Saturday, January 28, 2012

Something to Crow About

For the past week I have been suffering with a cold/sinus ailment.  Today, Saturday,  I woke up feeling like I actually wanted to do something besides hibernate.  So,  I have something to crow about.  I downloaded a design from Laura Wasilowski at Artfabrik and made this little art quilt.
I confess that I strayed away from her directions, but then this is MY quilt and I can do that.  **Today's hint- give yourself permission to take a creative detour. **   I used some Floriani stabilizer called Stitch 'n' Shape to make it firm so it will hang straight easily. It is a fused design, but then I free motion machine stitched on it to add some extra texture. I forgot to put a layer of batting under the top fabric so that I could hand stitch some embellishments on it.  The Stitch and Shape is easily machine stitched, but is a little too tough to hand stitch through (at least for me!)
Here is my creation that I am calling "Something to Crow About."
This is based on Laura Wasilowski's "Singing Chicken" design. I really just used her pattern to cut out the pieces of the chicken.

18 comments:

Teresa said...

I love it! I want to do an artsy quilt! I love chickens, too, so that helps. LOL You did an awesome job!

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Oh like that... it's all in the eyes.. looks like a chicken with a plan!. great job!

maddie

Pat said...

Oh, I love this chicken (or is it a rooster? Not being a farm gal, I am never quite certain)!!! It IS really something to crow about!!!

Rhonda said...

I hadn't heard of that product.... will have to check it out. Love the rooster and the name of the your quilt. Great job!!

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

I love it. It really looks great.

Sonia said...

I like it! Looks great. :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Oh Gene,

He's sooooo cute! Crow away. So glad you are feeling better.

Exuberant Color said...

Great hint - creative detours are the best!!

Linda B said...

That's my kinda quilting, Gene.

Tangos Treasures said...

Oh I love it!!! How fun!!

Frog Quilter said...

What a nice finish!!!! I love it!

Laura Wasilowski said...

Love the tilt to that bird. Looks like he's on a mission!
I'm glad you were able to use the pattern and make it your own. You do have something to crow about!

KatieQ said...

You should be crowing. The quilt looks great. I have one of Laura's patterns, but haven't tried it yet. I love that you put your own spin on it. I guess you learned about lots of great stabilizers at the Floriani seminar. Thanks for sharing.

smudgecat44 said...

I love all the color! While I know the black & white, neutrals all have their place.....I just love color, color, and more color.

Gene Black said...

Smudgecat - you are a "no reply blogger" (did you know that? )

I love lots and lots of color in my world. I have a difficult time making anything neutral.

Richard Healey said...

Defiantly a neat chicken. Great work. I also have been dragging with a cold. One moment I think I am back up the next I am back down.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Denise :) said...

Gene, I love the whistling beak on your chick! Cute project -- glad you're feeling better, too. :)

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I'd have something to crow about too if I had made that cute chicken....great job...no surprises there!

Smiles,
Kelly