The Crazy Quilt Quarterly Summer edition 2016 is out. Although our northern hemisphere crazy quilt sisters are getting ready for summer, downunder our weather is turning into an Aussie winter. So I curled up with my ipad and enjoyed this edition.
Articles about crazy quilting from key teachers and authors provide inspiration and eye candy. These articles are interspersed with tutorials and patterns.
Kathleen Klein has written a step by step illustrated tutorial on making a beaded butterfly. The article does not give us the finished dimensions of the butterfly but it looks to be small enough to sit on any spring or summer crazy quilt block.
Crazy quilters are always looking for new techniques and innovative ways to use supplies. This issue has an article on ric rac which suggests different ways to use it. Technique tips are not left out as there is a good demonstration of how to print a pattern on tissue paper.
Pam Kellog has also published a pattern for a crazy quilt cat. At first I thought these would make great pin cushions and a nice gift for a fellow crazy quilter but I am not sure I could stab a cat with pins! So for me, they will have to remain a doll like object I think.
Another three patterns in the hexagon block series is available in this issue and some charted seam treatments and some floral cross stitch borders that are designed to be used with 10ct waste canvas.
On cotton fabric you can print out a design of a ballerina by Kathy Shaw. Kathy suggests you adorn her by adding a skirt to the ballerinas costume turning her into 3D project for your crazy quilt blocks.
Features include large and small projects. Victorian Ladies Crazy Quilt by Connie Kalina made from a Crazy Quilting International round robin has an unusual set and I enjoyed the story behind each woman.
Winged Pansy Patch by Genevieve Tracy won a Best of Show Award. Genevieve gave herself the challenge of embellishing her seams with different beaded patterns and beaded stitches.It was interesting to see close up details of her bead work.
Other projects are Art Bras by Angela Grasse, a quilt by Dorothy Ruddling titled a Labour of Love and a Crazy Quilt Wedding bag by Janis Stoker. Also the reader submissions never fail to delight or give me a dose of inspiration over my morning cuppa.
I do not get compensated in any way for this review but we do have a professional relationship as I accept advertising for Crazy Quilt Quarterly which is displayed in my side bar.
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Summer edition is available from Magcloud, as printed version which retails for 14.95 US and a digital version for $6.95.
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