I have found a free book by DMC in the Antique Pattern Library. If you have not encountered this site before they collect and scan out of copy right books, then provide them free online. It is a wonderful resource and I am always finding and re-finding stuff they have provided. However you must have an up to date copy of Acrobat reader to read any of their files. If you have any troubles opening any of their files read their FAQ page
This morning I re-discovered this free book by DMC published in Italian by D.M.C.. Motivi per Ricami in their collection. It contains stitch diagrams and some lovely designs such as these. I am sure many embroiderers would enjoy these patterns and many can be adapted to crazy quilting with very little in the way of tweeking. The book is not in English but you can figure out what is what quite easily as the book consists mainly of patterns.
The designs are illustrated in colour stitchery and others presented as a line pattern. I have selected some pages to act a teaser and encourage you to download the pdf file.
The Antique Pattern Library provides these files free for personal use and reference and provides a great public service.
As you scan down the page you will notice lots of other DMC publications too. As I said it is a gold mine … make a cuppa and enjoy!
Have you seen my book?
My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. I teach you how to balance colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the viewers eye around a crazy quilted project. I show you how to build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways using a handful of stitches. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be both practical and inspiring.