Tuesday, August 23, 2016

To A Friend...Diane Haigh


Earlier this month I designed and dedicated my latest crazy quilt block to my friend,
Diane Haigh, just a few days before she died on August 17, 2016.

She was a dear friend. I will miss her kindness.


Diane Elizabeth (Carlson) Haigh
May 20, 1943 - August 17, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

To a Friend Crazy Quilt Block for Diane from Janet

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's FF111 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 two pieces of fabric together (4-1, 4-2 and 4-3, 4-4) then sew those two pieces together. Treat as one piece of fabric for 4.

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

This block is for my friend, Diane Haigh. Last year when I needed help during my husband's illness, Diane was always there with friendship, information and support. She is an invaluable friend to me.


Thank you, Diane. I will always remember your kindness and caring.

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.

Enjoy!

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!