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August 24, 2019
Feeling Blue from Sew Preeti Quilts

I am not just making quilt blocks I am making friends.

Hmm... try again
That's it!

One fine day I received an email from Gail in which she explained that she was the original designer of the block (Abigail Angel) that eventually became the International Sister Quilt Block. She appreciated the fact that I did not claim the block as my own but had shared the tutorial freely. Gail further wrote that she was pleasantly surprised with the long life and the evolution of the block.
I was thrilled to hear from Gail - the original designer!!!
I asked if ...

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June 3, 2019
The Bluprint Blues from The Snarky Quilter

Recently I had my first experience with Bluprint, the new Craftsy, after succumbing to a special three month subscription offer. My rationale was I could take the bias applique tape class by Latifah Saafir I had my eye on and … Continue reading

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January 11, 2019
An Update & Some Bluprint Offers from 120 Blocks

I have been a Craftsy affiliate for some time now. I haven’t made a lot of money being an affiliate, but I liked supporting the platform. I haven’t yet made up my mind about Bluprint, the new Craftsy iteration. It … Continue reading

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January 4, 2019
The 12th and Final Block of the It's a "Wild" Life BOM from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Well, Can you believe 
that this is the final block to the 
This has been such a great adventure.
It has definitely been a little "Wild".

I am the lucky designer to close out our 
BOM for 2018.
It is called
"Forest of Trees"

It is 12 1/2" x 60 1/2".
You can find the pattern HERE
 The row of blocks is a mix between 
paper pieced and standard pieced.
So, it might be a new adventure 
for some of you.
but you will absolutely love the 
end result.

This block is available for free for the
entire ...

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January 3, 2019
New Year means New Beginnings! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Happy 2019 to all of my cherished readers!

When I used to have to work for others, I always despise the annual exercise where you had to list things you would Stop, Start and Continue to do.  I would always just list the items that I knew my boss wanted to hear.  Now that I am my own employer, I find this exercise to be quite helpful to organize my goals.  Of course, as my own boss, I now have the power to make it happen!

So here are just a few things in the works...

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Of course, I ...

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December 29, 2018
Craftsy Changes… from Seams To Be Sew

I’m still overwhelmed, and while many may have heard what Craftsy has chosen to do with there designers in the pattern area I never thought the changes would be so drastic as I found out today when 622 of my patterns were deleted. Basically, a week ago, all the designers received emails that Craftsy would be changing things, that those who were chosen were deemed a “Top Designer” and would get to stay with Craftsy. Yes, Craftsy is my main selling shop and I love selling there, but it’s not like I was making a fortune either or ...

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December 23, 2018
Some Changes at Craftsy from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Some of you may have heard that Craftsy will be making some changes. I recieved an email a couple of days ago informing me that the pattern site will be undergoing an overhaul and that my store will not be closed but they will be deleting some of my patterns. I will no longer have a say as to what will stay or go. I also loose the ability to post my patterns to the site on my own. Many designers were told their stores will be closing.... period. Many independent designers will be left with no store and no ...

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Some Changes at Craftsy from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Some of you may have heard that Craftsy will be making some changes. I recieved an email a couple of days ago informing me that the pattern site will be undergoing an overhaul and that my store will not be closed but they will be deleting some of my patterns. I will no longer have a say as to what will stay or go. I also loose the ability to post my patterns to the site on my own. Many designers were told their stores will be closing.... period. Many independent designers will be left with no store and no ...

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December 22, 2018
Craftsy is Making Changes...And What it Means to You from Stitchin at Home

All designers who have a Craftsy pattern store, received email notification of a change in the Craftsy marketplace. I am one of the designers whose Craftsy shop will remain, however not all my patterns may remain. Only Craftsy knows what patterns will remain available after December 28, 2018. Also, I can't add any new patterns to Craftsy until sometime in 2019.



The patterns you have purchased from me will still be available in YOUR Craftsy account library after December 28, 2018. I would recommend downloading the patterns to your computer just to be safe (if you have not already ...

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December 21, 2018
Craftsy Pattern Store - Download Your Pattern Library NOW. from Creatin' in the Sticks

If you haven't heard, Craftsy is changing.
Craftsy has been the host of my online store for over five years.


NBCUniversal acquired Craftsy in 2017 and has been making changes to fit its brand, Bluprint.  As a designer for Craftsy, I've known changes were coming.

This week the changes have been announced that will affect independent designers.
In an email, the company explained that some independent stores will be deleted and some will be downsized.  I was a lucky one and will still have a store.

BUT:

I don't know which patterns will remain in my store ...

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December 20, 2018
Burano Lace from Quilting & Learning

The lovely island of Burano
The highlight of my trip, as it relates to textiles, was the Island of Burano, in the Venetian Lagoon. Burano is renown for its lace and its colourful houses. It's a lovely island to visit, and small enough that you don't have to plan your trip.

Burano

I got to Burano on a vaporetto (water bus) from Venice. I thought of my dad all the way - he would have loved the boat trip!

