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, June 20, 2018

All laid out....

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All laid out on our living room floor (for lack of anywhere else that there might be space!)...


This is a project I've been working on sporadically over the past few months and I've finally managed to get a finished flimsy.  It takes awhile to collect up enough action figure t-shirts to make a quilt!!  Our oldest grandson has graduated to a 'big boy bed' so I thought he'd like a 'made-by grandma' quilt.  I'm definitely NOT a sane quilter so there are lots of things I could have done better, but it's made with love and that's what counts I think.  Still have the back to complete and then it's off to the longarm quilter so it will be done in time for Christmas.  

And talking about things made-with-love, how about this...


 Our #2 daughter-in-love created some business cards for me!  They arrived in the mail yesterday and I'm so thrilled!!  Can you see the tiny little magpie she included?  Thank you Winnie! 💖

- There's a cute tutorial HERE to make pincushions using mini-charm packs (altho' I'm sure you could use your own scraps too!).

THIS cross-stitch kitty made me laugh!

- THIS is a rather cute knitted slipper pattern you might like.

- There's a free fibre arts magazine available HERE.  It's dated 2014 (but still very relevant).  I'm not sure if there are further issues available. (updated to add:  it appears there are!)

Another anonymous quote for you..."Never organize what you can discard"  




17 comments:

  1. wonderful quilt Mary Anne....it's vibrant and perfect for a little super hero in the making!!

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    1. Thanks Karen. Not too sure if a 4 year old will be too thrilled with 'just a quilt' for Christmas - I expect he'd be happier with toys!

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  2. Those business cards are perfection!! Logan's quilt looks great. We are our own worst critics, aren't we!
    xx, Carol

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    1. They ARE perfect aren't they!! Winnie is a graphic designer so when she offered to create something for me I knew it would be good. As for the quilt - I'm very happy it's done. Working on something that large (even tho' it IS only a twin!) is very hard in my small sewing space.

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  3. I like your business cards, just right!
    And I think your grandson will love his quilt.
    The pincushion idea would work very well with scraps and ribbon of your choice I'm sure.
    Cute idea.

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  4. Hopefully Logan will like his quilt but at four, who knows. He'd probably rather have a toy!

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  5. Fabulous business cards and fabulous quilt top. Logan will love his bright and colourful quilty hug from his grandma. Action figures.....how fun!

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    1. Action figures and little boys seem to fit together somehow, although at this point I'm not sure he knows who most of them are. Spiderman is still the favourite.

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  6. Your grandson will love the quilt! The business cards are sharp!

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    1. Thank you Shirlee - hopefully he likes it. At least it will keep him warm!

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  7. Wonderful business cards. Love the quilt. The 'big boy' is going to love it!

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    1. Hopefully the big boy will like it, but I think he would probably prefer a toy at his age. Oh well, at least it will keep him warm!

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  8. Your new business cards are perfect! The quilt is also going to be well received by your grandson. Congratulations . . .

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    1. I feel honoured to have such nice business cards - lucky me to have such an amazing daughter-in-love to design them for me! The quilt is at the long-arm quilters as we speak.

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  9. The quilt will become a beloved treasure, I'm sure :)
    And your new card...wow! Going Uptown!

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    1. You never can be sure what a little kid will like, but hopefully he will grow into it. As for the card - it pays to have a daughter-in-love that's a graphic designer!

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  10. I LOVE the quilt, it looks fantastic!
    Perfect business card, she did a great job.

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