Monday, May 7, 2012

My chickens have come home to roost on Design Wall Monday

I got all 12 chickens pieced last week and oh are they looking fine! LOL! I've just pinned the googly eyes and the beaks on so I could get a sense of their personalities and yes, that does mean that I am more than slightly cracked. Whatever -



Some look slightly addled....


Some look surprised....


And some look mutant....


I may need to change the orientation of this chicken's body since it looks like she has a 3rd eye there!

I'm really loving these gals. Now I have to figure out what I'm going to in the blank spaces between them. I'm thinking of a Hens and Chickens block pieced in random dotty fabrics. My son suggested that they have a roost underneath them made from a wood grain fabric and I think that's a good idea. He is quite the creative chap. It was his idea for bigger googly eyes and he was so right! He also suggested that I name them - I LOVE that idea! He thought that each one should wear one of those sticky back name tags they give you at meetings - kinda funny. I'm still mulling over how I'd accomplish this. I'm thinking little signs over each one with their name. I could add it after it is quilted. I think I may have something there.

Please stop by tomorrow and I'll show some pics of the workshop with Ami Simms. It was a fun day but boy was I beat when I got home. Being out of the house Friday night, Saturday night and all day Sunday is more social time than I usually do in a month! I'm getting too old for all this running around and today still has plenty of running to do. I'm looking forward to staying home on Tues - and maybe Wed, Thurs and Friday too!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

26 comments:

  1. Those chicks are just too funny! I love all their different personalities. You made me smile!

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  2. How big are they? I love your son's ideas.

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  3. Love the googly eyes! You made me laugh on Monday morning! So cute.

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  4. I would leave it in there, the third eye is very special in psychic ability! It is a good thing.

    glen: love the chickens, they are the bomb!

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  5. Love the chickens. The third eye makes you wonder about that chicken - leave it. LOL

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  6. HaHa! They are darling! And they do have personalities! I like your son's idea about adding a roost or laying box - smart boy. Maybe add their names to that? I think I've seen some eyes with lashes printed on them. Want me to look for some?

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  7. Your chickens are so funny! I love the googly eyes and naming them. Your son has great vison for chicken enhancement :)

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  8. Wah, I love these, the eyes are great! They have some personality! I have a quilt done in more sedate Thimbleberry fabrics that has chickens very similar to this without the eyes and they are set with Corn and Beans blocks. The name is Chickens in the Corn Field. Good luck finding the perfect names for them. Ever seen the movie Chicken Run?

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  9. OMG...I LOVE your chickens! They're so cool! :0)

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  10. How fun! I never would have thought of adding goggly eyes to a quilt.

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  11. Your chickens rock!!! I love the way they look

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  12. I love these-they are soooo cute! The googly eyes really make them, what a great idea. And who would have ever thought that you, of all people, would do a chicken quilt ;).

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  13. Oh my gosh...I love love love, triple love your chickens!!!

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  14. You could always scan one of those name badge thingies and photo transfer it onto muslin. Then you could write in their names! Can't wait to see how this one shakes out. It was good seeing you Friday night.

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  15. Love it! Can't wait to see what name should come up with!

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  16. OMGosh I LOVE those chickens!!! I was actually laughing out loud :0) You sons ideas were wonderful and I hope you follow through with them!!

    Crispy

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  17. Your chicks are mighty flashy!!!
    I just love love them--someday????
    I like all your son's ideas too!!!
    and like you--I had a real busy day today out and about and am so happy that I too can stay home the rest of the week and play and sew---and maybe if the 'home' is good to me--I might do alittle--just a little housework in between stitches!!!!!
    Have a great fun stitchy week--
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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  18. I really love the mutant chickens! Name tags is a cute idea. I kinda like the idea of a white block between the chickens and quilt circles in them to look like they laid tons of eggs!

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  19. Carol, What can I say that would add to all the remarks already. They are "priceless".!!! Such a fun quilt and the chickens certainly do have personalities. Just ask Judy Laquidara about that!! Can't wait for their names too.

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  20. Oh my I LOVE the chickens!! Where did you get the pattern?? The google eyes are perfect. I think the surprised chicken needs an egg underneath her!

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  21. What fun blocks, the quilt will be wonderful!

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  22. very fun - chickens are hot this week
    cluck cluck

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