Winner, winner, chicken dinner. No, we're not going to eat these chickens that I created for the Show Your Wings bloghop. We've always had chickens on and off thru the years. We just had family Christmas Day at one of our sons house and he brought out Chicken Ginger to hang out with us. Yes, their chickens are named after family members, thus Chicken Ginger. And they have Dixie, Louise, and Blondie just to name a few. All was fine and well till she pooped on the carport and was taken back to the coop.
Some others in the family have ordered baby chicks for the spring and are they just arrived flapping their little wings . Sister says I should make a chicken quilt. Then along comes the Show Your Wings bloghop and I was brainstorming what to do for it. So its chicken wings for Show Your Wings with these whimsical chickens.
I used fabric I had in my stash and was surprised to find a yellow/tan that looks like chicken wire that’s good for the background. There was only enough for eight big blocks, no more. So I made it work.
The backing is a kind of a toille farm scene with chickens and goats and barns that I had from who knows when or where. And I had just enough red to put around the huge blocks. The blocks range from 8x16 to 12x12. The reds weren't measured to any specific size. They were cut to fit between the blocks. It came together without a pattern or plan. I just "winged" it as it evolved along.
The chickens body parts are cut from a free-handed drawn template. The bodies are from different black fabrics to give them a cohesive look. Then different wings and feathers. The beaks, combs, and feet are all matching. Some do look as if they may be a rooster.
The baby chick blocks are just hatched and still in the cracked egg.
They are appliqued to the tan/yellow and then surrounded by random size red fabric to offset each in the lineup
It's a finished measurement of 50"x78. I'm thinking it will be a cute throw for a farmhouse sunroom.
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