The quilting has begun I spent quite awhile just looking at these blocks but finally Saturday morning I worked on this one block. I decided that the background of the chicken blocks will be a medium meander so it doesn’t draw attention away from the chickens.
I want the chickens to have a feathered look so I am doing these kind of scallops on the neck and body. Also I am doing squiggly lines on the comb to simulate wrinkles.
And here I am doing feathers. I have never done such little feathers but I think they are going pretty well. I still have this body to finish and then only 11 more chickens to go. This may take the rest of the month.
And especially since I spent almost all day knitting. I continued to practice for most of the day but then I pulled it all out. I read this little pattern and began knitting these slippers. I have half of one done and am not unhappy with what I have so far. While I was knitting I was watching the Craftsy classes on knitting socks. I have a long way to go before the socks will be on my needles but I am on my way.
I did play with my design wall and I think I have these blocks in place. I actually have to add two more rows and then I will begin sewing the blocks together. I think I will sew them in blocks of 4 before sewing them all together.
Besides all this creativity I also took Saturday off and spent the day with my favorite, and only, daughter. We did a little antique shopping, good eating, and shoe shopping. All of that during a pretty severe thunderstorm. We had a great time.
And now it is time to get those pesky housework chores out of the way so I can get back to quilting, knitting, and sewing. I am planning at least 1 hour every day for each of the above: wonder if I can do it.