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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Legs and a Goat


Bossy now has real legs and I figured out how to put her udder behind her leg. It took a couple of stitches by hand but they are invisible.
Mr. Goat is going well but I ran out of time today so he will have to get his legs put on tomorrow.
I still have in mind to do a horse and a sheep. The horse will probably be a bay with a black mane and tail. For the sheep I will look among my polar fleece fabrics to see if I still have a bit of white. I know it's not quilting fabric but it looks so sheepish. I might applique the sheep so I don't have to piece the fleece. It would be horrible to piece because it's so stretchy, unless I iron on some interfacing. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. I'd add some chickens but they woud have to be so tiny to be anywhere near the scale of these animals.
Probably the biggest challenge will be how to fit all these odd pieces together into some kind of cohesive whole.

20 comments:

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Your sense of whimsey comes through loud and clear in your work. These animals make me smile.

Wendy said...

It's looking so cute!

gwen said...

What a great idea, and so funny. I love your little people as well. The different animals surely demand for unusual solutions. I will come back to check what you came out with. Take care.

Fiona said...

Nellie is right, these animals are cheerful.

Libby said...

I'm going to fall in love with this farm.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Ooohhh, I just love that goat. When I was little I had 2 Nubian goats that I loved dearly - and they loved to sit on the hoods of the family cars. I never realized how country we were until I got a really nice car and then was always worried about dogs jumping up to say "hi", let alone goats sitting on the hood! Anyway, seeing your goat immediately made me think of my childhood goats!

Cheers!

Evelyn

meggie said...

Oh Joyce, the goat is such fun. It is all looking good.

ForestJane said...

I can see some Baaaaaa'd jokes coming if you make a sheep to go with the cow, pig, and goat. :)

They all look good, though!

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

That goat is unbelievable! Great job!

Duyvken said...

these are just delightful Joyce, you're a piecing machine!
I can't wait to see how these lovely guys come together.

anne bebbington said...

Joyce - I LOVE your animals - keep this up and you'll have a veriable Noah's Ark! Thanks for putting me on your list of thinking bloggers

Tonya R said...

Your goat is marvelous and I love the horns. Scale, who cares about scale? Just have fun and make godzilla chickens.

KCQuilter said...

More wonderful stuff!!! I just love your work.

Flippytale Quilter said...

You are creating quite a nice little farm! Their expressions are so cute!

Elaine Adair said...

Great goat!jfdlveao

Elaine Adair said...

Oh great - dufus me .. put the Word Verification in my message! LOL

Cynthia said...

these animals are looking great.

Meredith said...

I enjoy watching your progress and I love the little pigs

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Great to tune in daily for an update, cheers, Tracey

Lynn Dykstra said...

You are going for the essense of what we see in an animal--these are wonderful. I loved the chickens too.