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, May 23, 2017

At the risk of boring you beyond recall!

This post is for my own benefit as much as anything, but I thought I'd share pictures of each of the 'Courtship' blocks all together in one place.  So...here goes....








You can click on each of the pictures to embiggen them (and I *think* you can double-click to embiggen them even further).  For those of you who missed my post yesterday, scroll down and you can see  the reveal of the entire piece.

Now it's on to something entirely different (although it's still crazy quilting).  Stay tuned!

- THIS is a rather nice wrap that would be wonderful for chilly nights in the summer.  

- If you like pincushions (who doesn't?) there's a great tutorial HERE.  

- Sweet little sweater for a baby HERE.  

- THIS is absolutely stunning!! And, if you want to create your own, you can follow the link(s) and find the pattern.  

Today our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones in Manchester and in my search for a quote to share, I turned to one of my favourite authors, Ralph Waldo Emerson....."Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world"


We simply can't let them win.





13 comments:

Dolores said...

Great crochet patterns and you really have put a lot of very nice stitches into your crazy quilt project.

Elizabeth said...

This is so beautiful, I love it. One can't stop looking at this pieces. Have a good day today.

Christine B. said...

Loved seeing your blocks again Mary Anne! I love the colours you have used throughout and all the details are exquisite! Looking forward to the next project! I totally agree with you.... we can't let them win! Christine x

allthingzsewn said...

So glad you shared each one and could enlarge them. Beautiful work, My favorite blocks are
Entrigue, soulmate and entice. I could not pick just one.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I need to get motivated to do some stitching :). The finished work is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

How wonderfully blissful revisiting your sublime hexagons, again, Mary Anne! I have "embiggen" them, as you would say, and have slowly absorbed each exquisite detail. I sit here amazed at the time, artistry and gorgeous imaginations you have so lovingly stitched; as this is a work of love. I could happily gaze upon your Courtship hexagons forever. =) Though I tried, I cannot choose a favourite as all are exquisitely amazing in their own way. Much applause is happening down here......can you hear it??

Kim said...

How wonderfully blissful revisiting your sublime hexagons, again, Mary Anne! I have "embiggen" them, as you would say, and have slowly absorbed each exquisite detail. I sit here amazed at the time, artistry and gorgeous imaginations you have so lovingly stitched; as this is a work of love. I could happily gaze upon your Courtship hexagons forever. =) Though I tried, I cannot choose a favourite as all are exquisitely amazing in their own way. Much applause is happening down here......can you hear it??

karen said...

beautiful work as always Mary Anne.....the world needs more of this gentle beauty...

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Good Morning!! I just love looking at your blocks. My favorite thing about your style is your ability to create not just exquisite seams, but your filler motifs and how you incorporate buttons, beads and other doodads. These are all so pretty.
xx, Carol

KimM said...

OH how I love your Courtship designs. Absolutely stunning!!
xoxox

Createology said...

Your CQ "Courtship" blocks are so stunning. Do you ever keep track of the countless hours you work on them? They are Priceless and Heirloom Treasures. The entire quilt turned out Beautifully. Fun links and I love the felt flower pincushions. So much sadness and hate in our world. Good MUST conquer evil. Prayers and Healing for all in Manchester. <3

Astrids dragon said...

Oh yes, being able to look at them close up is wonderful! They are all beautiful and look fabulous all together!

Renee said...

These are all stunning! You do beautiful work.

The day after the attack in Manchester, I heard a radio station that focused solely on the way complete strangers pulled together to help. The stories ranged from a homeless man that administered first aid, to cab drivers offering free rides in the aftermath. If the media only focused on the positive ways terrorist attacks pull communities together, I wonder if we'd see fewer attacks... My hearts and prayers are everyone affected.