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November 25, 2018
Symphony in Stem Stitch from Quilting & Learning

My piece is ready for the Out of the Box Fibre Artists group's exhibition at the Stittsville Library in December. I have never placed a piece in this venue but when the organiser said that it should be art with a quote, I got an idea

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November 22, 2018
Ciera’s Quilt–Round We Go from Quilts....etc.

On Tuesday night I got a bit done on Ciera’s Quilt and it is getting close to half done.  These stars are now finished on the row I am working on — Two more stars to finish in the row and the edge border then I roll it down and it is half done.  I […]

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November 18, 2018
Oh Scrap! : The Battle is Real from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I am really making a concerted effort to work down my scraps so that I can at least close all of the bins.  I realized this weekend that all of my design walls are filled with scrappy goodness.



All of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks are up on the design walls in my studio behind my longarm.  I will continue to work on them into 2019.  I think I need 12 more blocks for the quarter log, 13 blocks for the zig zag and who knows how many for the center garden quilt.


I love seeing all that color as ...

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November 17, 2018
Knitting and Math from The Quilt Rat

I recently ordered a sweater kit from Craftsy, I have in the past, purchased several classes and was curious about the physical products they offer. There was a promotion that gave 50% off some of the kits so it was an excellent time to give it a try.




Part of that promotion provided a 1 month free trial of Bluprint..... now I must admit that having the month long access to all classes with Bluprint I am taking advantage by checking out classes I may have not done otherwise.

In one of the classes, Wear What You Knit, Perfect Sweater ...

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October 15, 2018
★ patterns ★ from Charm About You

I thought I would share some updates, I have expanded my shop and am working hard to create new patterns. It would be great if you could take a look and maybe give some ♡ to the listings if you can!

charm about you pattern

First up is the lovely tangible paper patterns, which I have listed in my Etsy shop. They are all printed on quality paper locally and carefully hand packaged by moi.

charm about you pattern

For the patterns with templates, these have been printed separately to allow you to easily make copies and keep the original in tact if you so wish.

charm about you pattern

It's been ...

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October 10, 2018
Great Afilliate Events Going on Right Now from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

First up, If you have some time over the next couple of days, you can check out Blueprint for free until Friday.  This is the Unlimited access to all of the classes on Craftsy.  And during this event, you don't have to enter any credit card information!

Bluprint Get Started Event - No Credit Cards. No Commitment. Just Pure Creativity


Bluprint Get Started Event: Watch All Classes + Shows For Free at myBluprint.com 10/5-10/12/18. No coupon code needed.


Next up, I want to bring to your attention that the Fat Quarter Shop is hosting another charity quilt along.  I think the spool shape of this patchwork quilt is brilliant!  

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October 5, 2018
Pin It Weekly #256 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! Here are a few quilts that I recently pinned.

CROSSROADS - Diane Melms

First up, everything by Diane Melms--she may be my favorite new quilter. Here are five of her fantastic pieces.
Diane Melms CROSSROADS Click on any image to view as a slide show.

Chroma Stacks - Diane Melms
Diane Melms quilt. The opposite of minimal, but I love this one too!

Structures - Diane Melms
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Next, I've been watching Perspective in Landscape Drawing by Patrick Conners, one of the lessons on Craftsy's Bluprint platform. (No affiliation.) And the result is that I really want to begin a landscape quilt. 

Art Landscape Quilt Patterns | 206 on the lake

"Birches" - sewn fabric collage by Merle Axelerad;  "Each of these textile art pieces are created by sewing thousands of fabric pieces together collage style to create the final fabric collage. Unlike traditional collage, Merle Axelrad uses no adhesives in creating her landscapes."Art Quilt by Kathy Schattleitner (Grand Junction, CO) Incredible!!!

Passages quilt, 37.5” x 32”,  ©2016 by Ruth B. McDowell. Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

 Of course, I can't start yet another project! I have too many irons in the fire now, but I can enjoy the landscape works that I do run across with new knowledge of ...

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September 18, 2018
A special weekend, travel, and more from Quilting with Kimberly

The birthday 

People gathered on the Santa Monica pier to watch the sunset.

Wow! The past couple of weeks have flown by! I can’t believe we’re already in mid-September with the fall season fast approaching. Since I blogged last time, I celebrated a quiet but lovely birthday with my sweetheart who treated me to a fabulous dinner out and a lovely birthday cake from a local bakery. 

We dined at The Lobster right on the Santa Monica pier.

The Lobster sits at the beginning of the famed Santa Monica pier.

A trip to Ohio for a week of ...

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September 4, 2018
Quilter's Meet and Greet from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Hello and Welcome to the


If you have never been here before, 
or you are one of my old friends, 
Welcome to my blog
Sew Incredibly Crazy.
My name is Amy.


I never knew how fitting that
blog name would be when I 
chose it 6 years ago.

I really love to create.
I started quilting on a whim.
I entered a contest that Moda 
was having and I happened on
being in the top 10.
This jolted me into quilting.
I have never taken a quilting/sewing class
in my life unless you count 6th ...

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