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!
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