Sunday, August 4, 2013

At the Pool

HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS   
and 
Welcome to More Stars in Comanche ! 
 Thank you Carol, our fearless Ho Cheerleader 
and Madame Samm, our Hop Lifter Upper and #1 Promoter of People !
 You gals lead and encourage a special group of people !
 Whether you've made something for the hop or you just enjoy visiting the blogs,
 YOU ARE SPECIAL ! 
  With every hop there is a new a person to connect with, 
a new blog to join, or something new to learn. 
Thank YOU, for coming by my place to see what I've made, I'm glad your here.
I've included a list of the other Monday Hoppers for your convenience.

SEW, HO HO HO, On with the SHOW we GO!


August 5

Friends, this is where this chicken wants to be
 if we're gonna have Christmas in August in Texas!
AT THE POOL ! 
This was supposed to be a wall hanging....HA, I was having so much fun I couldn't quit ! Finally common sense kicked in...if it got much bigger it would be too hard to maneuver around and quilt. It is the biggest quilt I've ever quilted on any machine I own, and the first on my new Janome.
THAT was a learning experience - like Forrest Gump, "That's all I have to say about THAT!"
It ended up 52 x 52 inches. The fabrics I used are Bliss and Vintage Modern. The inspiration for my rooster was a picture I found on Pinterest by the talented  Florine Johnson.
There are no Christmas fabrics in it, but the colors make you think of Christmas!
January through November the flying geese blocks can be flying geese...
in December they can be Christmas trees !
 I can use it all year long !

Was I thinking of Foghorn Leghorn when I drew this guy ?
While I was quilting him I was thinking about what he says...."I say, I say, Boy"!
I haven't named this one yet...any suggestions ? Christmas Dinner maybe ?

I used a light blue thread for his feathers. Ranchman thought I was nuts,
but it doesn't look blue, it makes him pop !


This is another little quilt I made with Snowman Gatherings. I had to put  a MSIC star or two in it.
Thank you to my dear DIL for helping me take pictures.

The snow is thread ! 
I used a water soluble paper. You lay your thread in between two sheets of this paper and then stitch all over it. When your finished stitching you run it under the faucet and the paper disappears ! That was fun !
Did you notice that some of the snow is tan ? I think one of the snowMEN ..went.. behind the tree ! 

Well, thanks for stopping by, I hope you have fun checking out all the very talented people that made Christmas eye candy for us all to enjoy ! 
Here's what's happening the rest of the week.
God bless you.
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August 8

August 9
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91 comments:

apple blossom said...

love both of them nice job

Judy B said...

What a beautiful Christmas rooster! Your quilting is divine. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

I, of course, just love your rooster. He is just too delicious looking. Did I just say delicious? I meant beautiful! He could go by initials. C,D.for Christmas Dinner. Your other mini quilt is great too.!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well, what else would a Texan have on a Christmas Quilt - but I think he is too handsome to eat. I love Snowman Gathers fabric - just fun and calming and not overwhelming.

Baa. xxx said...

Cool rooster - make sure he stays away from the pot - he is a very handsome fellow! I love the small quilt too. Never eat yellow snow!

Heleen Groot said...

I love your chicken. I would call him (I think it is a him....) Burt. Simply because I think a chicken named Burt is a good idea. I also love your tan snowmen gathering. Were they in Texas for summer? And ehhm, was one of them called Burt?

agnieszkak said...

Great work !!! Have a nice day :D

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh my Golly I LOVE both of these!! I'm really impressed with your quilting, it really gives your Mr Christmas Dinner lots of dimension. I cracked up laughing at your Foghorn Leghorn comment. Your starry wall hanging is wonderful, it's lovely the way the stars move across the quilt.

Sharon said...

Wow I just love your quilts. The colors in the first one are just beautiful...and I love the free floating stars in the second...wonderful job.

Donna said...

I love your little wall hanging - so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

Wow! I love your chicken quilt! My favourite so far!
Thanks for sharing!

Darlington Gal said...

Ah-mazing! I love it. The chicken is perfect and I can't believe you didn't use any "Christmas" fabric...it looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Britt-Inger said...

Oh your chicken quilt is amazing. But I am not surprised at all, there is always something special from you. And I love your posting about your quilting.
Christmas greetings from Sweden and me

DeborahGun said...

I love both your quilts, but especially the mini one.

charlotte said...

LOVE both your quilts. That chicken is awesome. I love it!

JoyceLM said...

Love your Christmas rooster - thanks for sharing both projects.

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh Vickie R U KIDDING ME....this is absolutely amazing..you are most certainly perfect for our fall hop ....you know wink...this is absolutely amazing...as you are of course..and your mini quilt is very nice toooooo...lol

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I say, I say, that's a gorgeous rooster quilt! Wow! And your Snowman Gatherings quilt is wonderful too...I love the colors.

Melody said...

Wonderful projects. I adore your chicken quilt.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow!! That rooster quilt is adorable!!!

Editha said...

Great work ! Thank you for sharing!

InGa said...

