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.
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.
Selina Quilts (you are here)