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.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tah Dah!!!


As promised - the reveal of 'Courtship'....








I think each of the photos is clickable to embiggen.

As a recap to this project - it began because I have been a fan of the illustrations created by Harrison Fisher and have long wanted to create something using some of them.  Each of the blocks features a couple who seemingly are courting, hence the name 'Courtship'.  As a further challenge to myself I chose to include a heart, a word (reflective of courting), and a rose on each block.  Finally I added the song lyric "I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you, come rain or come shine"*  around the outside.  The entire piece measures approx.  36" square.

*Song lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Harold Arlen.  Written for the musical "St. Louis Woman" and originally recorded in 1946.

Now, a question for you - would you like to see pictures of all the blocks together in one post?  Or are you heartily sick and tired of this whole thing and hope I go on to something else?




- I've yet to have need of doing a provisional cast on in knitting, but when I do, I know I'll be making use of THIS tutorial.

- Some interesting tips HERE for using difficult threads (metallics for one) in our sewing machines.

- And HERE is a great tip for marking even hems if you are making a skirt or dress.

Today, in lieu of a quote, I will leave you with this wonderful You Tube video of Billie Holliday singing 'Come Rain or Come Shine'. 




14 comments:

Christine B. said...

It is every bit as beautiful as I knew it was going to be Mary Anne! Congratulations on a fabulous finish! Would happily read a post about all the blocks! Have a lovely week! Christine x

allthingzsewn said...

I didn't remember these being hexies, I looked back at some of the older posts and the whole block were not shown. Not only are you a tease, you're sneaky. Now the 7 blocks make sense to me. So that being said, yes I would like to see each block so I can see all of the lovely detail and colors together.

Chris Flynn said...

Oh my goodness! This is really beautiful! So glad I stopped by today!
Sweet Blessings!

Studio Maywyn said...

Beautiful. The detail is amazing.

Kim said...

Oh, your Courtship pretty is as exquisite as I thought it would be. Detail after detail of gorgeousness to gaze upon. I would love a post on each hexagon as there is so much to capture the eye and imagination. I want to appreciate each and every lovely detail more closely. Well done, Mary Anne, your Courtship pretty is sublime!

Deepa said...

Courtship is truly a product of love!! Beautifully executed and put together.Could you please post the complete picture of each hexagon- not the bits and pieces,but the whole one.And what's the next project? :)

Baa. xxx said...

Yes please. It is gorgeous! I didn't know they were hexi's either. Nice surprise.

Shirlee Fassell said...

I for seeing the blocks altogether in one post! This is wonderful love the pearl connection!

Cathy said...

Don't know if my last comment made it to your moderation inbox (or if I deleted it my misssssnake), but I want to be sure that you know how awesome this project is!!! Congratulations on a beautiful piece!!

Createology said...

"Courtship" is truly beautiful and amazing. I never grow tired of seeing any of your Works of HeArt. Interesting links to try. I love hearing Billie Holiday sing. Thank you for including her link. Creative "Courtship" Bliss Dear...<3

karen said...

36 inches square??? a masterpiece...take a bow young lady.

Mary Ann said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful!

Renee said...

What a beautiful finish!