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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Surrounded by white

....and it's not snow either....but that's supposed to be on the way in the next day or two.

Today I actually got to stay home all day (other than for going for a walk) and I was able to make eight blocks for the Embroider, Embellish, Create class.  Yippee for me!!  Not only am I making blocks to stitch on but I'm reducing my stash at the same time.  Win/Win I would say!


Above is the first block.
Karen taught us how to make prairie points - so elegant and so easy to do.  This block has an already embroidered piece which came from a small tablecloth (probably card table size) that my maternal grandmother embroidered  in the late 50's or early 60's.  There's a small piece of dupioni silk, which I'll be using a lot in this (it's my favourite fabric).  There's also a piece of a hankie and a piece from a table runner I had stashed away.  

Over the next few days I'll show a few of the other blocks I've created.  Now I can start to embroider -all in white, so I'd better not be drinking my coffee anywhere near my work!!  That's going to be HARD!!!




7 comments:

Doreen G said...

This piece looks fabulous MA--you sure have been busy.

Boud said...

One of my favorite looks -- white on white! those prairie points look very good, too.

DeeDee said...

beautiful.. I wish I could have taken this class with you guys... I will try to keep watching...

Suztats said...

Sigh........

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Lovely work, those points are gorgeous. Have fun, but keep the coffee in the kitchen. xox Corrine

liniecat said...

Cracking block that........what fun! lol

carole brungar said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what this all becomes. Lovely work stitching :)