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October 31, 2018
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Winter 2018 from Kitty and Me Designs

I'm pleased to announce that the Winter 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available:

Our cover artist for this issue is the one and only, our very dear friend, Kathy Shaw!

Available in both print and digital at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

Available in print only at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/



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September 30, 2018
Now Available - The 2019 Crazy Quilt Calendar from Kitty and Me Designs

The 2019 Crazy Quilt Calendar is now available!!!




The 2019 Crazy Quilt Calendar features the artwork of Shirlee Fassell, Betty Pillsbury, Suzy Quaife, Kathleen Klein, Nicki Lee Seavey, Karen Guthrie, Pam Peugh, Sandra Visser, Brenda Sandusky, Angela Grasse, Lisa Boni, Heather Brighton and Linda Steele. These talented artists have created all new blocks specifically for this years publication.

Thank you to these very gifted artists for making this year's Crazy Quilt Calendar possible!!

Available in both print and digital at Magcloud:   http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

Available at Etsy in print only:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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September 14, 2018
Little Peacock Free Cross Stitch Pattern from Kitty and Me Designs

For today, I have a free Little Peacock Cross Stitch pattern:

Just right click on the pattern and save to your hard drive.  Then open it in any graphic software and click print.  It will fit on a full 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper.

Perfect as a small crazy quilt motif or a cute little cross stitch door hanger!

Happy stitching!

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September 1, 2018
Kathy Shaw's First Annual Crazy Quilt Retreat from Kitty and Me Designs

Our own talented and beloved Kathy Shaw is hosting a Crazy Quilting Retreat!!  The retreat runs from February 8, 2019 - February 11, 2019.  It will be held in Crane Hill, Alabama!!

Please visit Kathy's blog for more details!!

Oh if I only lived closer!  If you're like me and have had enough Winter by mid-February, this would be a wonderful way to enjoy some warmer weather and spend some time with stitching friends!!!!

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August 31, 2018
New Release!!! Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 by Pamela Kellogg from Kitty and Me Designs

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 ...

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August 17, 2018
Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 13 from Kitty and Me Designs

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:






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August 2, 2018
Coming Soon! from Kitty and Me Designs

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 ...

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July 31, 2018
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Autumn 2018 from Kitty and Me Designs

The Autumn 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available!

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Autumn 2018
Thank you to our cover artist Elisabeth Jenkins Baty.  Is that a gorgeous cornucopia or what?!!!!!

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

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April 30, 2018
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Summer 2018 Now Available from Kitty and Me Designs

Hi everyone!  The Summer 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available!!!

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Summer 2018
Thank you to Shirlee Fassell for her gorgeous cover design!

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

Available in print at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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March 7, 2018
Crazy Quilt Trinket Block Under The Sea Seascape from Kitty and Me Designs

As promised, here is my latest completed Crazy Quilt Trinket block:

Obviously, this one has an under the sea seascape theme.  The large fish was a gift from my husband.  He bought it at an antique shop.  I don't know where I got the little fishes at the top.  They're small pins and I used to wear them on my jean jacket back in the 80's.

If you look very closely, there's a little bit of symbolism on this block.  Down on the right-hand corner, you'll see a tiny "Pizza Hut" pin.  I used to ...

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March 6, 2018
Seascape Trinket Block from Kitty and Me Designs

I've been working on my little 6 inch crazy quilt trinket blocks.  I can't believe how many I have done already!  I have a whole boxful with a lot more blocks to go!

My current block has a seascape theme:

This block still has a ways to go.  I have a beautiful vintage fish brooch that Scott bought me years ago at an antique shop down in Peoria Illinois.  That will go on last.  It's quite weighty so I'll have to make sure it's well anchored.

I think I mentioned last week that these blocks ...

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February 15, 2018
Never Ending Band Sampler Panel 3 Band 5 from Kitty and Me Designs

I have another installment of the Never Ending Band Sampler today!

Here is the design so far:

And here is Band 5 by itself:

This band is simply worked with cross stitches and back stitches.

Here is it with the Band 4 overlap for placement purposes:

Don't forget, Crazy Quilters can use these too!  I use waste canvas to stitch the majority of my seam treatments.  These are the charted borders that I use!!!



