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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Still Chickens



Here is the one I started yesterday. I don't like it as well as the other two. It is not as lively. I really like the one that is looking back. I also need to make some looking the other way.


So I started a new one this morning. Now I think I will have to make a different head and save this one for another chicken. It just doesn't seem to match the rest of it. I really like the pale batik on the body and I want to keep that. Maybe the head needs to be lighter in colour. Or maybe the head is the wrong shape. I'll try some options when I go back after lunch.

9 comments:

Finn said...

Hi Joyce, what great chickens you are working on!! I'm so impressed that you are doing them improv...wow!! I also like the one looking back. I can see why you'd like the lighter batik for the head but I think you'd have to be careful to use a darker background then...so it pops out when you look at it.
I've made a few chicken blocks, but always relied on Country Tread cutting directions to do them...you are one brave lady! And you sure DID get alot of snow! We got 10" Thursday, but missed the brunt(4-18"0 that fell on Friday. today is sunny and cold and bright. Stay safe, hugs, FInn

quiltpixie said...

I love the blocky shape of the chicken head at the bottom, and the comb going stright across the top- Makes me think of a chicken with a mohawk haircut!

Simonetta said...

Hi Joyce,don't be badly your chicken, I likes it!!!! Also I have in mind of the chickens for a table top of Easter!!!

Elaine Adair said...

I admire how you stick to one idea and keep working at it until it's just right! Can't wait to see all the finished chickens.

You have reminded me I have my own chickens that I may show one of these days -- but different kinds.

Keep up the great work and photos.

Lily said...

Oooh I love the first one! You're right, the second one looks a little like he's lost his head and we all know that's not a good look for a chook!

Faith said...

Oh I love the way how you've sketched out the designs on paper and thought about how the chickens going to look and the wonderful fabric you have used. Yes I love batiq as well and I do think one day you should invest in a microstitch gun as they do help when you just fine it impossible to baste a quilt.
I just do not have the room with living in a tiny poky flat I dont even have a large table, only a desk so most of the large work gets placed out on the kingsized bed. Are you doing different styles of chickens in different angles ect I just love the way how you do it. Don't forget a handsome cockeral.

anne bebbington said...

There's something very frankenstein like about swapping all these chicken's heads :o) Next thing they'll have bolts through their necks (TIC)

Marcie said...

Great job on the chickens! They are adorable!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I can't wait to see the finished product. Love chickens