Monday, July 15, 2013

Happily We Roll Along

chicken backgroundThe 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.







chicken headI 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. 

















chicken tail 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.














1st knit projectAnd 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.









006I 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.  Flirt male

16 comments:

Judy D in WA said...

I love, love, love the chicken quilt!!! I can't wait to see what you do next! I printed all the clues for the Jelly Roll quilt so when the mood strikes, I can start cutting for it. Thanks for sharing that one last week. :)

Bonnie said...

Your chicken is looking great. I love the look of the feathers you are doing on his neck. And, great looking feathers on his, um, er, his feathers! Which Crafty sock knitting class are you taking? I'm supposedly watching one but I don't seem to stick with it very well. I've been knitting socks for awhile but I thought I could always learn something especially since I taught myself. Good luck with the knitting. And the hour a day on each project. Maybe that's why you get so much done!

mycreativecorner3 said...

I really love the quilting on your chicken. I think its perfect!!!

Phyllis said...

The jelly roll quilt goes together so easily if you follow the instructions given in the blog. Everything nests and it looks great. I like your colors. Are you going to add a border? I can't decide on mine.

Rhonda said...

You are doing a great job on that chicken. Love the quilting designs. Planning an hour for each project is a good thing. You'll be surprised at what you can do in that hour and you won't tend to get bored when there's a different thing to do next.

Chris said...

I love your chickens. Great work on the quilting. I cannot wait to see it all done.

Quilting4U said...

Oh! I LOVE how you are quilting on your Chickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Podunkpretties said...

Pass the Super Sauce! Love those Super chickens! Reminds me of the cartoon from the 70's.

Ramona said...

I love the bright colors of your chickens and your quilting adds the finishing touches. Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt.

CharlotteT said...

Hi Geri, I noticed you were from Alabama so I signed up to follow you. I love the patterns that you are working on. I am an Alabama girl as well.
Charlotte

Sue Daurio said...

Love those chickens! The feathers in the tail are so perfect!!

Kate said...

The quilting on the chicken is looking great. That is going to be such a fun quilt!

Dar said...

Your chickens are sure strutting their stuff -- made more beautiful with your quilting. Your designs are just perfect for the places you put them.

Jennifer said...

Love your chicken and it is great that you had a day with your daughter - my mom and I have those every so often too :)

LynCC said...

Oh, I love how you've quilted him! The feathers look terrific on the tail feathers. :D

onlinephduk said...

Wow, that really sounds fun and spectacular spending the whole day with your kid. Hope I could too, but with all the research and household chores, my time isn’t enough. I barely have time to sleep too. Anyway, I really adore your works. They were such an inspiration. Thanks a lot for sharing!


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