Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Black Tie Boogie

Welcome to the Black Tie Boogie Hop.  I have the awesome responsibility of being the first up. I hope to do Mdm Samm and Vickie proud. Thanks to you both for yet another challenge to our creative abilities.
Several years ago I made this Chicken quilt for my niece for Easter.  Such a good kid, she knew exactly where it was when I needed it for these pictures.


Her mom, my sister, asked if, when I had some free time could I make her one too. Not exactly the same, well the same but smaller..  I tried out using less blocks but it didn’t work so instead I reduced the size of the chicks  and by then I was tired of chicks so up on the shelf they all went.  Jump a couple of years ahead and we have a hop for Chicks, who ever would have thought.  Ok so down from the shelf they came.  All of them together, none had wondered off which was a bit surprising since about every 5 or 6 months I keep tripping over 1 stray chicken  block in my sewing room and I keep putting it in a safe place and we all know what that means. 


So here they both are so you can see the size difference.   I actually like the smaller one.  I think Sissie plans on hanging it in her powder room for Spring.   I only think that because she already has a Halloween quilt and a Christmas quilt and an Any Time quilt for that spot already. So it’s a good bet that this one will end up there too.


Here's an up close picture of the chickens. The large chickens were hand appliqued and the small chickens were machine blanket stitched.  Those cute little legs  and feet were done with  black pigma pens on both.



So now we are up to THE FOWL I wanted to make the most.  I fell in love with the Chicken Pin Cushions during the Pin It Hop. The Pinterest listings for each blog hop is a wonderful place to use as a reference tool.    I found and used the tutorial created by Deonn over at Quiltscapes that can be found here. http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cutting-corners/2012/03/02/spring-chickens/

I started with this trio.  I didn't have a plan for size or color so I spent a couple of hours just playing in the scrap drawer.


I found this neat plaid and thought I'd give it a try but I couldn't settle on a size I really favored.



Then I saw my Christmas Stash/Scraps.

So these guys are winter themed.



Then some Hanucah Chickens,


Then some Merry Christmas fowls



This was a really easy pin cushion to do. I made all of the seasonal birds in an afternoon. I also discovered that I like them in groups of 3, could you quess.
  
This group has decided to turn their backs on me. They have declared that they want a new home. They weren't up for the competition as to who was the cutest.


So if you leave a comment I will pick a couple of names to send these deserters to.


I hope you will take the time to visit each and every participant in this hop.  I am so sure that there will be loads of inspirational ideas.  And what we all need in mid November is more inspiration as we head into the holidays. Tee hee hee

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Here is a list of the rest of today’s players.
http://marlarockscrafts.blogspot.com/

122 comments:

  1. Your fowl flock is just delightful - and there are all different size and color chicks so your brood makes a nice clutch. See - I know chickens.

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  2. Woo, you have quite the herd of chickens now! How fun, and I really enjoy the chick quilts, they are very cute.
    ~Brandy

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  3. What a lovely quilt. I love all those chickens. They are very cute.

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  4. Beautiful quilts and adorable pincushions! Love this fowl theme!

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  5. I think the coop is full! What a lovely range of chicks you have, quilts and cushions! Great work.

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  6. Wow! You have lots of cute chicks in your hen house ! Chickens always turn their backs when you're trying to get a picture just like your deserters! Your niece and Sissie's quilts are so bright and happy !

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  7. Love your Easter Chicken Quilt. The pin cushions are adorable. I'm certainly going to need to make some for my quilting buddies! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  8. Love your Easter Chicken Quilt. The pin cushions are adorable. I'm certainly going to need to make some for my quilting buddies! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  9. Your Easter quilt is so lovely and your flocks of chickens are awesome. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  10. Lve all the pincushions and of course the clucky quilts!Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects.

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  11. I love chickens so I think those pincushions are adorable! You know, if you filled them with crushed walnut shells they'd make great pattern weights too. :)

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  12. Cute chick quilts! Says spring and is darling! Love your pincushions! I've been wanting to make these chicks and they are on my to-do list! You did an awesome job and love seeing all the different flocks, hehe. Would love to give one a new hone!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love your 2 quilts, so nice presents! And you were very productive with all your pin cushions, amazing!

