Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cold, rainy, windy day

Naturally mom has a doctor appointment on this cold rainy day.
  Yesterday was gorgeous of course. At least I can drop her off under a canopy at the door. I guess it could be worse, the rain could be snow like some states are experiencing. Brrrr, I'm not quite ready for that yet

There isn't much going on around here lately. Stitching and the usual. I did make it to the beach last week a couple times. It was beautiful and peaceful as usual.

 I've been working on small fun projects in between my CQing. These pin cushions are fun to make.

 I made another shibori dragonfly purse because my photos for the first didn't look too good and of course I didn't check them until I was ready to work on the digest. The tutorial is in the freebie section of my blog. Tracey I did enjoy it though. These are the true colors...

but this is the finished purse washed out????????????
I finally got around to the larger sewing case digest. Tracey Wilson has made up beautiful kits for the shibori dragonfly in the facebook group Supplies for CQ 2.

 Also, the Winter issue of CQ Quarterly is now available!
With so many CQ ideas floating around out there, you can't complain of being bored this winter :-)
Off to get ready to pick mom up. I think I need to treat her to a bowl of cheese broccoli soup from Panera after her appt. What do you think?
Have a great day!

Digest #9 Sewing case

Sorry for the delay in the larger sewing case Digest. It is now published. This case opens flat for easy access and is super easy construction. Enjoy. You can find it at

Monday, November 09, 2015

Digest #8 Shibori Dragonfly

As promised, I just added a tutorial for my Shibori Dragonfly to the Freebies page. I have also released a printed copy in Digest form if you need more detail. It is available if you click on the sidebar Digest #8. Or click here.
I wanted to take the time to thank you for the positive feedback and sweet comments on the digests. I am so glad they are handy for you to travel with and you are enjoying them. I do take requests for subject matter. If I can create a tutorial associated with crazy quilting for you, don't hesitate to ask.
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2016 CQ Calendar is here!

Well, I wasn't going to publish a calendar this year however I've had several requests to do one so with the help of my dear daughter in law, Megan, it is now available here. 

 I've included a full color ciggie size photo for each month which was used in the project. You may copy and print to make your own ciggies to use in your work. I hope you enjoy the pages and are inspired throughout the year.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Whoops! I missed announcing Digest #6, Beginner five sided piecing

I have been busy and forgot to post Digest #6, which is for beginners who want to learn a fast easy crazy quilt piecing method. This digest was a request from newbies, so here it is, follow this link.
I've included images to use for ciggies, including the one I used for sample.

New Digest is here. CQ covered tissue box.

Just in time for the Holiday gift giving! Everyone uses tissues, so why not create a crazy quilted tissue box cover designed with for each special person on your list!
Available here~
I've included 12 images (four for each cover) to scan and print for ciggie.