Just beautiful rooster quilt. :-)
You are so very talented, and I always loves your work....
Hope the rooster don't see it. (hoho)
The mini was also marvelous.
hugs from Ingrid

Thearica said...

Well if it isn't Rob Roy from Florine's Radical Roosters! I love her roosters and have all 12 of them! Me and my friend did Rob Roy using a kitted pattern and he is just too awesome!

Love how you made him in all white!

patchouli moon studio said...

Oh Vickie I love your rooster quilt! I say I say your quilting is fabulous too. The blue thread doesn't show in the photo only the fantastic quilting. I'll bet the rooster quilt looks wonderful in your home. That's one rooster that won't wake you up too early,lol.
The other quilt is great too.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

WOW now that's a Kwilt to crow about. Glad you placed today..you kwilt is so deserving!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow! Your rooster is amazing....I think it's the perfect size and the quilting is perfect. Which Janome do you use? I have the new quilter's one and I'm loving it. blessings, marlene

Carol said...

Beautiful creations! I love the rooster, being somewhat partial to chickens--Cocky?--and, as I am somewhat partial to snowmen too, I love that quilt too. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

"Christmas Dinner" for the name of your quilt is hilarious!!! I'll be laughing all day over that one!! Anyway, your quilts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

krislovesfabric said...

Love that rooster, the quilting looks beautiful and I love the way you photographed it with the reflection in the pool!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Beautiful projects. The rooster is beautiful. Love the snowman gatherings line I have a jelly roll waiting to be made into a throw for Christmas.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I so want this quilt for me! Just adore it!

Margaret said...

I am in love with that chicken quilt. Thanks for sharing it.

Jeanie said...

Love Mr Rooster! Your quilting is fabulous!

Linda said...

It's beautiful! A Christmas chicken! Love it!

Linda said...

The little wall hanging is also very pretty!

Debby said...

Vickie. I love your sense of humor. But don't eat that rooster - he wants to stand guard there in Comanche on your ranch so that no intruders dare come on your land! Your quilting is AWESOME and I'm so glad you showed it up close. You have to be proud of yourself! Kudos to you for winning the coveted spot as a winner for today on Sew We Quilt site - yours is my favorite, too!

Renea said...

Love both of your Christmas projects.

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt and your rooster is awesome!

Carol said...

LOL..."went behind the tree"...hahahaha! You always make me laugh with your fun posts. As for that beautiful and amazing quilt...love it! I say, I say, boy do I love all your stitching on the rooster and the rest of the quilt.

Sarah Correa said...

wow - amazing work! congratulations on most creative!

Fiesta said...

I love your projects. Thank you for participating in the hop.

Robin said...

I love, love, love your quilt. Red is my fav color and I have chickens all over my kitchen.

What's for dinner? would be a good name OR "I say boy"

Robin in Washington State
assweetaspeaches hotmail

Leah said...

Beautiful projects and superb quilting!! Thanks for sharing.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your quilting is wonderful!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

That rooster is fabulous! Nice job of quilting.

Nellie Duclos said...

Love your Fog Horn Leg Horn=very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Victorine Bland said...

I wonder what your beautiful chicken will get in his stocking...
I loved reading your other post too
Hugs

Lou said...

Love both projects!
I like the name... I say I say Boy! Immediately remembered him:) Great quilting! The extra borders added SO much to him!
Love your snow too!!! Great idea!
Bad snowman:)

Denise Russell said...

Wow, I think that rooster quilt would look great IN MY HOUSE!!! :-)

Beverly Atkins said...

I love your blog (my first visit). Your quilts are gorgeous. That rooster is unbelievable. But my favorite is the quilt in your header. If you have time would you email me where you got the pattern or did you make that one yourself? I love it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

bevwalks at aol dot com

Just Quilt It said...

I think Christmas Dinner is a great name for this wonderful quilt. I love both of them! Also, your quilting is beautiful.

pinsandneedles said...

Beautiful quilt! Your rooster looks great and I love the colors and fabric choices! Thanks for sharing!

MooseStash Quilting said...

LOL!!! Your little snowman quilt puts a whole new meaning to don't eat yellow/tan snow!!!

As for your BIG quilt. Wow Wow Wow, I love the quilting. Forest Gump I can pretty safely say, you are not! Not with that quality of quilting! :-)

jan said...

Vicki!
I just love your Rooster quilt! It looks just like my pet Rooster "Mr. Biscuit" aptly named because he loves to eat leftover biscuits and he is white as flour!
I will have to email you a picture.
Great job
jan

feltfree på Åsly said...

It is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing

tink's mom said...

I love your "Christmas Bird" quilt. Your quilting is wonderful, great detail. I also like the snow under the tree, interesting concept. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great job with both quilts. Gotta love Christmas dinner...your rooster is great. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce Carter said...

Vickie, your quilt is absolutely beautiful! Well, actually, both of them are, but I do love the chicken. Instead of Chicken Dinner, how about Chicken Divine? I really love it and the quilting. You never dissapoint. Great job!!

Joanna said...

