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, January 11, 2019

The quilt that just won't quit


Remember that quilt piece I've been trying to use up?  Well, some of it became the base for these postcards...


and while I was at it, I made these too...





- I don't know about you but I often struggle with attempting to turn a small fabric tube right side out...and there's a tutorial HERE that might help with that.

- Nice tutorial HERE to make your own etui box.

- HERE is another cute pattern that would be fun for Valentine's Day decor.

- And if you go HERE you can find links to a whole lot more!

- Have a look at the work by THIS artist!  Be sure to check out all her galleries.  Amazing!

This morning it's -18C outside (brrrr!) not including the wind chill which makes it much colder....so I found this quote that seems fitting for the day..."I'm not going outside until the temperature is above my age"











24 comments:

  1. Very nice, the textures you've created gives the fabrics an organic personality.
    Thank you for link to Lisa Kokin's artwork! I want my portrait in buttons and thread.

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    1. Wouldn't it be a fun thing to have your portrait done that way! Heaven knows I have enough buttons in my collection to do several!

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  2. MA Dear you are such a clever crafter to use every bit of your cutter quilt. Your postcards are wonderful. Lots of fun Valentine ideas here. I can relate to this quote! I do not like cold at all and especially with wind. Stay warm and bundled up with some soup and Resident Chef’s Bread and Butter fresh from the oven. YUM!!!

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    1. Alas no fresh bread to be had today - but there was soup. That quilt piece has been lurking in my stash for probably at least six or eight years. Too good to throw out, but hadn't been inspired to 'do something' with it.

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  3. Your 'crazy' postcards are looking colorful and exciting.
    I like the 'etui' box idea, think of how they could be embellished!

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    1. The postcards were pretty much a 'chop off a hunk of stuff and let it fall where it wanted...stitch in place'. Not much thought went into it!

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  4. Those postcards are pretty and cool. I'd never thought about using fabric for a postcard. I admit I had to look up the word "etui". I'd often seen it in word puzzles but never knew the meaning. Thank you for helping me learn something new.

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    1. Wow - does this mean my mission in life is fulfilled? Teaching someone something new? Fabric postcards are fun to make and great that they're quick to do as well.

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  5. Those postcards are so fun! Reading your description above I like them even more! :) That artist's work (in the last link) is truly amazing. What she can do with thread! And other stuff, too. But what she can do with thread!!!

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    1. Some people just have a vision and can create such amazing things - I was blown away by her use of buttons in a sculptural context.

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  6. Love the crazy postcards.

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    1. Thank you - I actually thought I was being crazy when I started chopping up the bits to add to them and doing my best to stitch them down as they fell. Sure did a number on my perfectionist tendencies!!

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  7. Love all these pretty cards Mary Anne! I wouldn't be going out in those temperatures either!! I thought is was cold here at -3°c!! Enjoy your weekend! Christine xx

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    1. I was out twice yesterday and it didn't feel that bad. The wind wasn't too high so that certainly helped...plus the sun was out and that made me feel better. Still would have preferred to be warm though!

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  8. That quilt has been lurking, waiting for your fertile brain to decide how to use it. The pincushions,postcards, bookmarks are all great ideas. What treasures will be next?

    I love seeing your new works.

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    1. Ah, if you only knew how much other stuff was lurking in my stash just waiting to be used - somehow!

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  9. Hi Maryanne what beautiful postcards you have made,you are amazing with what you do,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thanks Sheryl. They were fun to do and definitely a win/win.

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  10. You seem to be a busy bee these days. Good luck thinking up ways to use the quilt.

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    1. It's actually all used (one more project to show yet). Very happy that I no longer have to store it!

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  11. Your 'crazies' are fabulous. You are certainly making a dent on your scrap stash.

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    1. Not much of a dent! There's a long way to go yet before I can see a whole lot of difference, despite getting rid of a lot of 'stuff' the past while. The rest, seemingly, has simply expanded to take up the newly opened space!

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