Sunday, November 24, 2013

Day #5 of the Black Tie Boogie

Welcome 

Today is my day to show you what I made for the BTB hop
 and the chicks below are who I get to cluck with today !
  
November 25

 

I made a couple of quilts for this hop,  the first one is
 "Hole in the Chicken Wire"

I took it outside to show my rooster critic....Fonzie.
He inspected it very closely. 
Rooster on the left...
  
 Rooster in the middle....

 Rooster on the right !

Flapping his wings.... his way of clapping his approval !
Thearica of Pig Tales and Quilts and I are huge fans of Florine Johnson's Radical Roosters, so we  decided we would make similar quilts for this hop. Hers would be albino roosters on black fabric and mine would be black roosters on white. We used Florines patterns and incorporated the Hole in the Barn Door quilt pattern into it, but the design would be an individual choice . I collected white on black fabrics for several months. 
(Notice the chicken feet quilted on the borders,TOO CUTE!)

Each piece is raw edge appliqued. 
There's 28 pieces in this one called Rowdy !
 I think he looks like he's running for the hole in the chicken wire. 
Some chickens are escape artists and can squeeze through a very small hole !





This is the picture of Fonzie
I'm partial to this guy, so I made a fabric portrait of him !

"The Other Fonzie" also raw edge applique.
 I tried a new to me way to bind this one....rattail binding, I learned how by watching this video by Carol Ann Waugh

The Other Fonzie might have some admirers! 

 Have a great day and God bless you.

132 comments:

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

OMG...I'm cluckin' so hard...there are tears!!!! Great quilts....GREAT!!!! But I think Fonzie, Henny Penny and Buffy just stole the show!!!

Kristy said...

I love both of your quilts! Your rooster is really buff looking! :-) Your thread painting is also amazing. You really captured him well. Fonzie crossed the road to get back to all of his ladies! Very fun. K-

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love the chicken wire fabric but this is just the cutest quilt!! Fonzie better watch out or Henny Penny and Buffy might stray. Well, my grandson (6 yrs old) told me one in our latest phone converstion - Why did the chicken cross the road? To help the elephant get across. He thought himself quite hysterical, but insulted when I didn't laugh hard enough.i

Amy said...

I lovvvveeeee your "Hole in the Chicken Wire". I think it is my favorite chicken creation that I have seen. Ten photos of course never disappoint either. Just love that quilt. And my answer to Fonzie crossing the road is "Aeyyyyyyyy, to get to the other coop." Great job cheerleading!!!

Judy B said...

Beautiful quilt and glad Fonzie approved! His portrait is amazing. I think he crossed the road because he heard that the KFC was coming to town, LOL! Thank you for being such a great cheerleader and for sharing.

Judy said...

Well Vickie, your 2 quilts are FABULOUS!!!!! Waoh waoh waoh, what great fabric choices, quilting, everything is just perfect!! And Fonzie is great, I had a wonderful coq too in Namibia, its name was MAX, oooh, I loved him so much!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow!!! I just love both these quilts!! Awesome use of black and white fabrics!! They remind me of Silver Lace Wynnadott chickens. The photos of Fonzie checking out the quilt are hilarious!! He's such a character, no wonder you had to capture him in his very own portrait, which is outstanding, and perfect in every way.

Gill said...

I love your chicken quilts - I'm a chicken nut too (I have around 80!)
I'd love to make a quilt like yours so I'm off to check out the patterns - thanks for the link!
Why did the chicken cross the road?? To get to the other side of course!!

Gill said...

I'm a GFC follower!

KaHolly said...

You are truly amazing. Fonzie crossed the road to check out your new quilt!

KaHolly said...

I follow you with GFC. Hey, you are at 200 followers!! Congratulations!

Debby said...

