Sunday, September 13, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitching

This week I finished a 12" block for the Aberfoyle Fall Fair block challenge. The theme is 175 years of agriculture and each block has to have the three challenge fabrics.
I started with some machine pieced 4" chicken blocks (see Friday's post) and after the first 3 blocks decided to try to applique a corn stalk in the middle of the block... you know, for the chickens to have something to eat.

I altered a pattern from the "Use it up" book to make the corn stalk, which had to fit between the two columns of chickens. I was delighted that my hand applique skills have improved enough that I was able to stitch a design that was quite complicated (for me) with lots of thin pieces, points, and curves. 


So here it is... hope you can tell that it's a corn stalk!?!

I call it "We feed the chickens and the chickens feed us! 

What are you hands stitching today?
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29 comments:

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I loved your chooks but the corn makes it special.

KaHolly said...

Wow! It's just adorable, and oh, so clever!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I saw the chickens the other day and now this is just adorable!! What a great idea...love it.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I saw the chickens the other day and now this is just adorable!! What a great idea...love it.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I love it! You did a great job! Such cute chickens.

Cath said...

Clever little chickens

The Cozy Quilter said...

Those are happy little chickens! Great block!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very interesting looking chickens - love them.

Chris said...

Great looking corn stalk. Wish all ours had 3 cobs each.

Needled Mom said...

LOVE the chickens and corn!!

Missy Shay said...

I love your block, it turned out great!

Stephie said...

Love your corn stalk - it definitely looks like the ones growing in the fields around here! Your appliqué looks great Kathy, I hope you're enjoying some more today :)

Rebecca said...

Oh boy..the corn stalk moved this whole project up a couple of notches in the fun factor!!!

Lisa J. said...

I can definitely tell that's a corn stalk.

Janet O. said...

Great job on your cornstalk, Kathy--and I'll bet the chickens appreciate your thoughtfulness. : )

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love it--the corn stalk is so fun!

Jeanna said...

I really love the chickens and the corn stalk. Very creative!

scraphappy said...

Beautiful ears of corn! What a great pairing with those tiny chickens.

SandraC said...

I love your chickens and your corn!

CathieJ said...

I love the way you personalized those chick blocks. It looks like a corn stalk to me.

tubakk said...

What a lovely chicken quilt you've made. This one is going to my "to do"-list.

Suzanne said...

Love your quilt design!

Karen said...

Yes, it looks like a corn stalk. Creative.

Jeanne said...

Your corn stalk is wonderful! Love the chicken blocks, too. Great idea.

Ivani said...

clever idea Kathy, and I guess this is not a transgenic corn. :) Very well done. Have a great week! Hugs

Kyle said...

I like how you've combined different patterns to come up with your design. Sweet.

Deanna W said...

I was away on the weekend so I will be joining in a little late this week.Those are tiny wee chickens!! and yes it does look like a corn stalk!!

Teresa said...

Cute quilt and of course we can tell its a corn stalk

Kate said...

What a fun challenge piece.