MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, September 18, 2015

A section

Yesterday I did another little section on my fall block and it was in the effort to camouflage (at least somewhat) the long seam I had running down the block.  That seam was my own fault for not paying enough attention to my piecing process.  Anyhoo....


The offending seam is the one that's beneath the owl and extends pretty much the entire height of the block.  Not good.  So.....the owl was stitched to break up that seam and then I added the curving vine with the purple flowers.  Both of those things take the eye away from the seam itself.  The eagle-eyed among you may have noted the demise of one of the bees (there were three).  I felt the overall look of the vine was more important than the third bee.  I also changed the orange flower on the right to have more of a 'presence' by adding the orange button in the center...another fool-the-eye into overlooking the long seam trick.

Obviously this block is a number of small lessons in what not to do!!  

Today is another anonymous quote... "Calories - Tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night"  

 

11 comments:

Createology said...

I love your new additions to this CQ. Most of all I love that you are so generous to share when you have a mishap and then how you resolve it. Thank you dear. That other little bee had to fly off to tend to the Queen Bee.

Vicki Boster said...

Ohhhhh it's gorgeous!!! I love the beehive and the bees and the beautiful vine---- no one would notice your "mistake". I've come to accept that I can't do things perfectly-- and like you I just try to find a way to incorporate them into the design. This is going to be a magnificent project!!
Love
Vicki

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Mary Ann. This is beautiful--I really like your cross-stitch elements mixed in with the embroidered ones.

best, nadia

Sheryl S. said...

This is very pretty. I like the curving vine which is a good choice to break up the long seam.

Renee said...

I love the addition of the vine! The way it curves to the right at the top really does deter the eye from the long seam. And the flower looks fabulous with the orange button. Beautiful work!

Baa. xxx said...

You really are clever - I love the way you have to process and work things out when you make a so called 'mistake'

Christine Barnsley said...

Your block is looking great Mary Anne! I love the vine you have added and the orange flower is lovely. Christine x

Marly said...

Lovely block; thanks for sharing the process so we can all learn.
As for the quote: thank you, I was wondering who was shrinking my clothes!

karen said...

this looks faultless to me. You have so much embellishment on here, it's quite stunning

janie krig said...

Making progress, interesting choices.

crazyQstitcher said...

The pillow is becoming more and more beautiful with the goodies of Autumn. The owl is cute, the hive wonderful, the orange button is a great addition to the flower and the vine has solved your problem on the long seam. I love the way you tackle problems.