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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Almost There



Today I put facing on the chicken house and all that remains is to topstitch it and hand sew the facing and hanging sleeve down. I put it up on the design wall to see if I should topstitch it or not. I think it will be more crisp if I do. The borders are a bit wavy but I hope it will straighten out with hanging. If not, well, "That's my style!". The quilting leaves somewhat to be desired in spots but I guess it's one more practice piece.




This morning in the mail I had a wonderful package from Sew Mama Sew Sewing Blog .I entered a contest they had and I won. The timing couldn't be better because I am now ready for a new project. I have no idea what it will be yet but I think some of these wonderful fabrics may make their way into it. Thank you so much, ladies.

16 comments:

Carol said...

This looks absolutely superb, you must be so proud of it!!!!

paula, the quilter said...

You could also make a smaller (hanging) sleeve at the bottom for a metal rod or slat. The weight of it will make the quilt hang flat. This is what Hollis Chaletaine does on her quilts.

meggie said...

It looks really great. I am sure hanging will even it out.
Congratulations on your win! Lovely fabrics.
Cant wait to see what you do next.

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

That looks wonderful! It is such a fun quilt.

Fiona said...

I have really enjoyed watching this come together, it is such a quirky piece of work.

Dawn said...

I just love it! It is so wonderful! It has been so much fun watching this grow. And I"m still totally jealous how you free-handed those chickens, especially the rooster!

Lisa said...

Joyce it looks great!!! I hope you are pleased with it because you have done a fantastic job.

Lily said...

Well done Joyce - an eggsellent job! (my last opportunity for a very lame pun!)

And congrats on winning the prize - and what a prize. I like the aqua and white fabric especially :)

Nancy said...

Very nice! I've enjoyed watching this as it progressed.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Joyce lucky you! Finishing a quilt and winning a prize-I'd say you're living well...smile

Chookyblue said...

Love chooks - they are my favourite. Lucky you for winning a prize.

atet said...

Love the chickens -- and I keep on chuckling over that fox in the hen house!

Lucky you to win those lovely fabrics -- if you find they don't play well with your collection -- they could find a home here...yeah, didn't think so. Have fun with them!

Pam said...

Have you ever seen a chicken barn that wasn't a bit wavy somewhere? Looks great.

Nice collection of fabric to win -- looking forward to seeing what you create next :))

Carole said...

Nice chicken quilt! I love chickens! What is a facing? Thanks for sharing! Happy quilting!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That chook quilt is magnificent! The fox completely sets it off and the roof is perfect! You are a magician, Tracey

Elaine Adair said...

What interesting little people! Hey, I have that book also. The people have some similarity to the block called "Tinman" or Oklahoma Tinman" or similar, which always draws me into wanting to make THAT one also.

LOVE the chicken house. You are so clever!