First is the official release of the Spring 2016 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly! As usual, it is packed with great eye candy, patterns and tutorials.
And although, as a creative consultant for the magazine I am always excited, this issue has me
I also contributed a tutorial to this issue on the making of (fiber) nests for your crazy quilt or art quilt blocks.
|Background fabric: Feathered Flock by Tamara Kate|
|Background fabric: The Stars Shine Bright by Tamara Kate|
Also, Pam just released another one of her very popular books. This one is called Crazy Quilt Inspiration, and it is full of her beautiful work. Pam has always been a very prolific and detail-oriented crazy quilter. Her work is a rich treasure trove of stitching and beading, and this book provides enough eye candy to overload your peepers!! The book is divided into categories (birds, nature, etc) and each section shows clear photos of Pam’s beautiful projects spanning years of creativity.
If you are a crazy quilter, embroiderer or art quilter, this is one you don’t want to miss. Use the same Magcloud link to order your copy!
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A bank of lights in my studio went out on Saturday, leaving me working in half darkness until I called it quilts. DH, being the handyman and electrical engineer he is, fixed it on Sunday afternoon after having to visit Home Depot (they didn’t have the right ballast) and finally Lowe’s. I missed nearly a full day of sewing, and therefore did not get my Valentine Quilt done before the end of January. I will quilt and bind it today and/or tomorrow and post it in a day or two when I get pictures. However, I am counting the fabric used for this quilt in my January fabric totals.
1. Thimbles & Threads Mega Clearance + 18 yards
(prices deeply discounted before moving to their new digs)
2. +3.5 yards - won from Pattern Jam in a Christmas design contest
3. + 9 yards - ordered fabric from new Tamara Kate line, Nature Walk
4. +5.5 yds - white and other basics at Thimbles & Threads’ new shop!
Total In: 36 yards
1. Seeing Red quilt: -8.25 yards
2. Misc blue blocks for the month: -3
3. Sold on Etsy: -9.25
4. Valentine Quilt: -8 yards
5. Gift to cousin (some cotton, mostly flannel) -11 yards
Total Out: 39.5 yards
Net: -3.5 yards
In the process, although I bought a lot of fabric, I got rid of fabrics I won’t use (flannel small cuts and sales), used lots of odd FQs, and made two quilts. It is like pruning a plant; some dead growth has been pruned and new leaves are ready to grow! And with that spring-like analogy, I will sign out.