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  14. Love the chicken pin cushions - so clever. Do you happen to have a template of the little chicken you appliqued to your quilt? I would like to make my own little chicken quilt.

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  15. The pin cushions are so cute, and I agree I love them in sets of three - they will not get lonely. The spring colours in the chicken quilts look very fresh and bright, your sister is very lucky
    Judy

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  16. Love your quilts...and your pin cushions are just adorable!

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  17. Your chick quilts are adorable. Love both sizes together. Those pin cushions are too cute. I have been wanting to make some of those.

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  18. Your chick quilts are so cute!

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  19. Your chick quilts are so cute!

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  20. Darling chick quilts. So glad this hop prompted you to get the second one all finished! And I'd love to give one of the deserting fouls a new home. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Your quilt is adorable as well as the deserters. Thanks for the chance and for hoping

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  22. What cute chick quilts! Chick quilts for chicks - of course! And those chicken pin cushions - I have one in my sewing room and love him to death (yes, he's a boy) Thanks for sharing your lovely work today!

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  23. the quilts are adorable!! Love the pincushions too! I would love to give one a home!

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  24. Your chickens and your post made me chuckle. Thanks for the chance to adopt a chick.

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  25. What an adorable quilt Selina!! The chicks are so very cute

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  26. you brought so many chicks to this hop, you could open up a small hobby farm…totally smitten by your chicks...

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  27. Vickie, what adorable projects. I have two kits for the chick quilt. One is a UFO and the other is, well, just a kit. I zigzagged the legs and feet on mine. I got sick of making pinwheels. It's in a box in my dining room, yes, my dining room. A couple of years ago, I thought maybe I'd get motivated to work on it if I put it somewhere that I had to walk around it and see it daily. Well, that didn't work well, did it? I love the chick pin cushions. I'm in love with pin cushions and have been wanting to make some for the boutique for our quilt show in June 2014. I need to get busy. I think there just might be some chicks there. I kept thinking - Father, Mother, and Holy Chicken. I'm so bad! Thanks for being the head cheerleader and getting this hop off to a wonderful start. Oh, yeah, I really like the yellow border on the quilt. I think it makes it more inviting. Of course, I like yellows much, much better than most greens.

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  28. Wow! You need a chicken coop forall those chicks! Great showing on the first day!

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  29. The merry christmas chickens are seriously cute, thanks for a fun giveaway. I really like the chicken quilts, so pretty and fun. Thanks for sharing.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  30. Cute projects -- I love your chicken quilts!

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  31. Cute chick quilt and laughed when you said you would find a chicken on the floor every now and then. It was reminding you where it was. Seeing your sets of 3 chicken pincushions all I could think of was the line "Three French Hens" from the 12 days of Christmas. Very cute.

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  32. I love the quilts! The pinwheels and chicks are so much fun. And the pincushions are wonderful too.

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  33. What a great quilt - I can see why your sister wanted her own! Of course, I love the pincushions. Years ago a friend made me one like that and it's one of my favorites. blessings, marlene

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  34. Love love your quilts. Your neice and sister are so lucky!! Your flocks is adorable. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  35. Very nice give away. The little chickens are adorable. Your quilts are beautiful also. Love the soft colors.

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  36. Those quilts are beautiful. I can see why your sister wanted one too. I like your little creations... they are adorable.

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  37. Gorgeous quilts. Those pin cushions are darling.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  38. Love the quilts. I so know what you mean. You put something in a safe place and you can never find it again.

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  39. Love the little chicks quilts. They are so adorable. The pincushions are cute, too. Thank you for the chance to win one.

