Boogie in the Hen House (But No Black Ties)
|Fowl Play Collection by Benartex Fabrics|
I get to rock out again in the hen house with the Fowl Play fabrics I used a few weeks ago in a tutorial for Benartex. These are just so much fun, as you can see in the stack above: little chicks, chicken wire, chicken scratching and BIG hens with names from REAL chickens from a REAL chicken farm. There's even a border print with chickens on a wire which I used at the top and bottom of this table runner.
|Table runner using my Arrowheads "tilt" template|
I wanted to revisit these fabulous chicken and rooster panels and do something very different. This time I chose those with the blue chicken wire backgrounds.
|Same chickens with a blue background|
|OK. What kind of crazy thing is she going to do now?|
|Add two 60 degree triangles to each hexagon chicken|
|Sew three units into a larger half-hexagon (top and bottom as shown here)|
|But there's a BIG HOLE in the center!|
|All edges of the hexagon neatly turned under without any hand applique!|
|Chicken a la Ring Center|
|Chicken a la Ring Table Topper - on my dining room table|
|Chicken a la Ring Table Topper - outside in the fresh sunshine!|
|4 fat quarters and 6 chicken panels (all different chickens)|
Many thanks to Vicki of More Stars in Comanche who coordinated this hop. I love her blog and especially her dog TITUS. Hey, Titus - how're you doing today? (He's a dachshund who is as cute as my own dog). And of course, Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt who keeps all of us in line (or at least tries to). Now, go visit the other bloggers for today and see what they've come up with for the Black Tie Boogie!
Debby Kratovil Quilts (that's me)