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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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