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, November 18, 2019

A little update


Over the weekend I did manage to get a little bit done on the landscape and here is where it stands now...



- There are links HERE to tons of ideas for Christmas giving using up your scraps...pages of them!

- THIS is a rather cute idea - could be used in many different applications.  I'm thinking mug rugs!

- THIS is a fun fellow you might like to have in your kitchen this year.  You'll have to scroll down to get the pattern.  And THIS one would make a great gift!

- Those of you who are interested in English Paper Piecing might find THIS blog useful.  There are a number of video tutorials available as well as the blog itself having lots of great information. UPDATED TO ADD: Thanks to a comment left by Boud, HERE is another source for lots of English Paper Piecing information.

- Some of THESE would look so pretty on a Christmas tree!

- Have a look at the work done by THIS artist.  I find her use of small pieces of fabrics intriguing.

Another in the getting older quote series:  "As I get older I realize sometimes I roll my eyes out loud"


30 comments:

  1. Good Morning. Your newest project is alive with autumn hills. You are going to have to hurry with this one before the snow falls, lol.
    xx, Carol

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    1. Hah - the snow has already hit here, so I guess I'm a bit late!

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  2. About epp: I hugely recommend Flossie Teacakes, aka Florence Knapp whose book on the subject is the best. I learned a ton from her, and now I pretty much know what I'm doing with designing my own. Just a thought!

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    1. Thanks Liz - so far I'm resisting the EPP urge and will do my best to continue because I don't want to have to buy any more stash!

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  3. But your readers need to know about her!!

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  4. Looks like a great project started. Enjoyed Sewing Support. New one to me. Fascinated by the artist quilts, but more by prices SOLD!

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    1. Yes, I'm always astounded by the prices some people are able to command. Good on them for being able to do so though.

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  5. Oh, autumn is my favourite season. Your hills are alive with colour - good fabric choices too. Your quilts just keep getting better and better.

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    1. Autumn is my favourite too, even though I know it's a harbinger of things to come that I don't like!

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  6. Looks like you've got a quite a bit done on your newest quilted picture. Love the colorful hills! And thanks for the link to the snowflake patterns. I'm sort of on the lookout for pretty crocheted snowflakes. Those definitely fit the bill.

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    1. Glad the timing for the snowflake link was good. Looking forward to seeing what you end up making!

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  7. Hi Maryanne oh this is going to be a lovely landscape,well done on your beautiful work my friend xx

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    1. Thanks Sheryl. Hopefully it turns out well!

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  8. Great start to the next landscape Mary Anne, looking forward to watching it's progress. Christine xx

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    1. Me too Christine - it's at the stage right now where I always wonder if I should be even attempting to do this art.

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  9. Wow! Thank you so much for mentioning my blog, that is so so kind of you. Have a lovely day, you've certainly made mine!

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    1. You're more than welcome Emma! Thanks for coming to visit me here.

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  10. Great work on your new project, yes, the autumn colors are fun!
    Look forward to seeing more.

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    1. Maybe as I work on this one I can pretend to turn back the clock and have some more fall weather, rather than the snow and cold!

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  11. Lovely links as usual :)

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  12. Loving the background. Makes me smile as I love Autumn, but its all Spring here at the moment as the weather heats up for us.

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  13. This Fall landscape is looking beautiful. Your ability to take fabrics and make a beautiful picture with them is magic dear. Blessings...

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    1. Thanks Sherry - there's a long way to go before it looks the way I'd like it to.

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  14. Landscape is looking good! Good luck. Tyhanks for the links.

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    1. It's an evolutionary process as I work on a landscape - I never know what direction it's going to take.

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