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.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Done! Finis!!

TAH DAH!!!


DONE!!

Here is the original photo I used as inspiration..



- For the quilters - HERE is a great free pattern that can be used in so many different ways (be sure to scroll down!).  There is also links HERE to a number of heart themed quilt patterns that would be perfect for Valentine's Day.

- For the knitters and crocheters, you can find some really great charts HERE to keep track of your projects throughout the year, as well as one to inventory your needles AND your stash.  Very handy!

- There's a cute tutorial HERE for making pacifier clips for babies. 

- HERE is another great item that quilters might like to make for themselves!

- If you are interested in smocking, there's an excellent article HERE about using your sewing machine stitches along with smocked fabric.  Rather ingenious!

Today your quote is from Greg Anderson..."When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life"




23 comments:

Janie said...

Congratulations! Great rendition too.
The steaming mug blocks are cute, thanks for sharing.

Gillian Salmons said...

Lovely work. I'm hoping to join a quilting group to learn more. Gilli 💐

I am said...

wow Mary Anne this is so good ,you are very clever your barn looks exactly like the pic,well done my friend xx

Kim said...

Tah Dah....indeed! Another incredible barn imagined from your fertile chambers of your imagination and stitched with those clever fingers of yours. Your barn is quite simply amazing!

Createology said...

This Barn looks amazing! From the photo to the finished quilt I see a brilliantly created masterpiece dear! Your Barn series is spectacular.
We are still having warm rain with no snow for the ski resorts. I am sending you Warm Weather prayers. JOYful January...<3

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

HOLY COW!!!! Man I wish I could see it in person. I tried enlarging/zooming in because I STILL can't believe it's fabric. Simply amazing!!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great job on the barn! Congratulations. Love the links with the cups.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This barn is art. Will you do another? Do you put the first one and this one side by side to compare and see how your skill has progressed? This is such an accomplishment. I'm going to ponder your quote of the day. And I'm going to check out your links!
xx, Carol

Jane Raymond said...

This barn is absolutely incredible!!! I read your blog regularly. I often think that I wished you lived closer because you would be so much fun to sew with. Thank you for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

wow...i am impressed

Caroline Heinrichs said...

wonderful job!! beautiful finish...lol

Dolores said...

I think you've done a great job. You should be so proud of yourself.
I have made so many pacifier clips that I no longer need a tutorial. I just need to find suitable fabric - which is sometimes hard to do.

Catherine said...

Your barn is an amazing piece! So close to the inspiration photo. Your skills have really grown!

Sandra said...

Looks really good.

crazyQstitcher said...

Another Masterpiece. Each barn has been a joy to view.

You should exhibit them somewhere.
and if you put them up for sale, they would go like hotcakes.

Baa. xxx said...

I love it! Will you frame it? I can imagine it in an old wooden frame. You are so clever at this.

Deepa said...

It looks wonderful, MA. Three barns done, how many more do you plan? This will be a big quilt, right?

Astrids dragon said...

Oh wow, that looks fantastic!

Becki said...

I came late to this party, so I admit I didn't really understand some things. And to help you understand my lack of understanding, let me say I am no quilter. But I thought what I was looking at was a pre-printed piece of fabric that you were quilting and embellishing (I thought at least the barn was pre-printed). I didn't realize that you created all of this from a photo. I'm almost speechless. Except that I want to say how seriously impressed I am. Adequate words fail me, but the barn, the clouds, the grass... It's all amazing. And I read a comment above where someone is suggesting that this is a square that may go into a larger quilt?!? Of more barns? Now I'm truly speechless. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

Cathy said...

Your barn wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous. You did an amazing job and I really, really love it! Congrats!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Becki- hope you come back to this and can see my response to your lovely comment (you must be set to 'no reply' because I can't reach you directly)! Yes, this project is created entirely in fabric - no pre-printed panels. And no, it isn't part of a larger quilt - it's a stand-alone wall hanging. I don't have room to create large quilts in my little sewing space, so it will have to be wall hangings I'm afraid.

FlashinScissors said...

Your barn is wonderful, Mary Anne! Just like the photo!
Love the mug rugs! Too good to use though!

Renee said...

It turned out AMAZING! I'm so sorry you had such a frustrating time getting it the way you wanted it. I must say that it is fantastic! You did a gorgeous job.