Crazy Christmas Finished (322)

 

Hi all, so I’ve been doing some catching up lately after the worst cold, lasting 4 weeks I’m finally back…and I’m pleased to blog about my Crazy Christmas quilt is now finished…well I kind-of made mine a bit smaller it’s 15 blocks instead of 25. I have 17 blocks finished but not enough for one more row so…here’s the pics

I’ve taken these with my iPhone so they are not the BEST but do capture it nicely…here’s my favourite block.

This was such a fun project including videos – to music lol and learning the quilt as you go technique so it wasn’t such a huge quilt to go ahead and quilt all at one at the end…nice to complete this in smaller segments.

We still have a few more Crazy Christmas kits available and these have been quite popular…so if you’ve been debating on purchasing one, let me know. One lady wanted one so bad she asked if we could split the total up into payments – now that’s a die hard quilter and I greatefully obliged.

How do you like the back, nice and scrappy, how do you like the scrappy binding?

 


 

Crazy Christmas BOM (317)

So, Christmas is in the air these days over at Pastimes Online because people have been hot after my Crazy Christmas block of the month kit by Lynette Anderson. This was one of our featured block of the month clubs last year – it’s was a huge success then and now it seems to be hot once again.

Why? Because it’s stunning of course 😉

As you saw from my most recent posts by Shannon and Robyn – who’ve completed theirs it’s just so pretty, people are wanting to sign up again…

Well are you interested? Here’s what you get in your Kit if you choose to purchase it all at once or if you’d like to do it on a monthly basis I’m opening it up again as it’s just got such a renewed interest how can one resist?

What’s included in this kit:

– almost 10 meters of cotton for FRONT and BACK in the Georgette Christmas line

– 3 Dupioni Silk quarters (19.5 x 27) in White, Cappuccino (beige) and Sunshine Yellow with interfacing

– all the Silk floss you will need – in 7 colours

(this floss is a dream to stitch with, it’s non-separating,

twisted like a fine cord and just glides though your fabric)

– silk pins

– embroidery needles – in all sizes

– 60/8 sewing machine needles – specific for silk

– Reds, Blues, Oranges, Greens, Purples, Blacks, Whites, Browns, in hand-dyed Weeks Dye Works wool for all of the super cute appliques

– 12 Block of the Month patterns

– access to our private step by step blog posting show all of the construction steps to each block including videos to help you with the quilt as you go method.

Want one of these? It’s $347 plus shipping to you –

for the ENTIRE quilt front and back all you have to supply is batting.

YEP totally complete all in one kit!

Any questions? Email me!

Finished blocks for the last few months (269)

Sorry ladies, taken me a while to get to this post – hopefully I haven’t missed anyones pics. So what I’m going to do is post all of the blocks for the last few months and so if you’ve sent pics into me you’ll go in for the draw for as many pics as you sent.

Isobel with her Pies and Tarts

Kathy S with her Pies and Tarts too!

Kathy S with another round of Pies and Tarts

Robyn with her Crazy Christmas

Shannon M with her Crazy Christmas blocks

Shannon M again

Shannon M again

The winner is Shannon M

She wins the latest copy of Quilters Connection Magazine – congrats Shannon!!

Entries for May Blocks (238)

Heather D – Life is Beautiful Blocks

Kathy B – Life is Beautiful Blocks – see how she changed her sashing colour – if you want to change yours just let me know 🙂

Kathy S – pies and tart blocks

Jen E – HocusPocus Blocks

Robyn Y – Crazy Christmas Blocks

Now…what should be the prize??

The Winner is number 3, Kathy B – congrats Kathy!!!

Entries for April Blocks (227)

Jen – Life is Beautiful Blocks

Jen – Crazy Christmas Blocks

Jen E – HocusPocusVille Blocks

Karen – HocusPocus

Danielle with Truly Scrumptious

Kathy S – Pies and Tart Blocks

Heather – Life is Beautiful 

Heather D – Truly Scrumptious Block

Charlsey – Crazy Christmas 

Shannon – Crazy Christmas Blocks. She has a bit of a disaster this month with her blocks – which I’m sure we can all relate with…She ended up sewing both of her finished blocks together, when she went to do the decorative stitching on them…she ended up sewing the two of them together 🙁 not just once but 3 separate times…aww Shannon, what a pain but your blocks look great and they’re finished on time!!

Beth  – just under the wire. Beth’s an accountant and during tax season it’s hard for her to find time for herself – but she did get her blocks finished, nice going Beth!!

 

And the winner is…{drum roll please}

Heather D – Congrats Heather!!

You win a pair of Machine Quilting Gloves by Fons and Porter let me know if you’re sized small (red) medium (blue) or large (yellow) and I’ll drop those in the mail to you 🙂

 

Entries for March blocks (219)

Okay we have some great buy-in to our block of the months this year – check out these entries…

Elke D HocusPocus Ville Month 3 (sorry Elke not sure why this photo won’t go the right way it’s weird)

 

Isobel C Pies and Tarts

 

Jen E Crazy Christmas

 

Kathy B Life is Beautiful

 

Jen E HocusPocus Ville

 

Jen E Life is Beautiful

 

Kathy B HocusPocus Ville

 

Kathy S Pies and Tarts (cute layout Kathy)

 

Robyn Y Crazy Christmas

 

 

Shannon M Crazy Christmas

 


Kathy B Crazy Christmas

 

Danielle R Truly Scrumptious

Beth S Pies and Tarts

 and the winner is….

Shannon – she wins this quarters edition of Quilters Connection Magazine.

Entries for Month two and Prize!! (213)

Holy Schmolly – do we have some great entries this month and a GREAT PRIZE!!

Jen E – HocusPocusVille

Karen C – HocusPocusVille

Heather D – Life is Beautiful

Heather D – Truly Scrumptious

Kathy B – Life is Beautiful

Robyn Y – Crazy Christmas pic 1

 

Danielle R – Truly Scrumptious

Beth S – Pies and Tarts

Viv B – Truly Scrumptious

Prize for Month 2 {drum roll please} goes to lucky number 10 which is Danielle R – congrats to you my friend!!

these fantabulous scissors…super sharp point, spring loaded perfect for all of our stitching and embroidery…enjoy!!

BOM’s Month Two – (203)

Sew here’s the month 2’s that we’re working on now…

There is still room to sign up for some of these if you’re interested just email me or leave a comment and I’ll be in touch!

First: Life is Beautiful, an awesome applique technique, adorable stitchery and a journal about life

Next: HocusPocusVille – easy patchwork, and amazing stitchery…with some beading if you feel so inclined 😉

Truly Scrumptious – simply the cutest stitchery I’ve ever seen 

Pies and Tarts, English Paper Piecing with foundation papers, easy applique and stunning results

cute little plastic storage for the tarts

Crazy Christmas this month we will be completing 3 blocks instead of 2 – how cute are these penguins?

Have I inspired you to maybe try one if you arn’t already? Come on board, lots of good fun and many techniques to help you along:)

Until next time, stay warm, happy and creative!

 

Crazy Christmas – Month 1 (194)

Crazy Christmas by Lynette Anderson…our new Block of the Month (bom) is truly wintery and awesome. I love the crazy patch with the mixture of wool applique and stitchery using the Jeval Silk Floss and Jeval Dupioni Silks.

Anyone want to come out and play with us…wool, silk floss and silks can you say, bliss? These blocks finish at 13″ so this is one substantial quilt full of all of our favourite things:)