Saturday, October 27, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival- Fall 2012




I didn't have a moment's hesitation in selecting this quilt for my entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. It incorporates everything I love about quilting- bright colors, polka dots, whimsy and chickens!


This are Carol's Crazy Chickens - my way of having chickens in a suburban neighborhood whose homeowner association prohibits poultry. Every chicken is dotty and has personality. The design of this quilt evolved from a Country Threads pattern titled "Chickens in the Cornfield". The border of "fried eggs" is my creation. They are little snowball blocks with yolks - simple and fun.

Each chicken has a name and a personality -- this is Agnes - she's very mellow and laid back.


And this is Bertha - she's a bit skittish but I'm sure she'll be settle in.



And here is Cher - pronounced "chair" - it is short for Chernobyl. I think she may have some issues as I'm not sure how she got that third eye.


No matter I still love her and perhaps she can use that third eye to keep track of this little chick.


Now all the phenomenal quilting on this piece is the work of my local long-arm quilter Cass Plott of Pink Flamingo Quilting. She is incredibly talented and her input really takes this quilt to another level. When I gave her this quilt she asked what ideas I had for the quilting and all I could come up with is "bacon" -- I love bacon with my eggs. She laughed and said no one had ever asked her for bacon quilting.

I like the addition of cutlery with this serving.


And we have toast and jam...


and a cup of coffee to round out this complete breakfast.


This quilt hangs in the hallway of my breakfast nook (which explains the awkward angle of the first picture). It measures 54" X 68" and is easy to see from anywhere in my kitchen. I hope you enjoyed looking at my entry. My philosophy of quilting is that it should be fun and this quilt was fun at every stage.

Now go enjoy more great quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I'm going to plop myself in my happy chair, fortify myself with a large diet soda and read, read, read.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

36 comments:

  1. That is the cutest, most original quilt I've ever seen!!

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  2. so cute, it definately makes you smile.

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  3. Thank you so much for your quilt. It is wonderful to see a quilt and quilt maker have such an awesome sense of humour. Even three-eyed Cher is adorable... Amazing quilt!

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  4. This made me laugh out loud! So Cute!! I love it. Great work.

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  5. Your quilt just makes me smile love the bacon in the border and the coffee
    Ann

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  6. This is such a unique quilt! I love the colors and the quilting is wonderful!

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  7. Oh I just love this quilt Carol. It is so nice to see it again. I think it is just so special because it makes you smile and feel happy inside.

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  8. I love that quilt! It is so colorful and cheerful!

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  9. The bacon and eggs border just kills me it's so funny. Fabulous work. The chick is adorable. The fact that you named the chickens is awesome. I truly love everything about this quilt!

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  10. Carol, That is the cutest Quilt I have ever seen! Love the third eye on Cher... lol Cute Cute Cute!

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  11. It makes me smile every time I see it! :0)

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  12. I love it! It is beautiful, and I all of the sweet chickens are great. I love that you named them all. :)

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  13. Carol
    I adore your little stitched chicken and the quilt of course! Our chicken quilts can roost together in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

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  14. As with all of your quilts, Carol Fun, I love the absolutely positively gorgeous blast of color and the wit that goes into this wonderful quilt. Carol

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  15. That is the cutest, most clever quilt. I never get tired of seeing it. You would have no trouble selling lots of patterns if you decided to publish them. What a delightful quilt.

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  16. What a fun interpretation of this pattern. I didn't even recognize it from the linky, I just saw that it was something bright and gorgeous, and NEW !

    I made this quilt in traditional greens and golds with white chickens, back when the pattern first came out. I just can't get over how modern you've made it.........and FUN, FUN, FUN ! That egg border is simply outrageously clever !

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  17. this is my favorite quilt too!
    just love those eggs!

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  18. I love this quilt! I think this is my favorite of all the quilts!

    Hugs to you and Big Dude, too.

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  19. Oh, I'm so glad that this is the quilt you chose to enter! It's on my 'favorite quilts ever' list! I love everything about it. Every one of those girls have such personality and Cass' quilting is the perfect compliment to your dotty girls. you must just grin every time you walk in that room!

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  20. Very cute! Love everything about this quilt!

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  21. As a new visitor to your blog, you could have no more interesting greeting than a chicken quilt with eggs and bacon. What a hoot!! Just love your interpretation of the Country Threads pattern (their shop is about a 40-minute drive from my home).
    No meal would ever be boring in a home with this fun quilt to look at.

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  22. This is so adorable! I just love the quilted little chick too! Great entry!

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  23. I love it! So bright and cheerful. I was wondering if you could tell me about the chicken quilt in your header, the chickens look like a block I designed and did a tutorial for a while back and I'm curious. :)

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  24. So cute! I love the little chick, love the quilting, love the googly eyes!

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  25. I loved this quilt the first time I saw it and I still love it! The quilted puff ball chicks with googly eyes are my absolute favorite!

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  26. This quilt cracks me up! It's so full of personality! I love everything about it!

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  27. This quilt is so much fun. I love the quilting your quilter did. I have done a few cat themed quilts that I got to put in some funny stuff. Mice, fish bones.

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  28. Love this ~ so packed full of fun!!

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  29. This quilt is darling and very original. I always loved that pattern by Country Threads. Very cute quilt!

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  30. OMG, this quilt is hysterically cute! I adore your chickens! Love the polka dots, and the fried eggs are too funny. What a super, original take on a chicken quilt. Love it!

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  31. This is so hilarious! And so cute, too. I love the chickens with their various personalities :)

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  32. Such a fun quilt! It makes me laugh. Great work.

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