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  40. looks like you have had a lot of fun with this hop...... your chicks are all adorable from the quilts to the pincushions.
    I think I like the smaller quilt too those lucky ladies
    in stitches

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  41. I found your blog through the black tie boogie and just wanted to tell you how beautiful all of your creations are! The chick quilts are gorgeous and the little pin cushions are the cutest things ever. Since we (finally) got chickens this year, I've gone a little chicken crazy. ;-)

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  42. What fun - I love all your little chickens! and your quilts are fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  43. Nice chick quilt. I love the colors. I know your sister will be glad you finished it. Great pincushions...you were really on a roll. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Oh, how I love those bright and cheery chicks! What a fun quilt!

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  45. I love those little chicks on the quilts...too cute! Lots of cute pincushions, too!

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  46. Love those colorful chickens and chicks!

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  47. Selina, your chicks quilts are SO delightful! I love both sizes and colors! Don't add me to your drawing, but those chicken pinnies are always adorable every time I see them. You really were having a great time with them to make so many cuties.

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  48. They are all just so Darling! Looks like you house is getting over run by chickens. If \i don't win, I am going to have to get the pattern because the more I see them, the more I want one or three or five.......
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  49. Love your chicks. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  50. Selina your quilts are so cute! I have made several of those cute chicken pincushions over 10 years ago and I still have a couple of them. So if you pick me as a winner you can go ahead and chose another name since I have the pattern and some chicken pincushions already.

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  51. Every one of your chickens is sew cute. The quilts are adorable. Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  52. Wow, Selena! Love the quilt, but I have to admit, all your chicks just make me giggle! Doesn't everyone need a basketful of the darlings around the sewing room? Thanks for referencing the pattern!

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  53. Your chick quilts are both very cute and I love pinwheels too. Love the prints you used. I have always loved those chicken pin cushions and have never made any but I have 2 that I bought. Your chickens would love to come and keep mine company. Thanks for the chance.

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  54. Love your quilts and your chicks are sew cute!

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  55. Wow! Love the quilts, especially the yellow one. The chick pin cushions are terrific. Thanks for sharing and the link. Id love to win a chick.

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  56. Love the little chickens and the quilt is just awesome. Can you tell what pattern you used? My daughter loves chickens and I would like to make her one. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. Those are so cute. You really need a coop for your bunch of chics.

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  58. your quilt is wonderful. these little chick pincushions are so adorable. Would you believe I don't have one homemade pincushion? Wow I need to fix this. Did you use a pattern for these little chicks? Thanks for the give a way. You are very generous.

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  59. I have one little chick in my studio but I could add another! Lovely quilt

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  60. Sou Brasileira, e amo costurar. Já fiz uma galinha desta com a técnica LOG CABIN.

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  61. You did get carried away with those chickens, they are great!

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  62. Love them all! The quilts and pincushions.

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  63. Love the quilts. The pincushions are really cute. I would love to have them come live at my house.

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  64. Everything looks great. Thanks for sharing. Boogie On. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  65. Love the quilt with the chicks! Too cute! Your pincushions are lovely, how great to have a pincushion for every holiday! Nice job! Thanks for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Those cute chicks can hop on over to my house. Thanks for the chance.

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  67. Love the chicks. I'd be honoured to give them a new home,. thanks so much for sharing. Great quilt.

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  68. They are so cute . If one was to fly the coop and land in my home that would be great.

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  69. Your chicken pincushions are so cute...so funny them turning their back on you! As for your chick quilt it is very pretty - I am very surprised all the chicks were still there as I know all about putting things in a safe place and never finding them again!!

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  70. Those quilts are precious and thanks for showing the details. I can tell you love those pin cushions and shame on those ones for turning their backs to you. Send them here and I will punish them.... ;)

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  71. Those are darling chickies on the quilts... very bright and cheerful! I've made some of those chicken pincushions and ended up giving most away b/c folks thought they were so cute they wanted them... NONE of them sew!

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  72. I love your two quilts with the cute chicks! The chicken pincushions are great too. I also saved that tutorial but I haven't made any yet.

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  73. Love your quilts and pin cushions. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Adorable quilts - love your chicks. The pincushions are so cute; that Deonn has the cutest ideas.

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  75. Adorable chicks Selina...I think I have that quilt pattern...it is super cute. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your evening!

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  76. The pincushions are adorable! And they are one thing I am short of, I only have two!

