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Friday, August 31, 2018

New Release!!! Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 by Pamela Kellogg

It's here!!!  Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 is now available!


Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 by Pamela Kellogg
Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 features my own crazy quilt artwork. These are my Trinket Blocks. Created using little things that I've been collecting or saving since childhood. 37 6 - inch crazy quilt blocks are sure to inspire the beginner, the intermediate and the advanced crazy quilter! Large photos of each block with a brief description of the trinkets.

This is an ongoing project so more Inspiration books will follow!

40 pages.

Print and Digital available at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

Print copies also available at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Complete Panel 3 Band 16

This is it everyone!  The final band for Panel 3 of the Never Ending Sampler:

Here is Band 16 by itself:

It's a simple little snowflake border worked in cross stitches and straight stitches.

Here it is with the overlap for placement purposes:





Next week, I'll talk about Panel 4 which will be a little different the first 3 Panels.




Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 15

We're nearing the end of Panel 3 of the Never Ending Sampler.  I think we've been working on this for 2 years now, right?  Lot's more to go!  But for now, I have Band #15.

First, the entire Panel 3 sampler so far:

I'm sure you can see the Four Seasons "theme" that I worked in to this panel!!!

Here is Band 15 by itself:

Simple cross stitches and straight stitches create the snowflakes!

Here is Band 15 with the band 14 overlap for placement purposes:

There will be 1 more band on this Panel and then we'll talk about Panel 4 and when that will start.

Happy Stitching!



Saturday, August 25, 2018

Cats And Quilts Instant Downloads on Etsy

I'm in the process of offering my cross stitch patterns as Instant Digital PDF Downloads on Etsy.

All 12 Cats and Quilts designs are available:

Cats And Quilts January

Cats And Quilts February

Cats And Quilts March

Cats And Quilts April

Cats And Quilts May

Cats And Quilts June

Cats And Quilts July

Cats And Quilts August

Cats And Quilts September

Cats And Quilts October

Cats And Quilts November

Cats And Quilts December
These designs are also available on Etsy as Instant PDF Downloads:

Halloween Cat

Christmas Snowman

Inspirational Birds Cardinal

Inspirational Birds Blue Jay

The Millennium Cats

Christmas Poinsettia

First Robin Of Spring
As I have time, I will post more of my designs as Instant Downloads.  Once I complete that task, I will be designing some new cross stitch patterns!

Until then, visit Kitty And Me Designs on Etsy to order!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 14

If you're working on the Never Ending Sampler, I have Band 14 of Panel 3 for you today.  First, the entire sampler so far:

And here is Band 14:

Band 14 is another example of the Rhodes stitch.  I love this stitch.  It offers a lot of opportunities from a design perspective.  We'll be doing more of them down the road.

Here is the overlap for placement purposes:

This link will show you how to work this stitch:

https://www.needlework-tips-and-techniques.com/rhodes-stitch.html

I've chatting a bit with Sharon B who is an expert on all the various stitches and hopefully, she will have some examples and directions soon as well.

We are nearing the end of Panel 3.  Once completed, I will give everyone a short break to get caught up and then we'll start on Panel 4.

Get out your DMC thread colors because we're going to stray a bit from what we've been doing.  You'll still be able to choose your own colors for some areas.  You'll see.  I just want to give ya'll some more options for creating a unique sampler and crazy quilt seam treatments.



Saturday, August 18, 2018

Never Ending Sampler - Rhodes Heart Stitch

Yesterday, I posted Band 13 of the Never Ending Sampler.  This lovely border includes a heart worked with the Rhodes Stitch.

Pam Rhodes is up to date on Panel 3 so I wanted to share a photo of her sampler and a close up of her Rhodes Hearts.

First, Pam's sampler:

This sampler is just lovely worked in the variegated red thread.

Here is a closeup of Pam's hearts:

These hearts are raised when completed.  They are just lovely!!!  Thank you Pam, for the photos!

Directions for creating the Rhodes Heart are here:

 http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2015/07/rhodes-heart-21-x-18-diagram.html

The stitch count is a little different than mine but the directions are the same!!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 13

So anyone starting to see the theme of Panel 3?  Let me know if you are!!!

This is Panel 3 of the Never Ending Sampler so far:

And here is Band 13 by itself:

The hearts are worked in straight stitches.  Start at the bottom of the heart and work your way around to the other side of it.

This will be the most challenging stitch we've done so far!  But I know when you get the hang of it, you're going to love the way it looks!!!

Here's some closeup's of the heart pattern:






I don't want anyone to stress over this stitch.  Just do the best you can with it.  If you complete it (and I know some of you know exactly how to do this), please send me a closeup photo and I will post it here and on the Facebook group!

Here's the border with the overlap:

Have a great weekend and have fun with this stitch!!!



Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 12

For those of you enjoying the Never Ending Sampler, here is Band 12 of Panel 3.  First, the entire sampler:

Here is band 11 by itself:


And here it is with the overlap for placement purposes:





Work this band with cross stitches and straight stitches.

Enjoy!

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Halloween Stitching

It's a hot one today!  Now is the perfect time to start your Fall stitching projects!  This Counted Cross Stitch Halloween Cat needs a good home!!!

Counted Cross Stitch Pattern Halloween Cat by Pamela Kellogg
Available at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

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

Friday, August 03, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 11

Since I've just gotten back to adding some new bands to the Never Ending Sampler, I thought I'd give you a new one to work on over the weekend.  This is Panel 3 Band 11.  Here is the entire sampler so far:

Here's band 11 by itself:

And here it is with the overlap:

Just simple cross stitches for this band!!!



Thursday, August 02, 2018

Coming Soon!

I thought I'd announce my upcoming book release!  This is an example of the 6 inch trinket blocks that I've been working on for a few years:

The calla lily is from a vintage hankie.  I added some sequins for sparkle and outlined it with tiny silver seed beads.

Beneath it, there's a vintage rhinestone earring that I purchased at a flea market.

I embellished the Shibori ribbon with flower earrings found at a recent garage sale.  There are also some tiny plastic flower beads that resemble forget me not flowers.

I've been working on a new book featuring the trinket blocks that I've done so far:

Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2
Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 will be released on September 1st, 2018!  Many of these blocks have not been posted online.

In the meantime, the Autumn 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available:

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Autumn 2018
Print and digital copies are available at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me
Print copies available at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along Panel 3 Band 10

I apologize for my delay in adding new bands for everyone to enjoy.  I've mentioned before that my life has been rather challenging for quite some time now. 

I'm caught up on things for the time being so here is the next installment of The Never Ending Sampler.  First, the entire sampler so far:

Here is Band #10:

And here it is with the Band 9 overlap for placement purposes:

This band is nothing more than straight stitches.  Feel free to add beads if you would like.

Don't forget, crazy quilters can use these borders as seam treatments!!!!



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