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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Chicks and Eggs


It doesn't look like I did much but I made a couple of baby chicks and two eggs. I am not at all happy with the eggs. What I would really like is a piece of fabric with eggs on it. There is probably some Easter fabric with eggs but it would not likely be the right colour. I do want eggs of some sort because I was thinking of using "The Chicken or the Egg?" for my words. Of course, if someone comes up with a better quote that doesn't involve eggs, I am open to that. The eggs would fill the odd shaped spaces nicely though. I could also applique some eggs but I'm not sure how that would look since everything else is pieced. On re-reading this post, I have certainly used the word EGGS enough times!

22 comments:

Fiona said...

I like the pieced eggs, in fact, I would go so far as to say they were 'eggcellent'. (Sorry, your groans must be loud enough to cross the Atlantic, but I couldn't resist). I think they look better than a fabric printed with eggs would, but maybe they need to be set (or pieced in groups).

Tonya R said...

You are too harsh of a critic. I really like the eggs. They have character. Maybe try one with a piece of fabric that is less rectangular - eggs are bigger on one end than the other. The more eggs you have, the better they'll look - just like with the chickens and chicks. Quilt is great, J.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It looks really good! I always become frustrated when I'm writing and have over-used one word; but there isn't a substitute word for egg!

Meredith said...

It may be easier to applique the eggs so you can get close to the egg shape. Depending on how far into perfection you want to go.LOL.

meggie said...

I feel the pieced eggs are fine. I agree with you, that appliqued wouldnt fit so well, seeing you have pieced all the other parts.
It is great. Did you abandon a nest idea?

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Looking really good! I see spaces for a couple of nests filled with your pieced eggs. Look at the backs of some of your brownish fabrics as possibilities for eggs.

dirtylittleslurry said...

I'd call it The Brooder House Blues...hehe

dirtylittleslurry said...

or The Pecking Order...

Libby said...

How about a cracked egg - ala 'sunnyside up' or an open shell. I think it just looks great and it's so fun to watch each new piece appear.

Shelina said...

I've seen chicken fabric, and chicken wire fabric, so I am sure that there is egg fabric somewhere.
Your eggs look fine to me, but if you don't like them, you can applique them. I think applique and piecing go well with one another. Or you could piece some three dimensional ones, which I guess would also be applique.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi Joyce, Maybe you should have just emailed me!
I have egg fabric,(funnily enough) not sure if it's exaxtly what you are looking for so I'll email you a pic, Tracey
ps, I have often sewn on a range of appropriate buttons after the quilt is finished to represent the eggs, gives it a great 3D look.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

All sent...through my photo software, so yell out if they aren't in your email! tracey

Morah said...

I like the way this looks so folksy. Cute!

Cynthia said...

i have enjoyed reading the progress on another wonderful quilt you are making. I like the idea of adding eggs between the chickens. Your blocks all look great.

Elaine Adair said...

Lots of great ideas in these comments. I was going to mention brown eggs since everything else is so earthy-colors. What about nests made up partly of loose, thready strings - strings and threads of the other fabrics?

You have stuck with this project, fiddling, and getting everything just right -- you have great patience - I envy you. BTW, it's looking really eggcelent! Pretty corny, right? oops another corny joke!

Pam said...

I think it is absolutely wonderful. I just love your quilts!!!!

From a play we saw in London - "5 Guys Named Moe"

"Ain't nobody here but us chickens"

Pam said...

I think it is absolutely wonderful. I just love your quilts!!!!

From a play we saw in London - "5 Guys Named Moe"

"Ain't nobody here but us chickens"

Patti said...

Your chickens are wonderful! And I think the eggs look just fine. If you rather have them smoother and more oval then go ahead and appliqué them - I combine piecing and appliqué all the time and it looks great. It so much fun watching this evolve!

Marcie said...

Apparently everyone who looks at this quilt feels inspired by it! It is wonderful. And your eggs are great-chunky like the chickens!

Dawn said...

I am so in love with your free form chickens! They are WONDERFUL! Heck I have a problem with just a free form log cabin! They look wonderful!

Katie said...

What a pleasure to get back to reading your blog and finding these birds of a feather. What about putting the word or part of the word "eggs" between the birds?

Søren said...

I don't know about eggs, but I was thinking that my local fabric store has fabric with chicken wire on it! I think that would be a cool border! your quilt is awesome... I have to read back further and see its origin.