Seen the cover of my book and it gave me goosebumps!

crazyquiltdesign-coverHi all just a quick heads up to say I am back home, over the jet lag, done the hum drum bits like unpacking and the washing and started to tackle the over grown garden. But that is all mundane stuff and boring.

I have 2 pieces of exciting news. The first is that I have seen the cover of my book! I am sharing it with you. I have also been checking the edits etc. The title will be The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches Stunning Results. The book has been in the hands of my publisher (C&T) and they have been doing their magic. It is due to be published mid year in 2017 and I am already excited about it.

Other news is that I have my shop back online. Both sets of my templates are available. If you are ordering or a gift please remember I am in Australia and of course this is the holiday season so order quickly to meet the date.

 

Crazy Quilt Templates set 1 you will find here

Crazy Quilt Templates set 2 you will find here

 

TAST Stitch 67

TAST Stitch 67 is called Raised Cup Although the name seems appropriate at this time year it is a stitch that is ideal to create small flowers. The small lilac flowers with a white pearl bead in the middle are Raised cup stitch. It is a sweet little stitch and I will be looking forward to seeing what people do with it. So take a look at the Raised Cup tutorial and explore the stitch to see what you can do with.

Raised cup stitch on crazy quilting

Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday on your social networks.

TAST2012logoHow to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they can see what can be done with a little imagination.

Where to share

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Raised Cup stitch page. Don’t forget the http bit of the web address so that your address becomes a live link so that people can visit your site and see what you have done.

Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

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TAST Stitch 66

TAST Stitch 66 is called Twisted Lattice Band  this stitch can be used as a border or worked row upon row to form a filler. It can be worked in contrasting threads to great effect. It can also be used a crazy quilt seam embellishment. For an extra decorative effect I have often used a metallic thread in the second stage to lace the double herringbone and added a bead in the spaces created by the lacing down the middle of band.

Visit the  Twisted Lattice Band  tutorial, see how its done and have fu exploring the stitch.

TAST2012logoHow to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they can see what can be done with a little imagination.

Where to share

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on  the  Twisted Lattice Band page with your full web address. Don’t forget the http bit of the web address so that your address becomes a live link so that people can visit your site and see what you have done. Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday on your social networks.

Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

Follow Pintangle and have it delivered to your inbox
You can have Pintangle delivered to your inbox by using the follow feature in the sidebar. Just enter your email address, and when you get the confirmation email make sure you say yes and you are all set!
If you are on a mobile or tablet you will need to scroll to the bottom to find the follow feature.