Vickie, I'm a follower but I don't need to win anything (I already own a needle threader by Clover). Now, that rooster quilt - you had to put that b & w Texas print in there, didn't you? Awesome! Your quilting on that Fonzie quilt is wonderful - thread painting on the lt. brown body. Did it hurt Fonzie? I'm wondering. Maybe that's why he seems so intent on peering at it. Why did he cross the road? I don't know yet - maybe he told Titus and Titus ain't telling. Thanks for sharing such fabulous pics. Your quilting is beautiful - all of it!

Fiesta said...

To meet his girlfriend. Did I miss the pattern name? It is fabulous!

Fiesta said...

I follow on bloglovin

Thearica said...

Hole In The Chicken Wire is a gorgeous quilt! You did an impeccable job of putting it together and I so enjoyed quilting it for you!! But I missed a spot!!! ackkk!!!

and The Other Fonzie is adorable!! That thread painting is rocking it out of the house girlfriend!

Britt-Inger said...

Vickie, you are an amazing artist with your chicks . Your thread painting are awesome and I love your funny postings.
The chuck had to cross the road, no wonder as he saw the lovely hens.
Thanks for sharing and being a wonderful cheer leader. Have a great week

Britt-Inger said...

I am follower since long time ago. I love your blogging

Jeanie said...

What a fantastic quilt! The little green one is a work of art with that thread painting.....love it! I'm thinking that Fonzie is crossing the road to get more fabric so that you can make more chicken/rooster quilts..... the chicken coop needs a little decorating. Thanks so much for the giveaway and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeanie said...

I'm a happy follower through Bloglovin and Google friends. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Kathy H said...

Love your chicken quilt. DId you use a varigated black and white thread to topstitch the roosters. The whole thing was beautiful. ANd Fonzie's portrait was great too. I love those kind of quilts with one object in it. So much fun.

Kathy H said...

I follow you though google friends.

charlotte said...

Oh, Vickie, I always love your chickens and roosters quilts. Rowdy is my favorite of the ones on the Hole in the Chicken Wire quilt. I don't know why Fonzie would cross the road. He's got it pretty good where he is, silly boy!

charlotte said...

I follow you and your lovely birds!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your "Hole in the Chicken Wire" and "Fonzie" quilts are just gorgeous!

Mdm Samm said...

Stop the train….I am getting off here, my word Vickie…this is just beautiful….I soooo love this…I don't know if I am going to move forward today..
so you better get breakfast on the table…I am here for awhile…that other lady and I have more to worry about than each other wink...

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

LOL....Fonzie crossed the road to get his picture taken!!! He is one handsome rooster...I adore your quilt Vickie. It is just stunning, really!! Love it.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I def. follow via GFC

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am completely blown away by that quilt. Speechless. It is so gorgeous - really, really gorgeous! I do believe I'm going to have to find one of those patterns if I don't win yours. Oh no, another one I simply have to make. :) Fonzie crossed the road because Mrs. Fonzie was on the other side winking at him and giving him a come hither look. Men will do anything when they see that look. :) blessings, marlene

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm a Bloglovin' girl. :) blessings, marlene

Purl Buttons said...

