For readers who are interesting in Crazy Quilting this is a quick heads up to let you know The Winter 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly is out. As usual there are lots of eye candy and ideas to keep anyone busy with holiday stitching. I am not affiliated with this magazine and do not gain financially from this review.
The cover artist is Kathy Shaw. I enjoyed reading her stitchers biography
Quilts featured include Genevieve Tracy’s Christmas themed quilt “It’s All About Love“. if you are looking for ideas and inspiration for embellishing your crazy quilt decorations this is feast indeed! I really enjoyed seeing these blocks.
Another set of blocks and a fun idea enjoyed seeing was Cris Ruckman’s Puzzle shaped pieces. They were created as part of a challenge and it was interesting to see what she had done with them.
I loved reading about Janese Morris’s quilt From a Lifetime of Stitching. The quilt was created from hand embroidered items rescued from her mothers linen closet. These heavily used and loved pieces became a quilt which is loaded with memories and a tribute to her mother, her mothers needlework skill and how it was taught to the next generation.
I love to see ideas for smaller projects. Often those who are new to crazy quilting get put off by the idea that they have to make a quilt. Featuring smaller projects shows new hands how crazy quilting can be used for other projects. There is quite a toy theme the Winter 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly. Margreet De Reus Teddy Bear ‘Nova’ looked very cute. Another toy featured is Janese Morris’s toy bear. Mary Anne Richardson has provided a pattern and instructions on how to make a crazy quilt Santa doll.
There are quite a few seasonal decorations such as Nina Burnsides stocking ornaments and Elizabeth Jenkins Baty shares a pattern and instructions for a crazy quilt wreath ornament.
Debbi Oeltjen has shared some free printables and dotted throughout the issue is a selection of Pamela Kellog’s free designs and ideas for seams and motifs. As usual the readers submissions which are always interesting to see.
The Winter 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly is available via Magcloud here.There is always a good spread of ideas in each issue making it worth the price. As I stated at the start of this article I am not affiliated with this magazine and do not gain financially from this review.
Have you seen my book?
My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares detailed practical methods on how to design and make a crazy quilt. Topics such as fabric choice, tricky challenges like balancing colour, texture and pattern, and how to create movement to direct your viewer’s eye around the block are covered in detail. I also explain how to stitch and build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be practical and inspiring.