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  77. The pincushions are adorable! And they are one thing I am short of, I only have two!

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  78. Those pinwheel chick quilts are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. The pinwheel chicks are adorable! I love that chicken pincushion. I have made a couple in the past and think I will be helping a friend to make some this weekend.

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  80. Love your chicken quilts. The little chick pincushions are awesome. What a parade! I think they want to run away to Canada to escape the American Thanksgiving-Chicken Littles!

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  81. Love those quilts! I made a baby quilt with that pattern. Your pinnies are just adorable!

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  82. Your chick quilts are absolutely adorable. Love the bright colors. Wow, look at all the pincushions you made!

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  83. Selina your chicks are adorable! Glad to know I wasn't the only one to choose a UFO for this project! '-)
    ~Lynda

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  84. Very cute! Love the bright colors you choose.

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  85. The quilts are darling! The pincushions are even cuter! Very clever use of fabric and the 3 sizes are just right. Thanks for sharing these. K-

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  86. Love the quilt you made for your niece. Those pincushions are really cute!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. Those sweet quilts at the top of the post are a WONDERFUL idea for scrap stash busting. I love that easy little block. Your pin cushions are charming, too!

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  88. What a great chick wall hanging. That pattern would make such a cute baby quilt. I love the chicken pin cushions--so much fun.

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  89. What a great post! I love all your birds! :)

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  90. Love your chicks, in all their forms. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. Very cute. I love those wonderful quilts.

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  92. Your chick pincushions are delightful! Love your quilts,too!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  93. These chickens are too cute for words! I especially love the plaid and holiday themed ones! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
    Happy sewing!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  94. I absolutely love the chick quilts they are just so adorable and the stuffed chickens are cute too. You did good Selina as first one up. Thanks Sandra

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  95. I love all your chicks! Very entertaining! Great first up!

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  96. Your chicks remind me of a quilting friend who passed away very suddenly just after Christmas last year. For many, many years she would make two chick pin cushions for the silent auction at our guild Christmas party. Bidding was always hot and heavy as everyone wanted one. We miss our friend a great deal and we will definitely miss her contribution to our Christmas parties.

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  97. Your chick quilts are very cute! I love them!

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  98. Holy Moley You did it AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know I Love the chick quilts! Might even have to find where I put my chick blocks! Love the pincushions....especially the Holiday chicks!
    You ROCK Girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!!
    June-NJ

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  99. I adore your Christmas chicken pincushions. They look amazing in groups of three. I would be thrilled to win some of your flock.

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  100. I adore your Christmas chicken pincushions. They look amazing in groups of three. I would be thrilled to win some of your flock.

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  101. I adore your Christmas chicken pincushions. They look amazing in groups of three. I would be thrilled to win some of your flock.

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  102. I love these chicken pin cushions, my sister picked one up at th last quilt show and no matter how much I begged she wouldn't give it to NE. This we show her.

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  103. They're so cute! Love to have one to "roost" next to my sewing machine. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  104. Your chickies are soooo cote, love the plaid ones. Thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  105. I love the quilts - but the little chicken pin cushions were what really caught my eye! So cute!! Whoop whoop!!

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  106. Cool chick families! And I love the colorful quilts too!

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  107. Your quilts are so sweet, i love 'em! Chick cushions are very cute, my fingers are crossed :)

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  108. love your chick quilts! They are super cute and fun. I love all your pincushions too! You have some for every season!

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  109. Wow you have been busy! I love the quilt it is gorgeous!

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  110. Oh the chicks are so cute. The quilts came out so nice. And ALL the little chick pin cushions - adorable! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

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  111. HI!!! Beautiful quilt!!!! I love the little chicks!!!!! Too cute!!!

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  112. I am so incredibly late getting around for this hop---on deadline, 3 must get done soon items---but now that I am on the binding I hope to check in on all of you! Cracking up about the pin cushions. I love those things and own about 4 chickens in various sizes though I did not make any of them. Love your chick quilts in both sizes. The smaller one is probably the cutest somehow!

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