Fonzie was SURE he saw another lady to add to his flock. Not being a dumb cluck, he looked both ways before crossing the road. He saw gravel lining the ditch on the other side. He scratched around a bit. "Why pass up a chance for an easy snack?" he thought. Pretty soon, he was on his way down into the dip of the ditch and up the slanted bank to the pasture beyond. He meandered across the field, avoiding some areas, pausing at others, cocking his head every now and again when he thought he heard something that might be the new lady in the neighborhood. He walked on, sometimes doing that strange rooster dance that had him jumping in the air and ruffling his feathers, and letting the pasture residents hear a tiny part of his beautiful voice. Each time he jumped and flapped, he looked to find his new lady. Wait--what is that over there? Next to the farmhouse at the south end of the pasture? Fonzie had direction now. He picked up some speed and moved along quite quickly on his impressive drumsticks. As he drew close to the yard, he could see there was a quilt flapping on the clothesline. Fonzie knew enough to stay away from things that flapped and snapped in the breeze so he paused to preen and make himself presentable. He finished with a flourish and jumped once again into the air, allowing one and all to see how elegantly he could stretch his mighty wings. THERE SHE WAS! Not far from the porch was the largest ladybird Fonzie had ever seen. "Look at the egg-maker!" Fonzie thought to himself. Her feathers were the smoothest and shiniest he had ever seen. In fact, her gleaming whiteness was so bright, he almost did not notice she wore a little hat and apron. HAT AND APRON? Immediately Fonzie knew there was something fowl about the situation. He strutted closer and scratched a little. She remained indifferent, her beady eyes gazing in the distance. He circled behind her, scratched a little more and noticed how still she remained. He came up on her left shoulder and decided to allow her to hear the full range of his most musical song. She did not even blink! Perplexed, Fonzie sang his Fonzie song three time in rapid succession. "SHOO! Get out of here! leave my lawn ornament alone! SHOO! GO HOME!" said the lady with the broom who had suddenly appeared on the porch of the farmhouse. Fonzie did not wait around. He crossed the pasture in record time. He did not look for snacks, he did not follow any trails of curiosity. In fact, he practically flew. Soon he was back at the edge of the ditch next to the road. "She was too conceited, anyway," he thought, "but she sure was pretty." Fonzie looked both ways, and then stepped across the road to his own domain. His ladies greeted him solicitously and he was glad to be among friends.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

He crossed the road to get to the 'chicks' - get it!!?? I LOVE the portrait on the green - that is AMAZING!!!! Your stitches are superb! Well done! And your quilt is great too!!

Vickie said...

HAHAHAHAHA That is the answer WE"VE all been looking for ....for ages as to why...! AWESOME !!

gpc said...

What an amazing quilt! And what an amazing portrait! Boils down to you just being amazing. :) He crossed the road for the same reason we all do. Roosters, like us, have adventurist spirits. And like us, they eventually realize there's no place like home.

Robin said...

Holy chicken Vickie, that quilt is absolutely stunning! And the portrait quilt is simply amazing! I'm just blown away. I think Fonzie crossed the road because he wasn't liking how "hen pecked" he was becoming!! Bahahahaha

tink's mom said...

That is a wonderful quilt. Detail is amazing. Loving Fonzie's portrait. He crossed the road for the attention. And it worked. Apparently he's getting lots of it now. Ha !

Renea said...

Your projects are amazing. The quilting is out of this world. I think Fonzie crossed the road because he saw Richie and the gang at the malt shop. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Carol said...

Fonzie crossed the road to warn That Other Lady that she better watch out for you and she'll have to work really hard to keep up. Wow! That quilt is beautiful and so is the fabric pic of Fonzie! Thearica did a beautiful job on the quilt, too. Your work is gorgeous!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW! As usual I am so impressed! Fonzie is adorable! He had to cross the road to check out the new chicks!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I follow using GFC

Rose Best said...

Love your display, thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

This quilt is AMAZING! Love it! I am a follower through bloglovin!

Lisa said...

I think Fonzie crossed the road to round up one of his girlfriends who snuck out!!

Julie said...

Stunning work! I'm in awe of all who do the portrait type quilts.

Vicki B said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love black and white. I won't even attempt to be as creative as some of these women to answer your question.

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

I am such a chicken fan - just love your quilt - you sure picked just the right fabrics to enhance the wonderful designs... Fonzie crossed the road because he just wanted to see what was on the other side - curious just as we would be...
Thanks for the chance..
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

I am such a chicken fan - just love your quilt - you sure picked just the right fabrics to enhance the wonderful designs... Fonzie crossed the road because he just wanted to see what was on the other side - curious just as we would be...
Thanks for the chance..
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

Still love the quilt - also your blog - which I follow each day..
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Joyce Carter said...

