Here is the block that I made for the calendar.
|Christmas Crazy by Linda Steele|
I used red silk fabrics to foundation piece the background and then started adding the motifs with hand embroidery.
|Embroidering the motifs|
I didn't take any other step by step photographs; as usual I was so busy and running from one deadline to another that I was just happy to get this block done in time.
Here are some detail photos.
I decided to quilt it because it look so wrong and unfinished without the quilting to me.
The calendar is now available for sale from Pam Kellogg.
The front of the calendar has a block by Shirlee Fassell. I had a look at her blog and she does some beautiful work.
Here is the January page, a beautiful block by Betty Pillsbury
|January by Betty Pillsbury|
It is a lovely calendar; on the back is a snapshot of all the blocks in the calendar.
|Back of calendar|
It would be a lovely Christmas present for a friend or just get one for you! The calendars are available through Magcloud
The people who sewed blocks for the calendar are Shirley Fassell, Betty Pillsbury, Suzy Quaife, Kathleen Klein, Nicki Lee Seavey, Karen Guthrie, Pam Peugh, Sandra Visser, Brenda Sandusky, Angela Grasse, Lisa Boni, Heather Brighton and me Linda Steele.
I don't know some of the other names; I'll have to look them up.
Pamela Kellogg produces crazy quilt calendars every year and I have had them before but this is the first time I have been included in her Crazy Quilt Calendar.
If you are interested in purchasing one you can find them at
Bye for now,