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, February 22, 2019

Heigh ho, Heigh Ho....


....it's potlucking I will go!!  In my ongoing quest to attempt to use up some of my stash/stuff I am trying to find uses for orphan crazy quilted blocks I received in round robins over the years and this is a little project I did to use up a block.  Our local quilt guild has a couple of catered lunches each year and we are required to tote along our plate and utensils so I thought it would be nice to have something for the purpose rather than relying on an ugly plastic bag.  Here it is...


Above shows the carrier closed,
and below you can see the compartments.


To the left of the fork there's another little pocket that 
will hold either a folded napkin or a plastic
bag should you need to take your dishes home
dirty.
The eagle-eyed among you might recognize part of it and will remember the table runner I made using a hunk of an old quilt and some doilies I had in my stash (if you don't remember, have a look at my post HERE).  I wasn't overly thrilled with the runner and didn't have a use for it, so....I cut it up and part of it got re-purposed into the potluck carrier.  This project used up - an orphan block; all but a little piece of the lining fabric I used; a piece of bias tape I had in my stash AND (of course) part of the table runner.  Win/win I would say!

Now I can start my next project and I have to say I am SOOOO excited about what's coming!  Hopefully there will be a little peek for you on Monday.  

- THESE are rather cute little fabric flowers - and best of all?  They're no sew!

- And HERE is another type of easy-make flower that could have a multitude of uses.

- You HAVE to go and look at what my friend Judy has created!!!  Go HERE to get a dose of wonderful spring!

Another of the anonymous quotes..."Once you've made the decision to move on, don't look back.  You will never find your future in the rear view mirror"

29 comments:

  1. That is such a lovely creation! I love it when great care goes into something practical and the result is both beautiful and functional.
    I also think I should carry such a kit with me everywhere I go on the off-chance that I happen upon food. It pays to be prepared! ;)

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    1. Being prepared is always a good thing when it comes to food! This particular project wasn't necessary in the true sense of the word, but it served the purpose of using up an orphan block and also is being used as a tutorial for the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine. Win/win!

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  2. Ooh-la-la, you will have the best carrier for plates and utensils in the whole of Canada! Such a fabulous idea. Love the pretty ribbon when it is all closed up. I skipped along your links road and I must say your friend Judy is an amazing artist. AND....it is always a good day when my li'l eyes peek at a flower or two.

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    1. Hah - that 'pretty ribbon' is actually just a piece of wide double-fold bias tape and I ran a line of decorative machine stitching along it. Easy peasy! And yes Judy IS an amazing artist - I love her work.

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  3. A. This is amazing and clever and so pretty.
    B. Love the other links, especially the big, lace flower.
    C. You're friend's picture is Amaaaaaazing.

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    1. A. Thank you....it's pretty and practical, which makes me happy
      B. The flower is definitely cool - lots of different ways to use it too
      C. Judy does amazing work - and in such a tiny format too!

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  4. I love this project for both it's beauty and practicality. So much better than a plastic or paper bag. Thanks for the links. Judy's work is amazing.

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    1. A plastic bag just doesn't suit a ladies luncheon does it. We'll see what the other members of the guild think of it if I remember to take it for show & share at the next meeting.

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  5. What a wonderful way to carry your Potluck utensils. Showing your CQ skills and talents in such a smart practical project. Judy’s Flower Gardens are stunning. Great quote dear.

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    1. I'm definitely a class act all the way (and if you believe that, you're a whole lot more gullible than I thought...hee hee).

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  6. Yes, Judy's flowers are amazing!
    And your dining kit is a great idea, nicely done.
    Brilliant quote, thanks for reminding me.

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  7. Dining kit - what a great name! Far better than potluck carrier!!

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  8. That plate holder is genius...cool idea! And those gardens, gheez such talent she has!!

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    1. Not so sure it's a genius idea - just a case of using stuff I've had kicking around for far too long!

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  9. Great idea! I'm all for recycling and saving the environment.

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    1. Me too Debra - recycling AND using up stash definitely works for me!

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  10. The Dining Kit (I like that name too)is so good and should be shown at your next meeting. Everyone will wish it was theirs. It's a good feeling to use up previous projects.
    I'm in love with Judy's mini gardens
    Great quote!

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    1. I'm not one who likes getting up in front of people so having to show something isn't exactly fun. I end up babbling something and have NO clue whether I've made the least amount of sense when I'm done. Public speaking is definitely NOT my forte!!

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  11. It looks lovely. You will have the most special looking pot luck holder!

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    1. Thank you Karen - it was fun to design but I really liked that it used up some 'stuff'.

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  12. Wished I'd had your idea back when we used to go to a potluck that required our own eating utensils.

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    1. It's not that I particularly *need* a special carrier - more a case of needing to use up orphan blocks and trying to come up with something that's useful.

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  13. A dining kit, as someone above called it! It's gorgeous, and I agree with Karen above - you will have the prettiest dining kit in the house!

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    1. Might as well have something pretty - much better than the proverbial grocery bag!!

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  14. Mary Anne, your pot luck holder is great, especially using orphan blocks and fabric from your stash. Thank you for pointing readers to my blog - much appreciated. I'm thankful to all the lovely comments here and on my blog. Thanks again.

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    1. Thanks Judy - and you're welcome for the shout out. You deserve it!!!

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  15. Very practical and beautiful. Your quilt guild friends will be wanting to make their own too :)

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    1. Who knows - maybe I will have started something!!

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