Sorry I haven’t blogged lately — I surprised myself by how much I’ve missed posting. I truly enjoy publishing my creations and getting your feedback so this time away was bittersweet. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the quilting retreat — met and made new friends, caught up with old ones, stayed up late quilting and got up early for more quilting and of course made some time to shop and dine. I brought my on-line friend Laura M’s funky chicken to work on — There are 13 of us in this Round Robin and the projects are as diverse as are we. Laura provided patterns but also gave us permission to do our own if desired.
If you look closely at the background fabric you’ll see that is is a white on white with feathers! It thrilled me to find that at my retreat. I just played with the fabrics, made a small ruffle for the comb, a modified prairie point for the beak and I used quarter circles for the tail feathers. Those were sewn right sides together, then turned out and formed into cones and then arranged in tail feather fashion, so they are dimensional. I braided embroidery floss together for the legs and they hang freely. The wing is a triangle sewn right sides together and then turned and gathered then satin stitched to the body. The wattle is just a bit of gathered fabric and a red button completes this colorful fellow.
Now they are on their way to Lynn and from there to the other legs of this RR. This is Round Robin 30 for most of these participants and includes ladies from Canada and all parts of the USA. I think this is my fourth RR with this group and I look forward to many more.