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August 9, 2019
McHenry Historical Crazy Quilt Blocks 9, 10 and 11 from Kitty and Me Designs

I've been doing a little stitching on my McHenry Historical Crazy Quilt.  You may remember, I started this project a few years back and work on it little by little as I have time.

I've completed 3 more blocks which are worked in the traditional Victorian style.  They're pieced entirely by hand on a cotton foundation.  All lace is either very vintage or antique.  Other than a little lace, the embellishments are limited to hand embroidery and each block has a tiny spider made from little vintage mother of pearl buttons.  I'm trying to use traditional ...

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July 31, 2019
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Autumn 2019 from Kitty and Me Designs

Good morning everyone!  The Autumn 2019 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available:

Our cover artist for this issue of CQQ is Janese Morris. Janese is the creator of the adorable little crazy quilt animals presented in previous issues of this magazine.

Also in this issue the next installment of the 2020 Challange interviews, a gorgeous Dresden Plate crazy quilt by Lauretta Allen, a wool crazy quilt by Patty Schock, an American Flag quilt made by Wilma Van Wagensveld and several quilts by Robin Waybright. Darlene Kliewer shares some of her recent projects too!

Be sure to see ...

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July 10, 2019
And The Winner of Kathy Shaw's New Book Is........ from Kitty and Me Designs

Laura of Flowers Of The Wind blog!!!  Congratulations Laura!

Thank you everyone for leaving a comment.  You still have chances to win Kathy's book.  Visit the scheduled blog for each day and leave a comment!!

Laura, please drop me an email message!




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July 8, 2019
Stunning Stitches for Crazy Quilts Blog Tour and Give-Away from Kitty and Me Designs

I'm pleased to announce a Blog Tour and Give-Away to promote Kathy Shaw's newest and very beautiful book, "Stunning Stitches For Crazy Quilts"!



Visit C&T Publishing to learn more about it!

Now for the fun stuff!

"Stunning Stitches For Crazy Quilts" is loaded with beautiful, full-color photos and stitch diagrams for 480 embroidered seam treatment designs for crazy quilting.  I can't imagine needing more seam treatments than that!

Kathy shares how-to's on creating the basic embroidery stitches and then combining them to create beautiful and unique borders.  You'll also learn how to create and ...

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April 29, 2019
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Summer 2019 from Kitty and Me Designs

I had a lot of ladies asking when the Summer 2019 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine would be available.  I usually release the issues on the 1st but decided not make anyone wait any longer!

Here you go, the Summer 2019 issue:

Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine Summer 2019
Our cover artist is Margaret Tuite. Her unique and colorful textile art is not only breathtaking but quite inspirational! Another textile artist featured in this issue is Julie Brand of Tigley Textiles. Anne Haughan shares her concern over environmental issues with her Troubled Waters quilt.

You may recognize Stephanie Novatski by ...

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April 14, 2019
Pink Birds Crazy Quilt Finish from Blended Fabric Quilts | Good Earth Quilting | Organic Quilting Cotton



I've been playing with Contained Crazy Quilts for quite some time. I like to put borders around things, its true. I love putting borders around my scribbles, in my writing, doodling around the edge. I really like this border in bold RED and black.



Pink Birds crazy block is a contained crazy block, I liked the calming influence of this setting the one crazy block inside its dark beige border. Now, for me to put beige anywhere near by work is a rare thing to see.


Beige is not a color to me, I find it all too often ...

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Pink Birds Crazy Quilt Finish from Good Earth Quilting



I've been playing with Contained Crazy Quilts for quite some time. I like to put borders around things, its true. I love putting borders around my scribbles, in my writing, doodling around the edge. I really like this border in bold RED and black.



Pink Birds crazy block is a contained crazy block, I liked the calming influence of this setting the one crazy block inside its dark beige border. Now, for me to put beige anywhere near by work is a rare thing to see.


Beige is not a color to me, I find it all too often ...

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April 7, 2019
Never Ending Sampler Panel 5 Band 7 from Kitty and Me Designs

If you've been eagerly awaiting the release of Panel 5 Band 7 of The Never Ending Sampler, here it is:

Right click on the image and save to your computer.  The print in any graphic software.

Happy Stitching, Happy Sunday and Happy Spring!

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February 3, 2019
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Spring 2019 from Kitty and Me Designs

Hi Ladies,

Been dealing with a "flu bug from hell"!!  Wanted to let you know that the the Spring 2019 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available. 

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magzine Spring 2019
Our cover artist is Margreet De Reus.  See if you can find all the beautiful Spring elements that Margreet embroidered on this block!!  Thank you Margreet!!

At the moment this available at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

I'll get this listed in my Etsy store in another day or so.  This flu bug just knocked me on my butt!!!

Also, we finished ...

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December 24, 2018
Never Ending Sampler Panel 4 Band 14 - Panel Complete and Merry Christmas!! from Kitty and Me Designs

Good morning everyone and Merry Christmas!!!

Today I have the final band of Panel 4 of the Never Ending Sampler!  I had to do a little figuring but I got my timing just right as I wanted to have Band 14 ready by Christmas!!! 

First, here is the complete sampler:

And here is the page for Band 14:

I hope ya'll like this panel.  I did it a little differently than the previous panels but of course, I still want everyone to do it their way.  My color choices are only suggestions and this will continue as we move ...

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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:






I ...

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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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