Sunday, November 24, 2013

Day #5 of the Black Tie Boogie


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.