published in the Winter 2017 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.

I apologize for any disappointments that anyone has.  The calendar has always been popular and the Holiday issue was very popular last year too but I can't publish either one without enough content.

If anyone missed it, the Autumn 2017 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available!

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

or from Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/



Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along Panel 2 Band 13

Today I have Band 13 of Panel 2 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along.  First, here is the entire sampler so far:

For this band, I'm introducing a new stitch for you to learn.  This is the Detached Chain AKA Lazy Daisy Stitch:

The Detached Chain is a loop type stitch.  These are fun to do and they go fast!  If you need help with directions, please visit Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary for detailed instructions.

Here is the "overlap" chart for placement purposes:

Have fun with this little stitch.  We'll be using it again down the road!


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