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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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October 31, 2017
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Winter 2017 from Kitty and Me Designs

The Winter 2017 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available:

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Winter 2017
Thank you to Nicki Lee Seavey for being our cover artist!

Available at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me
(Print and/or Digital)

And at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/
(Print only)

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October 6, 2017
Circling Around the Intent from Blended Fabric Quilts | Good Earth Quilting | Organic Quilting Cotton

I love to read some of my favorite blogs and one is Sew Slowly by one lovely lady who could very well be another me. I know, who knew?

I identify with her words and wished we lived closer. 

It was her blog that I first found the 365 Circles movement of sorts.

Now, getting back to why Sew Slowly is my favorite blog is because her work speaks to using up the numerous fabric odds and ends we quilters accumulate. I am very aware of how many bins and boxes my husband has faithfully carried around for me, this ...

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Circling Around the Intent from Good Earth Quilting

I love to read some of my favorite blogs and one is Sew Slowly by one lovely lady who could very well be another me. I know, who knew?

I identify with her words and wished we lived closer. 

It was her blog that I first found the 365 Circles movement of sorts.

Now, getting back to why Sew Slowly is my favorite blog is because her work speaks to using up the numerous fabric odds and ends we quilters accumulate. I am very aware of how many bins and boxes my husband has faithfully carried around for me, this ...

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October 3, 2017
Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs from Kitty and Me Designs

You're invited to join Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group!!  You can talk with other stitchers, both cross stitchers and crazy quilters, post your stitching photos and ask questions!!!


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September 12, 2016
Remnants of Spring from Shelley Swanland

remnants-of-spring-wCollaged fabric, embroidery and embellishment on Linen, Remnants of Spring, is my latest piece. It features silk ribbon embroidery over vintage fabrics, digital pictures, vintage napkins and lace. It is embellished with buttons, charms and beads with a lock and key. Once finished the linen was mounted on a piece of felt and then a quilted base of crinkled batik fabric. remnants-of-spring-detail-2remnants-of-spring-detail-1

 

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