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, January 20, 2021

The addition(s)

 The flimsy from my previous post will have these added around the outside, which will result in the overall size increasing by about 12.  That brings it to a size that's more to my liking.  AND - the biggest bonus out of all this?  My drawer that was crammed full of 'fodder' has been reduced by at least half.  Woo hoo!!!!  


Once I get these added to the original the next step will be cobbling together a backing from my stash.  I have something in mind that I want to use up but I fear it's too small.  Might have to do more than cobble!  I have talked myself out of taking it to a longarm quilter and plan to tackle it myself.  It will be pretty plain quilting but at least it's cheap!


I haven't had much time lately to work on the 'Making Space' Challenge but I did come across two bags of paper pieces that would be good for crafting (or for those who scrapbook) so they're heading down to the laundry room to bless someone else.  With the kids being off school due to the pandemic perhaps they might have fun with it.  That brings my total to 48 items.  



- I know Easter is a ways off, but THESE caught my eye and I thought they would be fun to make between now and then.

- THIS is a cute and quick project to make for Valentine's Day (what you put inside is up to you!).

- Have a look at the detail on THESE!!!  

- And the work that THIS artist does is amazing.

The quote today is from Martin Luther King..."The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people"

12 comments:

  1. No wonder you saved those embroidery treasures. They are lovely and the finished quilt will be a Winner. Great links again, I'm tempted by the beetles and trees. I like the quote too.

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    1. I couldn't bear to part with them although I have cut into them for other projects several times over the years. I'm happy to find a use for a lot more and luckily it's leaving me with a lot less to store.

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  2. What beautiful handkerchiefs! I'm so looking forward to seeing your finished top of this quilt. :)

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    1. Not all were handkerchiefs - some were table linens and embroidered doilies, plus there's some lace bits thrown in. My grandma used to knit fine lace that she used to trim pillowcases so I made sure there is some of that included and my mom was a tatter so there's bits of that too.

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    2. I know how long that kind of lace can last. I removed all the hand crocheted edging my dh's grandmother (and maybe some my grandmother) put on hand-embroidered pillow cases that had otherwise worn out. I actually cut into a piece of it recently when making a tag and it gave me a bit of a vision for ways I might be able to use this trim.

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    3. I've often wondered why my grandmother would spend so many hours knitting something so tiny and so detailed just to be added to a pillowcase that got washed constantly. I can't imagine her having pillowcases that she had 'just for pretty' so they had to have been used.

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  3. You have some beautiful treasures in that fodder!

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    1. They're too 'good' to throw out but finding a use for them was always a challenge until this project came up. It's definitely a win/win.

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  4. You have beautiful pieces to work with.
    The beading link has stunning pieces.

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    1. I agree about the beading link - certainly some amazing work there. Don't think I'd have the patience to tackle it myself though!

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  5. Good additions and adding size to your flimsy. I know you will do a fine job of quilting it. Those weavings are stunning. I don’t care much for bugs but those beaded ones are drop dead gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Sherry! I'm not a quilter so it's going to be a fun experiment I'm sure. As for the bugs - I'll take the beaded ones too.

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