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.

Monday, January 18, 2021

An almost finish

 According to the directions for the online class this project is now a flimsy ready to quilt.  However I'm a bit of a rebel so I have decided to add to it.  Two reasons for that - the fact that it only measures about 54" square right now AND the fact that I still have stash to use up.  So, onward I go....and you'll have to wait to see what happens next.

It's really hard to get a decent picture, particularly on a dull day but this is the best I can come up with.  


- Have a peek through the galleries of THIS artist!

- And THIS artist too!

- I know I've sent you to see the absolutely incredible work of THIS artist but it's always an amazing look into the world of a master embroiderer.  I noticed that her blog seems to be down at the moment, but that she has a book coming out in September.  It's going on my wish list for sure!

- I kind of like THIS idea - a great use for those teeny little scraps you hate to throw away AND perhaps make some greeting cards for use now that we're locked down and can't buy commercial cards?  

Today's quote is from Helen Keller - "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"



12 comments:

  1. I think every artist is somewhat of a rebel. I am sure what happens next will be good! :~)

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    1. I agree! Altho' in this case it could be more of a case of wanting to use up stash!

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  2. Very pretty piece you have in progress...just go with what you think is right for you...hugs, Julierose

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    1. I've been working on using up some of my over-abundant stash for a couple of years and I honestly think that this particular project is going to put a really serious dent in my vintage linen drawer. Definitely happy about that!

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  3. Such interesting links MA. I like the entire collection. You may be adding to your quilt but also destashing. What a bonus. Helen's quote is perfect for the current time. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the links - they're always fun to search for. And yes, we could all do well to pay attention to Helen Keller's words.

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  4. This vintage linens flimsy to become a quilt would also make such a lovely tablecloth or picnic blankie...but not to get dirty of course. Another wonderful quote.

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    1. Hmmm - tablecloth, now that's a good idea (IF I used a tablecloth!). I guess I could be like my mother and use a tablecloth but make sure it is covered with plastic at all times. Yeeew - hated that, but I guess not as much as she hated washing the cloth!

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  5. Looking forward to seeing what you add! :)

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  6. Nice job on the hankie quilt. Links are interesting.

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    1. I'm having fun with the quilt - never thought I'd say that. I guess it's because it's close to being a crazy quilt in some ways.

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