Vickie, Your quilt is absolutely amazing! It is so beautiful, I can see why Fonzie is checking it out. You do such wonderful work.
Please don't include me in your giveaway. I live in the same area as Florine and I have a lot of her patterns already.

patchouli moon studio said...

Vickie your quilt is gorgeous!!! I think Fonzie crossed the road to get to the other side of course...because that's where all the chicks are!!!

patchouli moon studio said...

I follow you Vickie via GFC. Great giveaway, thanks for a chance.

Jan Baker said...

These are to wonderful. Not in a million years could I make one, it's like painting on fabric. I am thinking there were some cute chicks on the other side of the road he had to met,

Jan Baker said...

I follow by email.

JanesQuilting said...

Beautiful...just Beautiful. I also think the fabric choice was perfect!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

When I was growing up we had a few hens and roosters but never one as handsome as Fonzie. Great job even if he is heavy with thread (looks great to me!) sewingblogsarefun at yahoo dot com

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I am an email follower sewingblogsarefun at yahoo dot com

Abbigail said...

Fonzie crossed the road to check out the chicks on the other side!

InGa said...

Oh, I love both your quilts, they are just you, and soooooo nicely done.!!! Love them.
And I think Fonzie crossed the road because the grass is Always greener on the other side...... :-)

InGa said...

And I follow your blog as you know.
regards Ingrid.
( great hop)

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

To show the possum it could be done? Beautiful quilts! So inspiring

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I follow on feedly

thequiltedcat said...

Your quilt is perfection! I love your color choices, the border, the quilting - all really beautiful work. I enjoyed the pictures of your rooster quilt inspector (I have cat inspectors, lol)!

thequiltedcat said...

Also, I follow you via Bloglovin. I'd love that Florine pattern!

Connie said...

What a beautiful, beautiful quilt and Thearica did a great job on the quilting!! Your Fonzie is perfect! Fonzie crossed the road to visit the chicks!

Connie said...

I follow you with GFC and FB!

Linda said...

Gorgeous quilts! I also LOVE Fonzie's portrait quilt!
Us Texans know that Fonzie crossed the road to get out of the "sticker burr" patch!

Linda said...

I follow!

Jane S. said...

What an elegant quilt! Fonzie was really checking out the competition there. I think he crossed the road because there are always new chicks that need meeting! :)

Corrie said...

Those blew me away. Your quilts and photos are amazing. Stunning. Fonzie, that's a great name. To get away from KFC :).

Createology said...

I think Fonzie crossed the road simply because HE could! Your quilt is beyond stunning. What a labor of love and time. It is truly gorgeous. I adore your photos of Fonzie checking out the competition. Thanks for knocking out Black Tie Boogie and hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

Createology said...

I am happy to follow you and your creative talents. That is one fine portrait of Fonzie! I believe you are keeping the thread manufacturers in business and happy. Happy Thanksgiving Blessings...

Pat Broe said...

Your roosters win the Black Tie Boogie hands down with a score of a perfect 10!
Well, my friend, you sure know how to lead the cheery cheerleaders with style ...
and all give the chickens something to cluck about ... ;)

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your quilt has left me speechless! What a work of art and an amazing tribute to poultry everywhere!
Maybe Fonzie crossed the road to get away from his chicken groupies?!
Thank you for sharing.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I follow through bloglovin/GFC

Bonnie58 said...

Great quilt. thanks so much for sharing. I believe he crossed the road to add to his harem...

madebymeinred said...

Ok, ok, ok. Quilt number one is over the top. How on earth do you have time to take care of the animals and quilt. If this quilt needs a home, I've got one. I really enjoy reading your blog too. The small quilt is so perfect. You are amazing.

The poor fowl crossed the road to find his keeper and she was busy at the sewing machine.

madebymeinred said...

I follow on Bloglovin--couldn't miss a word you write.

pixilatedtoo said...

Vickie, your quilt is gorgeous, but special accolades are in order for that portrait of Fonzie! It looks just like him!
~Lynda

Susan said...

