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, May 19, 2017

Block 7 reveal

First of all, thank you to those who were kind enough to identify the mystery sewing machine foot from my previous post.  It's apparently a blind hem foot and I still have no clue where it came from or why I even have it!

Today is the reveal of Block 7 of the courtship series...



Here are some close-ups...





The eagle-eyed among you might see a hint of how I finished the blocks, but you'll have to wait until Monday for the full reveal!


I try not to enter into controversial topics on this blog but this time I am making an exception.  I know many of us are concerned (and fearful) about the political happenings in the United States.  Judy brought to my attention an amazing online quilt show called 'Threads of Resistance"that addresses many of the issues.  According to the web site their mandate is as follows..."A juried exhibition of fiber art created by the Artist Circle Alliance to protest the Trump administration’s actions and policies".  If you are interested you may see the show HERE.  Click on 'the artwork' and then on the various categories listed.  

- I know Mother's Day is over (at least here in North America) but thought I'd share THIS in case you might be able to use the idea in your crazy quilts - or for a 'just because' gift for Mom.  

- And speaking of gifts, how about whipping up some of THESE for quick giving for any occasion (and a great stash buster too!).  

- I don't know if you've come across any 'Little Free Libraries' in your travels but if you're interested in making your own there's a great tutorial HERE (along with a link to explain what they are).  

Today your quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson...."You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late"




8 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow, some amazing and powerful quilts in Threads of Resistance. I hope everyone is brave enough to see the work of these artists!

Christine B. said...

What a beautiful block and I can't wait for the big reveal on Monday! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Baa. xxx said...

Beautiful block - will look forward to the reveal! Wow! Some very interesting creative stuff in Thread of Resistance!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love your block! Loads of great seams love the butterfly. Thanks for the resist!

allthingzsewn said...

Will not miss the reveal. I was under the impression this would be the finished quilt, how can that be with 7 blocks.

Createology said...

Block 7 is as equally beautful as each of the 6 before it. Your quilt is going to be stunning. Interesting links as always. Excellent quote and one I shall try to do.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely stitching as always. Thanks for the mention above. Much appreciated.

karen said...

I will expect to see lots of blind hems in your work from now on....