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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Chicken Update


Today I went from this,



To this.




What a difference! I don't need to put on a lot of pressure and then cut missed threads with the scissors. I need a new ruler too but they didn't have the one I want. There was a 40% off sale at Fabricland so I got a good deal.



Here is the latest chicken with a different head. I think it looks much better. I am going to put it on at an angle to give it some movement. This time, for the comb, I made a lined piece and sewed it to the top of the head. It is not sewn down to the background. I like the look of it that way. The head looks a tiny bit big for the body but I am hoping when it's sewn in and at an angle it will look a bit smaller. Or maybe it's just a very intelligent chicken. An egghead, if you will.

And finally, all the chickens so far up on the design wall. They haven't laid any eggs yet. Maybe they are waiting for the rooster.

16 comments:

Fiona said...

Those chickens are just fab! Any ideas yet for how you will use them / put them together in a design?

quiltpixie said...

Hope you have many hours of safe and enjoyable cutting! The chickens are working out well. I like the long tail you're planning with this one.

meggie said...

Lucky you, with nice new mat & sharp blade. I am starting to have to cut threads too! Badly need a new blade, & the mat is a bit worn.

Those chickens continue to fascinate.

Darcie said...

...or maybe Easter? They look great...what a nice collection.

Good for you for treating yourself to some nice new things, Joyce! I'm in need of a new mat myself.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

It is so good to have new tools to work with.

Love the chickens. Hope they don't fly the coop.

May Britt said...

What a great collection of chickens. Of course you have to have a rooster in it. Looking forward to see the whole quilt put together. A new cuttingmat and rotarycutter is heaven for us quilters.

Lily said...

Excellent work Joyce! Or is that eggsellent? Think of all the 'egg jokes' you could make in words around the edge a la Tonya!

I love the fussy cutting you did on the feathers piece for your blue chook. Gorgeous effect. Nice work.

Clare said...

I replace my cutting blade about every 3 months or so, keeping the old one for cutting denim. I need a new cutting mat too, but that will have to wait.

I do so love your chickens. Have you found your grey material yet?

Libby said...

That's quite a group - I think a rooster my just be what the doctor ordered.

Pam said...

Ohh - you really did need a new cutting mat there!

The chickens looks wonderful. Such fun.

Tonya R said...

LOVE egghead chicken - don't you dare try to change that head. This chicken is bursting with character. I knew you'd get better and better as you went along!

Sooziii said...

Love all your chooks! The 3d comb looks great.

Suzanne Earley said...

I don't know why I get so stingy about replacing my blade. They are expensive, but boy howdy, cutting with a fresh blade is so much nicer. I seem to forget that as time goes on....I also seem to forget that my pieces would end up so raggy-edged if I used a sharp blade. Why do I keep having to relearn the same old lessons?

Your chickens look like fun!

Faith said...

oooh I love your chickens they really make me smile I love Egghead and now you need one called Eggbert lol. Well done for getting a new cutting mat and rotary blade it will make life so much easier for you now. Cut safely won't you those chickens need their quilt mamma to keep creating them and mister rooster!!
cluck cluck...

nutbudx

Shelina said...

It's always nice to treat yourself to new supplies when your old ones wear out. I too wait until there is absolutely no chance of instaneous recovery before replacing things. Egghead is cute. I like the long tail too, and the three dimensional crown.

ForestJane said...

Are you going to d a row of little pale yellow chicks running along the bottom too? I think this one is turning out great. :)