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 09, 2019

A cover - of the crazy quilt sort!

And now, just to prove I haven't given up on crazy quilting, how about this pillow cover that I just completed?  



You can see a small influence of the Cathedral Window quilt pattern on this piece - a challenge I thought might be fun after having seen several other people 'round and about the internet making them.  


- HERE is a cute project you might like to make for Valentine's Day.  And there's another great pattern HERE.  

- THIS is a rather nice pattern for slippers, but I think I would add something to the soles to make them non-slip.  And HERE is another one.

- There's some fun ideas HERE for creating lots of things using zippers.  

- Pam Kellogg has created some really pretty Spring-themed cross stitch patterns and you can find out more by checking out her post found HERE.

- Mary Corbet has released a really cute (free!) embroidery pattern HERE.  

- If you check out THIS link you will find all sorts of really pretty flowers you can make to enhance your projects.

- Have a look at the works done by THIS artist (be sure to check out her other galleries as well).

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24 comments:

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    1. Thank you - it was a fun project. I wanted to see if I could combine Cathedral Windows and crazy quilt and it turns out I can!

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  2. What a pretty pillow Mary Anne! Really love the design. Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Christine - it was a challenge that I enjoyed. I wanted to see if I could combine the two styles and I think it worked okay.

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  3. Lovely design!
    The zipper link is fantastic. The jewelry there is so Steampunk.

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    1. The zipper link had lots of great ideas for sure - some I had seen before but there were a number that were new to me.

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  4. Love the zipper jewellery ideas:)

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    1. Fun to know that we can use those funky colored zippers in our stash and make something fun!

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  5. Lovely CQ Pillow and I do love your ode to Cathedral Windows. I really like your design dear. WOW on those zipper creations. So many wonderful links you have shared with us...thank you. I can relate to this quote for certain. Lovely Day Dear...<3

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    1. Thanks Sherry! The pillow is just one more thing to have to take off (and return to) our bed every day, but oh well. At least it moved some stash from the sewing room into another room!

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  6. That's a beautiful pillow, Mary Anne. The details in the center are lovely. It would be fun to study in person. Crazy quilting is so mesmerizing.

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    1. Thanks Becki - just one more thing to have on our bed to have to deal with every day, but at least the 'makings' are now out of my sewing room. Sort of a win!

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  7. How resourceful you are! Beautiful work as always.

    About the slippers, I've made many pairs of Aunt Maggie's slippers, also garter stitch. They don't slip because the garter stitch ribs run across the sole, and act like a tread. They're pretty skidproof. I think this design is likely to do likewise. That's why garter is the best stitch for this use.

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    1. Thanks for the info Liz - I never would have thought of garter stitch being non-skid, so it's good to know.

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  8. You have created another winner with your beautiful cushion. It's fabulous.

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    1. Just another thing to clutter up our bed - but at least the raw materials are no longer in my sewing room!

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  9. I don't suppose you would ever not enjoy some crazy quilting. This is such a pretty pillow cover with all the sweet embellishments. Those knitted slippers are very cool and thank you for the flower link. I will add them to my 'kit' bag.

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    1. No, I don't see myself ever giving up crazy quilting, but I have to say that I've noticed a downward swing in interest throughout the internet. Many people are switching over to cross stitch (and even some macrame) is seems.

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  10. Beautiful pillow! Great links. The zipper one is quite innovative.Thanks.

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    1. I was intrigued by several of the zipper ideas, but alas there are no such zippers in my stash. Too bad!

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  11. Of course you just finished this! Do you ever sleep woman!? You have such a talent for creating one-of-a-kind works of art with fabric. I love this pillow and all of the pretty details. Love that quilted Valentine table runner link!

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  12. Well....sleep is a touchy subject in my household I must admit. For some reason it's something that I sadly lack, between my not being able to sleep and a DH that likes to snore! Solitaire on my tablet in the middle of the night happens a whole lot more than I'd like.

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  13. Love the pillow!

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    1. Thank you - I do too! It was a fun creation.

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