Fonzie crossed the road because someone on the other side was crying FOWL! Love your quilt. Congratulations on being a top pick of the day and attaining the title, "That Other Other Lady".

Mary Ann said...

Fonzie crossed the road because there was a Hole in The Chicken Wire. ;) The quilts are beautiful. Totally awed by "The Other Fonzie". I have never done thread work like that and it is gorgeous. Almost, but not quite, as gorgeous as the real Fonzie. He is a handsome lad. I have a new rooster that I am raising and he is shaping up to be a pretty good leader. Just wish he was a little calmer. With age maybe? I live about 1 1/2 hour southeast of you in Central Texas. One of the first fabrics I noticed was the "Texas" one. I have that and snuck it in a Cowboy Santa quilt I made. We gotta have our Texas fix don't we? LOL

Lisa said...

Your quilts are really works of art I really love them! Just beautiful! I know why "Fonzie" crossed the road, if he is like my roosters, he was looking for another hen. My "Rusty" will cross for another lady anyday. I think roosters just like to wander they always come home but I think they think the grass is greener on the other side of the road. We have a creek across our road and they go over for a drink even though they have their own.

Lisa said...

I am a follower by GFC and Bloglovin! I do love your chickens!

Marla's Crafts said...

Wow you do amazing work. I can't imagine putting that much work into somethings. Thanks for sharing and thanks for having a great give away.

Marla's Crafts said...

I am a follower and look forward to seeing what else you come up with.

Margaret said...

This is beautiful I am so in love with this I know I am going to have to get that pattern. Thanks for sharing. Of Course he crossed the road because as we all know the grass is always greener on the other side

Margaret said...

I follow you by bloglovin and enjoy your posts

Lydsfire said...

The detail is amazing on this project. Beautiful work! dahlen511@gmaildotcom

Carla said...

Tons of thread and how many needles? You are a spectacular artist. Your projects are so inspiring and make me smile. Fonzie crossed the road to scratch that itch....

Carla said...

I am such a happy follower on gfc.

Bonnie said...

What wonderful work. Fonzie and his other self are beautiful as is the quilt. Why did he cross the road. . . because he could while he was running around out of his pen.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, that Fonzie!! Love all your pictures for your post - he's got quite the personality! Your quilts are really the tops!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Thanks for being such a wonderful cheerleader for this hop! I'm a happy follower.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

We all know that Fonzie crossed the road so he could check out more chicks for his hen house. An suave and debonair Rooster like him can't have too many ladies around. Love the quilts they are very cool.

Kristen King said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Amazing job!

Lindah said...

Love those roosters! Fonzie fascinates me. He reminds me of a guy I met once, but I can't remember who. And I think Fonzie crossed the road because he could and he wants you to know that. King of the Road!

Teresa said...

To get his hens out of the quilting shop

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

You did an amazing job on the quilts.

evelyn said...

Awesome quilt! You rock! I think Fonzie crossed the road to see your quilt and challenge the new roosters!

maggie said...

What a great quilt! You did an amazing job . Fonzie is awesome as well..Happy Thanksgiving. Love your blog.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Janarama said...

Holy chicken feathers Batman ... your quilts are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! My jaw dropped when I saw your quilts. You really knocked it out of the ballpark in this hop. Your thread painting is awesome. Love the picture of Fonzie checking out the quilt. The chicken crossed the road because the light turned green.

LJ said...

These Radical Roosters are just totally gorgeous; you did a spectacular job on the quilt. Can't see a thing that I would change. Marvelous! Thearcia's quilting is fabulous.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Wow! is all I can say! Stunning! I think Fonzie crossed the road to meet the new hen.

Angelia Lanouette said...

The only thing I can say is.....your quilts are gorgeous, stunning, and amazing! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Angelia Lanouette said...

I'm a Bloglovin follower! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Sewgirl said...