The quilt on your header is amazing. It's gorgeous. The Foghorn Leghorn quilt and mini quilt are both beautiful, too.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Vickie!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! Well, I suppose snowmen have to go too lololol. I love your quilts, and you can use the rooster one all year. How clever. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Beth Strand said...

Wonderful! Your chicken looks like a Carl to me! lol Thanks for sharing!

madebymeinred said...

Wowzer! Great quilt!!!!

Marianne said...

I am blown away by your talent.
This is my favorite so far....and it's going to be hard to beat.

Robin said...

What a great rooster quilt! Congrats on your pick of the day! Your little hanging is also quite adorable. Great job all around.

Linda J said...

Vickie, you have done it again! I love that your quilt has a Christmas feel but does not scream Christmas so you CAN use it as many months as you like. Not super huge but not small either---like that tree skirt I made, same size. Enjoy your feature day!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Love, love, love Christmas Dinner!!

JanesQuilting said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Congratulations on the best design. It surly deserves it!

Leah said...

Great job on both.... beautiful work

Sandy said...

What a gorgeous quilt...your rooster is so regal and the quilting is wonderful! I love your other little quilt too and the idea for the snow is great. Thanks for sharing with us.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

congratulations your turkey quilt is gorgeous, great work!
The smaller quilt is absoutely beautiful too, thanks for sharing and beeing part of this hop.

Patty D from NC said...

Nice projects ... Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Fantastic quilt and superb quilting.

Janarama said...

Your rooster quilt is absolutely amazing.

cyndiofthevortex said...

I love, love, love your rooster quilt! How fun is that?

evelyn said...

Your rooter DOES pop with the blue quilting. Very nice. Your snowman went behind the tree-LOL. Too funny. Lovely quilts.

maggie said...

Lovely projects! I love the chicken. Wow
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

VickiT said...

Your chicken is gorgeous!!!!!!!!! I love it and couldn't stop looking at him. Beautiful job on that entire quilt. The colors are perfect too.

Beth said...

What beautiful quilts you have made! You are one very talented lady. Thank you for sharing.

Annette Schultz said...

great quilts!! both quilts are pretty special . and the quilting on the rooster Awesome
thanks for sharing with us
in stitches

Suze said...

Oh, my! I don't even know where to start with my comments. I am in heaven with looking at your blog. I love the chicken quilt. It is absolutely fabulous. I had to snicker at Foghorn Leghorn. I loved that cartoon as a child. At least it had some "meat" to it. One of my grandsons has been spending time with me much of the summer and I am so sick of Cartoon Network and the inane stuff on it, as well as some of the other children's networks. Your design, piecing, and quilting are phenomenal. I love your other quilt, too. I love that your DIL assisted you. Where else would a snowman go except behind the tree? Thanks for sharing how you id the snow - that's very creative. I don't know how I got to the spot on your blog of pics of the quilt show in May, but I love it. I love the quilt in your banner. Do you know of a pattern for it. I love the Dresden plates not only in the blocks, but also in across where the sashings meet. I also like the petite sashings. Thank you for participating and sharing your amazing creativity, your impeccable work, and your enticing eye candy. I can tell you love Christmas like many of us do.

Sharon Dawn said...

Beautiful quilts! I like your idea of the year round uses for the trees/geese!

sandra said...

Just love that rooster, both of your quilts are beautiful as usual. Thanks for sharing.

W Kruskie said...

All, all, all, I can say, can say, is Wowwww Weee!! Nice job! I like the snowman story too LOL

LJ said...

I'm a total FAN of your chicken quilt - I love it!! Just look at those tail feathers - outstanding! What about Christmas Fanfare for the name? I think your snow is so fun. I knew it could be done but have never tried it. Great to see the results.

Christine M said...

Your quilts are lovely. The quilting on your rooster is just amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Emily C said...

Lovely quilts. Name it Fogleg (short for foghorn leghorn =)

Rhonda D. said...

Love your Christmas Rooster!

BizyStitches said...

great job, love how the stars go up from the tree on the second one. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy's Chatter said...

Gorgeous! Your second little quilt with the comment about the tan thread made me laugh!
What a beautiful rooster - and so creative. Thanks for sharing the eye candy with us.

Sallie said...

Your Christmas in August in Texas made me think of the No White Christmases in Houston song -

If you dream of horse-drawn carriages
Dashing through the snow;
Before you move to Texas
There's something you should know ...

That they don't have White Christmases in Houston.
I've lived here most my life and I should know.
I've prayed and I've pleaded for way too many years
But they just don't have White Christmases down here.

I've heard of winter carnivals in Aspen.
It looks just like a winter wonderland.
But remember while you're freezin' throughout this Christmas season
We'll be down here with Christmas cheer and flip-flops in the sand.

I've seen all those Christmas shows on TV.
Blankets of white powder; my, how grand!
But while you've got snow and holly, I'm feastin' on tamales;
Sittin' on my back porch with an iced tea in my hand.

That they don't have White Christmases in Houston.
I've lived here most my life and I should know.
I've prayed and I've pleaded for way too many years
But they just don't have White Christmases down here.

Audrey said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I have really enjoyed myself this past few days.