Monday, February 1, 2010

Sparkly Chickens and Pieceful Tigers

This week, my design wall sports the Sparkly Chicken blocks. I made a dozen blocks and swapped them with my friends from the Sparkly Chicken yahoo group. It took a while, but they're all here. Well, eleven chickens and a nest.

Now I have to connect them all together. I am thinking of using some wood grain fabric to look like a chicken coop and maybe a fox peeking out from the border on the side.

And for those of you who stopped by a couple of weeks ago and saw this on my design wall:
Here it is -- all sewn together -- with the #@!!$%@! borders and everything. The pattern (which I nominally followed) was "Pieceful Nights" by Lori Smith and it was a challenge to sew together -- all set-in seams and bias edges. But I did it. And I really like it. Now I just have to quilt it.

If you would like to see what other people have on their design walls today, click here.

8 comments:

Diane said...

Pieceful Nights quilt is stunning and the chicken quilt as so cute.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on finishing the star quilt top! It's a beauty!
Love the sparkly chickens...great ideas you have for sewing them together.

Beth said...

All of our 'chickens' look so well together!!! I think I may have to work on mine too.

Beth-Near Chicago

KatieQ said...

Your "Pieceful Night" quilt is breath taking. I love to look at quilts with lots of tiny pieces, but I don't have the nerve to try one.
The sparkly chickens are really cute.

Cathy Shepherd said...

Your star quilt is stunning. It was worth all the #@!!$%@! That is one to be proud of

Karen said...

Your Feathered Star quilt is just wonderful! Worth all the fussing to get it together. The colors and fabrics bring it all together.

And the chickens are very cute. I am a chicken lover and have made many chicken quilt blocks over the years.

Createology said...

How clever your sparkle chicks are and they look so happy together surrounding the nest. Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment of encouragement. Keep creating...

Jan said...

Your chicken quilt will be great! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting today, I appreciate it.
Your bead work is fabulous too.