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February 14, 2018
Crazy Quilt Trinket Blocks from Kitty and Me Designs

A few years back, I started on some little 6 inch crazy quilt blocks to showcase the trinkets I've collected over the years.  Things I've saved from childhood, things that belonged to my grandmothers, my aunt, my great aunts, my flea market finds, do-dads that Scott has given me and so on.

The past few years have been rough so I kind of lost interest in this project and opted to stitch more simplistic things like cross stitch and simple embroidery.

When I lost Lucy last week, I needed to keep myself busy.  I felt like my arms ...

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February 12, 2018
Thank you! from Kitty and Me Designs

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your kindness in regards to me losing my Lucy girl.  She was with me for a long time.  Scott rescued her when she was only 8 months old.  When I can handle going through my photos, I'll post a picture of her right after we had her spayed.  She was so cute.  In the meantime, this one was taken about 2 years ago:

And this one was taken in 2014.  She was looking at Scott:

We had her little kidneys working great!  But she was having trouble with her back legs ...

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February 5, 2018
Finished Embroidery from Thread Head

This week I finished off a piece of embroidery I had started a couple of weeks ago.


It was inspired by the Craftsy class 'Fabric Play: Sewing Mojo Minis' with Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts (part of my Year of Craftsy). It started as a simple free form Log Cabin block, and I knew that I would add embellishments to it to make it my own.

drift wood, feather, tiger eye beads
It includes machine embroidery, fabric painting, lots of hand embroidery for texture.

shisha mirror cut from an old mirror
The centre of the Log Cabin is a scan ...

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January 31, 2018
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Spring 2018 from Kitty and Me Designs

Morning Ladies!

The Spring 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available:

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Spring 2018

Our cover artist for this issue is Karen Guthrie!  I'd like to thank Karen and all of our contributors and sponsors!

Available at Magcloud in both print and digital.

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December 4, 2017
4th Finish 2017- Vintage Embroidery from Good Earth Quilting


I have always wanted to hand embroider this saying for years. 

Then one day about 5 years ago I was thrifting around town, going to garage sales and there this was all crumpled in a box of numerous sewing tid bits. I'm sure it would have likely found its ways into the local transfer station garbage if I hadn't found it.


I began with deciding to add borders of a random nature. I love to use up bits and pieces that have found a dead-end in their creation. I love the Cloud 9 organic fabric in the aqua ...

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4th Finish 2017- Vintage Embroidery from Blended Fabric Quilts | Good Earth Quilting | Organic Quilting Cotton


I have always wanted to hand embroider this saying for years. 

Then one day about 5 years ago I was thrifting around town, going to garage sales and there this was all crumpled in a box of numerous sewing tid bits. I'm sure it would have likely found its ways into the local transfer station garbage if I hadn't found it.


I began with deciding to add borders of a random nature. I love to use up bits and pieces that have found a dead-end in their creation. I love the Cloud 9 organic fabric in the aqua ...

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November 16, 2017
Blooming Crazy Quilt from Good Earth Quilting


If you have followed my blog Good Earth Quilting for very long, you'll know I am a crazy quilter who loves hand stitching, Improv Piecing and crazy quilt embellishment, embroidery and crazy peicing!

I embrace all forms of quilting, sewing, knitting and crocheting and I do most of my own machine quilting too.

I love the "nest building act" of making my own "handmade" things to decorate my home.  

I like the look of "running stitch roads" of a gentle running stitches meandering along the high roads and valley's of my quilts. 





When I began "Blooming Crazy Quilt ...

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Blooming Crazy Quilt from Blended Fabric Quilts | Good Earth Quilting | Organic Quilting Cotton


If you have followed my blog Good Earth Quilting for very long, you'll know I am a crazy quilter who loves hand stitching, Improv Piecing and crazy quilt embellishment, embroidery and crazy peicing!

I embrace all forms of quilting, sewing, knitting and crocheting and I do most of my own machine quilting too.

I love the "nest building act" of making my own "handmade" things to decorate my home.  

I like the look of "running stitch roads" of a gentle running stitches meandering along the high roads and valley's of my quilts. 





When I began "Blooming Crazy Quilt ...

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