Really stunning quilts. Fonzie is such a beautiful bird. I can see how you would be inspired to make him his own quilt portrait! I think he crossed the road because the grass is always greener on the other side!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

WOW!! That is what I say... You are so creative!!! Love those chickens and the chicken wire fabric. Beautiful birds...Thank you for all you do to inspire me to keep on sewing.

jan said...

Hi Vickie! I am so glad I finally got my computer back just in time to visit your blog today! Your quilt is beautiful and Fonzie is such a handsome fella! Now i have to go back and catch up with the last 4 days of the hop.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I follow by bloglovin

Baa. xxx said...

WOW!! Outstanding!

Julie said...

LOVE this quilt!!!!!! I am probably going to have to attempt to make one but I don't think it is going to come close to yours........Fronzie crossed the road to make sure this quilt was coming back home with him :)

Julie said...

I am a follower :)

MooseStashQuilting said...

Girl you have done it again! What a fabulous quilt. Fonzie just has to love it. And speaking of Fonzie, I think he like crossed the road because he read about the great give a way! LOL! I'm so glad I follow you!

Doris Rice said...

He crossed the road to get to the other side... of course. Awesome quilts my creative friend. Love them both and the quilting is outstanding on both!

Leah said...

Spectacular projects! I love the black feathers and black borders on your first quilt. And such cute photo bombers! And Fonzi crossed the road because there was a hot chick on the other side. :)

sandra said...

Fronzie is so handsome and I can tell he just loves your adorable quilt and so do I . Thanks for sharing all of your great projects

MoeWest said...

Your quilt is fantastic! The Radical Rooster patterns are so nice. Fonzie crossed the road to flirt with a cute chickie!

DeAnna S said...

Both quilts are awesome. I love those Radical Roosters. It's always fun trying out new techniques too. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

DeAnna S said...

I follow through GFC. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

DogsMom said...

Fonzie crossed the road to boldy go where the others had not, and to impress the chicks.

DogsMom said...

following with Bloglovin

Mara said...

Fantastic Quilting, Love the Fabric, AMAZING JOB Vickie, really Great!

Cindy said...

I absolutely love your quilt! It would look lovely in my dining room. Oh, that's not the giveaway? Ah, shucks. Well, I think Fonzie crossed the road to get to the cute chick at the other side. Pa dum dum!

Cindy said...

I follow you by e-mail.

newsurfiegirl said...

Wow I am in awe!!! Your quilts are amazing.

Amy said...

I forgot to tell you I follow you, but you probably already knew that.

nicolesender said...

Your "Hole in the Chicken Wire" is awesome! I guess Fonzie crossed the road to get to the other side!!

nicolesender said...

New Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! Your chickens are wonderful! Love the black and white quilt and the border is lovely! Fonzie crossed the road when he saw some lovely chicks going to a quilt show.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Following you via BlogLovin.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

LorY Aymond said...

I follow you on Bloglovin, and Fonzie crossed the road to avoid the stampede of Black Friday shoppers! :) Absolutely love your quilt, I have chicken & rooster applique blocks from a block swap that I need to get into a setting and you have given me inspiration!! Also your thread drawing of Fonzie is spot on! Great job!

Linda J said...

I am so incredibly late getting around for this hop---on deadline, 3 must get done soon items---but now that I am on the binding I hope to check in on all of you!

I am too late for the drawing and read your later responses for why Fonzie crossed the road. You did a great job on both of your quilts and T a wonderful job on the quilting. You may have both done roosters but reversing the colors makes it look like an entirely different pattern. Enjoying the chicken and turkey facts you have posted each day too, even if it is after the fact, LOL.

Shanna said...

I really like your blocks, so clever! My favorite one is the one with the feathers flying about, so sweet! I used to live on a farm that had chickens and even then I did not know they had earlobes!

I have already seen a very creative story posted already, so I won't venture a guess what Fonzie was doing, thanks for sharing the story and your works, they both were very creative!

Pamela said...

Oh my gosh, Vickie...your quilts are fabulous! You are so talented. Thank you for sharing!