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  Attached are pictures of a crazy quilt I completed at the end of last year. I like to have a hand sewing project to work on, and crazy quilting satisfies two loves: embroidery and quilting.

The center square is built around a necktie that I made for my father when I was in Junior High School about 1968. My mom returned the tie to me when my father passed away in 2002.

I have incorporated antique fabrics, laces made by both grandmothers, and a few cross stitch samples of my own. All the fabrics are silk, velvet, or linen.
Thank you for a wonderful magazine.

Patti Moree
Broken Arrow, OK

 

       
  These two items I made from scraps I acquired by going to charity shops and purchasing all clothing items marked $1 made of silk, satin, tapestry and velvet. By cutting the clothing apart to use the fabrics I also discovered numerous tricks of the high end ready to wear industry. (covered snaps, lined buttonholes inside the pockets, unique linings and stabilizers, weighted hems etc) The tuffet pincushion was made from the bottom of an oatmeal box, then covered and the top was just 6 eye shaped pieces sewn together to form the cushion.

Emily Castleman
Norway
 

 
       
  I thoroughly enjoy your magazine. I hope you will consider my latest wall hanging. It's for my youngest granddaughter.  I'm a self taught quilter and enjoy all forms of quilting.  I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Linda Brown

 
       
  This is my first, but not last, Memory Quilt wall hanging. I made it especially for my boss, who is also my friend, for her birthday. The pictures are of her daughter, Olivia, who is 5 years old, but from different times in her life so far. I have been either hanging with her mom, working for her mom or taking care of Olivia since she was born. I had no pattern to go by, so I just made this up and I know it is very simple, but it was a work of love. It took me about a week to do it, because I only had evenings to work on it. I look forward to making many more, because I have a 3 year old granddaughter and a 1 year old grandson and need to make one for each of them. I and not quite ready for a crazy quilt, but looking forward to the time when I am ready.

Janine Seay
 
       
  I am sending you photos of my vest (waistcoat) which I made of heavy velvet, corded velvet, Winston satin and heavy Chinese satin, donated by my cousin Jan and friend Melva. To show off the luxury fabrics I did not embroider but simply added braids.

Christine Linton

 
       
  Crazy Quilt Bag for Catherine July 2009

Created this bag for my friend Catherine’s 75th birthday. This is constructed stronger than normal “fancy” as I used cottons, tied off my stitches frequently, reinforced my seams and used a little fabric adhesive to super secure trim so that it could be used without coming apart. The straps are hand dyed.

Brittney Young

 
       
  Less "traditional" Christmas stockings, but still full of glitz and glam, with beads, sequins, silk ribbon embroidery, Swarovski crystals, pearls and other pretties.

My work lately has been less focused on the "encrusted" crazy quilting, and I really enjoyed working on these. I do see a couple of small gaps on them, but I wouldn't want to overdo it now would I? LOL

Jo Newsham
New Zealand
 

       
  Here are pictures of a "Memory Pillow" I made for my friend Julie Craig. She moved her shop to another location here in Wichita, Ks. after years of being in this little old neighborhood grocery store building. So I took a picture and embellished it for her to have a memory of the old shop.

The new shop is wonderful, by the way. I wish all of you could see it and shop there.

Carol Lindberg

 
       
  Fairy Tissue Box Cover

Lavender and Sage, for a Spa. I kept the stitches simple and with a fairy garden in mind. Firies inspired by Lisa DuCoing's work.

Thanks,

Sandra Pearce in OR

 
       
  My name is Rosenshtein Ira.

I want to sent for you the pictures of puzzle pieces that I did for Pat Winter's Puzzle swap.

Have a nice day

 
       
  Attached are some eye candy pictures; three Flower Fairy blocks I've stitched and my purse from the 2009 CQI Purse Contest (second place).

Thanks,

Cathy

 
       
  Photo of my current CQ project. Using fan blocks made a Full Circle block.

Tina Marie Stevenson
 
       
  Barbara Meger  
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