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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

More progress on block 4

My photography skills on this one obviously are sadly lacking, but here you go anyway...




This one is all straight stitches with either a French knot or a bead in the center
















Another one that is entirely made up of straight stitches.  You could replace the red stitches with lazy daisies.



Mumblings...

- Just a reminder that we're searching for entries for the crazy quilt calendar contest for 2018.  The theme is 'Musicals' and you can read more about it below... 



I'm the lucky person that gets to see the entries first and I'm looking forward to seeing what you create arriving in my inbox.  You don't have to send your creation in person - just good photos. 
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- THESE fit under the awwwww category!

- THESE are a great way to use up your sock yarn stash AND learn some new stitches at the same time.  Ending up with something useful at the end is just an added bonus.

- How about some really cute mouse mittens for a toddler?  And if you have mice, perhaps a CAT might be necessary?

Today the quote is from Elizabeth Zimmermann..."Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either"  (and I think the same thing could be said about crazy quilting!)

8 comments:

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I definitely have to do some crazy quilt stitching. Your designs are great. When the arm is better, I will get on to that. Thanks for the links.

Threads of Inspiration said...

MA, somewhere along the line I missed that you work with Crazy Quilting Quarterly! Wow, congratulations! What exactly is your role? I love the little lavendar sachets and had to print off the directions. They are adorable! I also really like this set of stitches. The arches and lines are so pleasing.

Createology said...

Seeing your graph charts really make the CQ seam stitches look doable. The seams look great. I am not a toddler but those mouse mittens are super cute. Happy Stitching Dear...<3

Christine Barnsley said...

More lovely seam treatments Mary Anne. Thank you for the information about the Calendar entries.... I wonder if I will have time this year.... last year I kept promising myself but didn't find the time.... you know how it is! Christine x

Renee said...

I love seeing your lovely seam ideas! Beautiful work.

Baa. xxx said...

Oooh, love the stitching - especially the second one!

FlashinScissors said...

Lovely designs, Mary Anne! Thank you for all your links, especially love the lavender sachets!
Barbara x

Cathy said...

OMG - that cat crochet pattern is to die for!!! Thanks for the link! My, you're just zipping along on those Courtship blocks! Lovely seam work!!