Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from Vintage Vogue!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow with your family and friends!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's T113 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 (1-1, 1-2 and 2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1, 2 and 3. Stitch four pieces of fabric together (4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3 then add 4-4). Treat as one piece of fabric for 4.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ye Halloween Vintage Postcard Image

The Old Black Cat
by the Pumpkin sat
With candle agleam
on Halloween.

Have and safe and happy Halloween!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Working on a Crazy Quilt Christmas Stocking

I've been working on an adaptation of one of my crazy quilt stocking patterns for the Pam Kellogg, the publisher of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.

This stocking will be made of cotton plaids and stripes, with felted wool for the heel and toe and holly appliques. I'll be using my favorite method to transfer the text for the text embroidery--Glad Press'n Seal.

There's some new rayon rick rack in stock now at Vintage Vogue. Nine colors are online now. The new ones will be available in a couple of days. The edges will be finished with that, and I may make some pinecones out of the rick rack, too, and dangle them from the hanging loop.