A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, October 15, 2018

A tad more

The past few days have led to precious little stitching time (or at least not as much as I'd hoped for), but there has been some progress on the latest barn.  It's been quilted and I'm in the process of adding some flower-y 'stuff' in the foreground, which will be a combination of embroidery and free motion stitching with the machine.  

I think you can click on it to embiggen it a little if you so desire.  I had hoped to have it finished to tote along this afternoon to the local quilt guild meeting for bring & brag but obviously I didn't make my deadline.  Oh well, there's always next month (unless of course it gets sold in the meantime!).

- Lots of free paper piecing patterns HERE (including some pretty cool shoes!)

- HERE is a tutorial for making really pretty pincushions from canning jar lids.

- If you're searching for inspiration for quilt labels, perhaps THESE might be useful.

- There's a great tutorial HERE for making pajama pants for the whole family.

The quote today is from Mother Teresa..."I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples"


  1. I think it is fabulous Mary Anne! Can't wait to see it finished! Christine xx

  2. These barns are just getting better and better.

  3. Oh! Oh1 I love that flowery stuff. BUT I LOVE that fence!! So cool. Yup, this is my favorite piece so far.
    xx, Carol

  4. I see the stems (or branches?) you've added. I look forward to seeing what blooms there. :)

    1. Needs a lot more work in that area before I can call it done!

    2. Another stunning piece of art and craftsmanship... You have outdone yourself on this one and you're not even finished yet... I absolutely love it, especially that old weathered wood - sigh.
      We had a terrible September, full of rain and grey but we're now finally seeing these same colours here and they are glorious - it's as if you grabbed a view from here and stitched it into perfection!

  5. I am loving your progress on the barn, my friend. You do such beautiful work.

    I have several things cut out that are ready to be sewn for Christmas, but I confess that I have had no motivation to finish my projects....maybe today-HA! :) Hugs to you!

  6. Looking good :) Thanks for the EPP link.

  7. The added texture looks good, more progress!
    Say yes to the ripples!

  8. Loving the barn, looks so good with its quilting. Those pincushions were pretty cool.

  9. I enjoy seeing your 'barn' progress. Nice job. Thanks for the links. Pincushion one looks interesting. Not much into paper piecing but lots of great patterns for the paper piecing lover.


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