MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Another tah dah moment!

And......we have another finish!!  I loved making this one and I know I will be searching for more crusty rusty vehicles so I can do more (not that I'm giving up my love of buildings anytime soon!).  There are definitely NOT enough hours in the days to create all of these I would like to do.  (Please excuse the quality of the photo - of course it's raining here and the lighting is dismal!)

FOR SALE   
SOLD!!!!


The color in the close-up is a bit more 'true' ...



Inspired by this photo and kindly used with the permission of Dale Stewart (thank you!!!!)......




This one measures approx. 32" x 23 1/2" and is for sale.  If you're interested, drop me an email!  


- Have a peek at the work done by THIS artist (and you can read her interview as well).

- And look at the amazing textile art HERE and HERE!!!

- If you have a little girl in your life I'm pretty sure she would love one of THESE for her dress-up box.

Today's quote...." I feel like a failure.  I've been shopping for craft supplies for 20 years and I still don't have what I need"

26 comments:

  1. This piece turned out great! I wanted to get a closer look at some of the embroidery stitches you used for the bushes and grass, but the pic will only go so big, lol.
    xx, Carol

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    1. Thanks Carol (glad the comment issue has been sorted!). As for the stitches I used - pretty much all straight stitches, lazy daisy, French knots, and feather stitch. Pretty basic stuff!

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  2. Mary Anne, this is amazing - I only wish I had your courage to do this!
    Your quote is so, so true. Remember I mentioned to you that I shall be making a quilt for a wedding gift? I decided on pale green - bought the fabrics, etc. Then yesterday received a text from a mutual friend who said that the trend currently is grey and white ... You see, I still don't have enough supplies. :-) :-) Lol.

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    1. Hmmm - grey and white has been 'in' for awhile and now I suspect something else is on the horizon, but I haven't a clue what that might be. I've never been on trend anyway, so I work with what I have. (and not so sure it takes courage to do what I do....more like sheer stubbornness!!).

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  3. My timing is impeccable even if I say so myself arriving for the grand finale - well done, awesome work.
    Wren x

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    1. Definitely good timing on your part! I'm happy it's done, but now I can't wait to start another one.

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  4. Well done! It turned out great!

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  5. WOW! Love this love all the texture! You really captured this old car.

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    1. Even tho' I was leery on tackling this one, I'm so glad I did. I had so much fun, once I decided what I wanted to do.

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  6. Oooh... I'm glad to read that you want to make more old cars, Mary Anne! This might be my favorite of all your picture quilts to date. Have I already commented on loving the texture (in this quilt in particular) that you created with all the design elements?!? And the grass (I presume it's grass) having grown through the edge of the door and finally dried out! And the other plant come up through the fender! Spectacular details that you captured perfectly.

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  7. This is amazing work. You are wonderfully talented.

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    1. Not that I...ahem....haven't had wonderful photography to be inspired by!

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  8. I'm on the hunt for cars, trucks and tractors now - because I've discovered a new offshoot to my passion. Oh dear! Which reminds me...did you see the deer? Lurking in the trees?

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  9. MA you have brought this rusty old car to life in your beautiul landscape quilt. I believe Dale Stewart will be loving this and probably will find more wonderful photos for you to “scape”. I believe each of us need a special crown in our dress-up closet. Rain rain go away...replace with Summer Sunshine Please.

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    1. Thank you Sherry. Actually Dale has shared a number of other great photos that might just be fodder for my imagination. As for rain (although I didn't think I would be saying it after our wet dismal spring), we could use some!

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  10. Congratulations on finishing another fine piece of art!

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  11. Great! I think this old car is my favourite one so far!

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    1. Mine too Karen - but I say that after every one I finish!

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  12. Helen White12:32 PM

    Wow!! Great job Mary Anne. Love to see more with old machinery and such. And the deer is delightful, standing back in the tree line.

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    1. Yes, there will be more vehicles/machinery at some point! And I couldn't resist adding the deer. Thanks Helen.

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  13. Magnificent piece! You did a wonderful job on the old vehicle.

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  14. Gosh, this old beat up truck is fabulous, Mary Anne. It looks exactly like the photo. Love the trees in the background and all the stitching detail that abounds everywhere. A most amazing finish!

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    1. Thanks Kim - I'm pretty happy with it overall. Of course I always see things that I could have done better, but that's how we learn.

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