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.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Not quite

I would have liked to show you the progress on the latest landscape but it's soooo close to being finished that I decided to make you wait for a big reveal later in the week.  In the meantime, I have another 'puzzler' post for you.  What do you suppose I might be planning to do with these crazy quilted round robin blocks??  If you want to take a guess, go ahead (no prize I'm afraid, but fun to see the responses anyway).  B'sides, who knows if one of your guesses might spark an idea for a future use-it-up block project?




- For those of us who knit, THIS calculator for increasing and decreasing is absolutely genius!!!!

- Go HERE to find page after page of links to free quilt patterns.

- THESE just plain made me smile.  Be sure to check out her other galleries too.  Very fun!

- Have a peek at the beautiful work done by THIS artist!!

- If you have a little one that likes dollies, perhaps THIS might be a fun thing to make.

Today's quote is a Chinese proverb...."If you don't want anyone to find out, don't do it"


20 comments:

  1. I think that they would look great as covers for journals.
    Gwen

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  2. Hello Mary Anne,
    My first thought would be fabric journal covers, but I see Gwen has beaten me to it!! Or a hard-back book cover?
    Adding borders to them, they could also be wall art, to be hung in your workroom, even separately, as a pair? I can't see how big they are, but perhaps a needle case/crochet hook/knitting needle case.
    Val (UK)

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    1. Good ideas Val - but regarding the wall art, there's no extra space in my sewing room for any more 'stuff' on the walls. As for the other ideas....hmmmm......

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    2. How about one each for your daughters-in-love - as a special little head pillow/cushion. I recently gave one to a friend who has a comfy chair by a large window overlooking the fields and the river. She put her little cushion on her chair, while she quilts away .... :-)

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    3. Good idea! Our daughters-in-love aren't much interested in such things though - but I am, so maybe....

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  3. I don't have any idea for you, but they sure are pretty

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    1. Thank you - they ARE pretty and it's a shame they have been loitering about in a box for years and barely seen the light of day.

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  4. My first thought when I saw them was that they might just be covers for photo albums. Those large square photo albums that only people my age have anymore. :)

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    1. I have photo albums because I'm betting that someday our kids will thank me for it. Maybe not, but by then I'll be gone and won't care anyway!

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  5. Very nice crazy blocks with lovely embellishments and stitches.
    I like that 'knitulator', great tool, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I liked the knit tool too - I know I will get a lot of use out of it because I am so NOT good with math and figuring out even increases and decreases is more than I ever want to handle. Now I won't have to rely on the Resident Chef for the math!

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  6. I think others have already suggested most of the ideas I would have suggested but, I would just like to add my appreciation to how beautiful the blocks are and I look forward to seeing what you do with them! Happy May Day! Christine xx

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    1. Both are pretty blocks - altho' I do still need to do a bit of work on them to finish them before I use them.

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  7. Lovely CQ blocks dear. I think each could become a lovely glasses case. Knitulator...genius! Love the dolly and bed tote. Every single person should know this quote! I have missed a week due to my Sister Soirée reunion and NO WiFi....lots to catch up on.

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    1. A glasses case - good idea! And I agree that the knit calculator IS definitely genius....I know I will use that one a lot!

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  8. I wonder if you are making something to hold your knitting needles. Something similiar to the one you made for your crochet hooks

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    1. Hmmmm - good idea, but not in this case. I made myself a circular knitting needle holder a year or so ago and I also have a straight needle holder.

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  9. The blocks are lovely. Could be needle cases, pin cushions, tote bag panel . . . the list is endless when you think about it.

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    1. Good ideas Judy - thank you! Not what I have in mind for these particular blocks though. And....the....plot....thickens...... (hee hee)

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