Thursday, July 7, 2016

Christmas in July

In 2015, I was invited by Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs to create a project for her Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine. This is that project.

The design is my go-to crazy quilt stocking pattern featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's C224 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

If you want to get a head start on your Christmas projects, here's a PDF file of the stocking pattern.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Let's Celebrate the 4th of July!

Let's celebrate our freedom and what makes America great, too!

Please enjoy the day with your family and friends!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Best Wishes

I have three friends and three family members dealing with different types of cancer right now.

Last year when my husband was fighting for his life, I found that many people just didn't know what to say to us so they said nothing and stayed away. What do you say to someone who could be dying?

There were days when "Best Wishes" would have been enough.

Feel free to copy and use this postcard image in your projects or to send to a friend. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Heartiest Birthday Greetings Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's B113 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2 and 3. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 then add 1-3 and 4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1 and 4.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads. Embroider "Happy Birthday" and add the Bird 1 finding, too.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

And have a Happy Birthday!