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.

Friday, August 10, 2018

17, or part thereof

I waffled about doing 2017 in this look back but finally decided it would complete the set so to speak so I opted to go ahead. I promise that there's only one more post in this series and then we'll return to the regular mumblings.  

In January of 2017 I began working on another of my long-time 'wanna do' projects, this time using images created by Harrison Fisher who was quite famous for his art that often appeared on the covers of prominent magazines of his time.  I found a number of his illustrations that made me think of courtship so thus my 'Courtship' crazy quilt was born.  The first block was completed on Jan. 24...

...and if you visit my blog post from HERE you can see all the individual blocks.  If you are interested in seeing this project develop feel free to scroll through my blog posts dating from late January until May 22nd.

Here is the finished wall hanging...

 The words around the edge are 'I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you, come rain or come shine'. I also challenged myself to include a heart, a word, a rose, and a vine on each block. It measures 36" square and is for sale if anyone would like to contact me.  

Throughout April and May of 2017 I was happily enthralled with creating felt play food for our #1 grandson.  This is one example of the fun things I made for him...


If you want to see more check out the 'felt food' label in my sidebar.

In May I also completed work on a fun challenge project that was through the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design and sponsored by Swarovski.  




(Sorry about the glare on the glass!).
If you would like to see more details and read more
about this project, have a look at the post HERE.  

In June I also completed another crazy quilt project which was featured in the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine (and is now hanging in a local church)...


And in July, just for fun, I crocheted this wee little fellow who went on to live with our # 2 grandson..


The pattern is 'Donato' and is a free pattern found HERE.  

- For the little giraffe-lover in your life, how about THIS?

- There's a cute cross stitch pattern HERE for a fall tree, along with an interesting article about how she creates her cross stitch patterns using photos.  

- I stumbled across THIS tutorial for making a container for holding essential oils, but I thought it would work for other applications as well.  There's also THIS.

- There's a short video HERE with some good information re transferring images to fabric.

- Have a look at THIS!  Sometimes people create the most amazing things.

Another anonymous quote for you...."Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons:  we act without thinking or we think without acting"









5 comments:

  1. Hi Maryanne your work is amazing i love seeing all the different type of crafts that you do,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

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  2. How lovely to see your Courtship quilt again. I loved it then and love it now! Isn't that bridge crazy. The imagination of some people is quite incredible.

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  3. Great projects, Mary Ann.
    I like the amigurumi animals, cute.
    I think making up little cute animals must be habit forming.

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  4. Mary Anne, your projects are all so lovely and detailed. And that felt hamburger! It's wonderfully realistic. In a felt-kind-of-way. lol

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    1. I was actually quite proud of that hamburger Becki - and had too much fun creating all the felt foods. In another while I will have to make another set for our other grandson...can't wait!

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