Monday, May 14, 2012

Fluffing my chickens on Design Wall Monday

I didn't get as much time to sew last week as I had hoped but I did get a little done and added the blocks between the hens.


Now I started with a Hens and Chickens block but it didn't have that square in the middle and the block really needed that in my opinion. There were only 6 of these blocks but they took a lot of time, not because they are hard to piece but because I had to cut each block twice.


The first time I cut all the pieces too big and I cut some background pieces I didn't even need. Sheesh! I have no idea what chart I was looking at. So then I worked on salvaging them by shaving off a little on each piece which probably took longer than re-cutting them.


I'm real happy with how they look. They are smaller than the chicken blocks. I'm either going to float them in the space or add nesting boxes under the hens and spacers underneath. I need to cut some fabrics and try out different settings. And then there is the question of what to use in the border. I want to have fried eggs framing the girls but I haven't decided if I want to do snowball block type fried eggs like the quilt in my header. Or do I want to do free-form appliqued fried eggs. And then there is the decision of what fabric to use as the background for the fried eggs. All questions that I will ponder this week.

Hope your week has lots of quality sewing time!
Happy stitching-
carol fun


23 comments:

  1. I love the pieced block too... but sorry you had to cut twice.

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  2. I just love this happy quilt! Makes me giggle!

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  3. Very fun quilt! Looking forward to seeing it's progress!

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  4. It's getting more and more adorable as it progresses. The chickens are super cute and love the blocks!

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  5. This is just fantastic! So cute. I love your precise piecing and the colors you used for the extra blocks. I agree with my friend, Rabid Quilter, it makes me giggle and I need that Monday Morning!!

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  6. This is turning out so darn cute. The happiest hens on the block!

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  7. Your blocks are so colorful and fun! Makes you want to smile looking at it.

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  8. The pieced blocks look like they were meant to be. Good choice. Sorry for the miscutting, but it happens even to the best of us!

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  9. Oh my this is really turning out so pretty and so adorable! I've enjoyed watching it come along. Those are the kinds of things that happen to me when I'm making my own quilt (as oppose to following a pattern) I cut too big, recut the pieces down instead of cutting new ones and then end up with blocks smaller than the other blocks - thanks for sharing the process. It's nice to see how you are working it out.

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  10. I am crazy in love with your dotty chickens! What a great project!

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  11. Love the alternate blocks you made and i agree they needed a center. I love the eggs in your blog header. This really a great quilt. Nice!

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  12. I just love your setting blocks! What a fun quilt! :0)

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  13. What a bummer that you had to cut the pieces twice, but it was definitely worth it in the end. Such a cute quilt! Love your fabrics. They couldn't help but make a great quilt.

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  14. love the dots. Good work on your quilt.

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  15. Total fun!! I love it - will be watching for how you do the border. The fried eggs would be so appropos - but I know that whatever you decide will be perfect.

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  16. Bluck, bluck, cluck... love to see the progress on the chickens...

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  17. I think I am in love!

    Hmmmm did I get "bird flu" from reading your blog and now I love with chickens, too?

    Ok, just kidding, I'll confess I've had a "chichen/rooster" thing going on for a while (but it's just our little secret, right?).

    I keep saying this, but if you keep doing this to me (having all these super cool projects on your blog) I am going to be forced to actually get off my butt and make something!

    I think I'll head over to the sofa and have a little rest, cold wash cloth on the forehead, some chocolate to take the edge off...oh...and don't forget the diet pepsi to wash it down with. :)

    I can't wait to see what you do next with the chickens....

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  18. The hens and chicks are both great looking blocks.

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  19. This project just makes me smile!

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  20. The chickens have the cutest expressions. I say scrambled eggs! Just kidding. Your project sure looks happy. Sandi

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  21. Perfect setting blocks for this!

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