Friday, April 6, 2012

My Little Chicken to Finish a Busy Week

Okay, so this is my finish this week.

She is a project for my BOM club.   It was the first time I have done foundation piecing.  It would be good for some things but not for my favorite block - the log cabin.

I had hoped to have a couple other things completed today and make this post tonight.  BUT....The UPS man brought these.

And these:

So, instead of sewing, we planted 28 trees, 10 lavenders and a single switch grass.  That job is done!  They were all in the ground within five hours of arrival on our doorstep.

Now I have bathed and my husband wants homemade pizza for supper.  I am working tonight.  So, no sewing.  But, I did get these done this week:

All the blocks for my disappearing 4-Patch

The top for the Making Change:

I also worked on my BOM stuff.  I can't stand the yellow.  So, I am changing it to orange.  As usual, I didn't get everything I wanted done but I did okay.  Oh!  I took a couple classes on my HQ16 this week.  Can't wait to try what I learned.

I am linking up with Richard, Crazy Mom Quilts, The Fabric Addict and Amy Lou Who this week.  Be sure to check out the finishes everyone else have!  I have to say that the one The Fabric Addict posted is my favorite!

Keep Stitchin'


p.s.  Edited to add.... my son and DIL came home this weekend.  She saw my chicken and really liked it.  I said I didn't and she said, "I'll take her.  I don't have a pin cushion."  Since it was her idea I am going to assume she wasn't just being sweet and give the darn thing to her.  Yay me!  I did my project and I don't have to waste it or keep it!  Thank you MJ


  1. Love the colors in your quilts!

  2. Linked over from RichardQuilts. Love your little chicken! I have one someone made for me, and I cherish it. In fact, I was poking pins in it just today. Love the cheery colors in both your quilt tops.

  3. I have a chicken pin cushion. I love mine.

  4. Thanks, everyone. I just am not a fan of pin cushions. My mom and Mammaw kept their pins in Sucrets tins. When they were done with them, the pins were closed up securely. Pin cushions make me very nervous and take up space I feel would be better used for something else.

    I have to make another pin cushion for my BOM club and after the meeting next Monday I intend to send them to new homes that will love them.

  5. Cute chicken - maybe a slightly bigger version as a doorstop (and with a different patchwork scheme maybe...) I love your making change quilt top - what a cheerful quilt that will be!

  6. I just love the making change quilt top, I've got a similar one on my bed made from moda free bird, it looks insane but I love it so much!

  7. I love the little chicken! I must get round to making one myself! Your quilts are so colourful, really lovely :o)

  8. I love your little chicken too. I think it's cute. :)

  9. The chicken is really cute. That's funny that you mention the Sucrets tin, because I remember my mom and grandma using one of those too. They also had a pin cushion, made out of leftover scraps from some drapery fabric, and I still use it today. It looks like you have no trouble keeping busy! :)


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