Monday, August 11, 2014

Best Wishes Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection.  It's F142 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.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Nostalgic NeedleART Crazy Quilt Block Featured in the Quilt Montage Puzzle from SunsOut, Inc.

About 18 months ago, I was contacted by Lois Sutton for permission to use my company logo in a product that she was designing and trying to sell.  She found my block in Google images. 

Lois is a jigsaw puzzle designer. 

Ever meet a puzzle designer before?  No?  Well, I hadn't either, but someone has to design them, you know.

Several months ago Lois told me that her design had been sold to SunsOut, Inc.  Today I saw that her Quilt Montage puzzle was available for purchase from one of my wholesale vendors.  I have the puzzle on order now.  It will be added to the Vintage Vogue website soon.

My Nostalgic NeedleART Crazy Quilt Block is featured in the lower right corner of the puzzle.

If you'd like a free pattern for the block, you can download it from Vintage Vogue here.