Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Crazy Quilt Calendar 2019

I was asked by crazy quilter Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs to design and sew a Christmas block for her 2019 Crazy Quilt Calendar.

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,


jude's page said...

Congratulations on being in the calendar. The photos make me want to start on some crazy blocks, which is on my bucket list, although with machine stitches and not hand work.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, Crazy quilting has given me many hours of enjoyment. I have done 3 crazy quilts by machine using free motion machine embroidery not the programmed stitches and loved making them as well.

Pauline said...

Congratulations Linda!! I love your work so much and I am happy that your gorgeous CHristmas piece has been chosen for this beautiful calendar - it is perfect for December. I also appreciate this blog that shows how you begin your wonderful pieces. Thank you
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Linda Steele said...

Thanks you Pauline, I wish that I had've taken a few more step by step photos as well. It is lovely to be included in the calendar

Mary said...

Your block is impressive!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Mary, It took quite a long time, I tried to make it look nice