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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Quilting the Chickens

The bag for the challenge is all done and I found some backing for the chickens at half price in Fabricland so at last I have started quilting the chickens.
Free Motion Quilting is still not my strength but I keep going at it anyway. Hopefully it will eventually get to the point where I am somewhat satisfied with it. I am lightly quilting the chickens and will do more intensive quilitng on the background so, hopefully, they will pop out a bit. I am going to use a narrow facing on the bottom part and the roof will be totally faced. I am thinking there could be a bit of a problem hanging it because of the way the eaves stick out. If it doesn't hang properly with a sleeve at the top of the roof, I will cut a thin piece of styrofoam to insert behind the facing of the roof. That is the main reason for facing the entire roof.
Now I am starting to think about what to do next. It's always exciting to plan a new project. I think it will be in bright colors like the jungle but that's as far as I have gotten towards a decision yet.


meggie said...

Really looking forward to seeing what you decide to do next!
I think the Chickens are just wonderful, & such fun.

Pam said...

Love the chickens! I am always looking forward to what you are doing next :))

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

Free motion just takes practice. The more you do the better it gets. I am sure that your chickens will look great!

Lily Mulholland said...

Joyce I've really enjoyed watching this quilt come together. And I love the dotty fabric you used in the 'sashing'.

And enjoy brainstorming for your new project :)

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Free motion is where it's at! Forget those stencils and pencils for lines. The faster you go, the easier it is. It does take a lot of practice

Laurie Ann said...

We used to have a Fabricland many years ago. I had forgotten. It was a fun store.

Finn said...

Hi Joyce, it's sure looking good! You are brave to keep going with the free motion! Determination is a good thing, I'm sure you will prevail!!
In the mean time enjoy the trip on the chicken run...such a neat wall hanging!! Love it! Hugs, Finn

YankeeQuilter said...

THis has been a fun quilt to watch come together! Free motion just takes lots of patience and'll get it.

Planning the next projce ti sone of my favorite parts of quilting...maybe that is why i just start so many!