Black Tie Boogie: a quilted poultry blog-hop

Well, here I am with a *UFO that is finally finished! I began this nine-patch block a year ago and then just set is aside and forgot all about it.  Then I heard about the Black Tie Boogie  chicken themed, blog-hop and just knew I had to participate!

So, after all this time, I resurrected the little Rhode Island Red.  She was constructed from some scraps I had left over from the first full-sized quilt I made.   I framed her in a half-inch border of red batik, followed by a two-inch border of brown batik.  Then I began the hand quilting, and binding, and now she’s done!

Hint:  Clicking the first photo will take you into the carousel for a closer look!

Please don’t forget to visit all the other lovely quilting ladies in the hop today!

November 21
   Pigtales and Quilts ~ Happy Birthday Thearica !
Life on the Farmlet  <— you are here  🙂

Thank you Vicky of More Stars in Comanche  and Madam Samm of Sew we Quilt for hosting this blog-hop and for making me feel comfortable to join into all the fun!


* For my non quilting friends:  UFO = UnFinished Object  😉

136 thoughts on “Black Tie Boogie: a quilted poultry blog-hop

  1. Victoria says:

    Lovely job, Lynda.
    I do so admire your patience in doing those tiny running stitches by hand. The only patchwork I’ve ever made was done via sewing machine some twenty years ago. It was nice, (in fact very nice), but I always wished I’d had the patience to hand sew a ‘true’ quilt. I used to do tapestry & Blackwork and have a sampler hanging on my wall, but all that’s gone now I can’t see so well.
    I remember going to a Quilting Fair in country Victoria once and being blown away by the hours of work they must have taken.
    I’m glad you finally finished your cushion – hope it is the start of bigger projects to come.

    • Lynda says:

      I totally understand how you felt at the Quilting Fair! It is a humbling experience to see all those teeny-tiny stitches, and the creativity of the sewists! Thank you, Victoria!

  2. Vickie says:

    Wow Lynda ! You shot into the hop world with a big bang ! Each of your hand stitches are exactly the same….wonderful work ! It’s noisy in my house right now, I’m clapping for you ! I’m glad you joined the hop.

    • Lynda says:

      Kate, thank you! Your comment is giving me an idea for the bathroom window at our Mountain Farmlet. However, we must install the window first. It doesn’t have one at the moment! But it will, and that gives me some time to work! 😀

  3. Kathleen Clark says:

    I’m so glad you finished your UFO! It’s a charmer. I had to give up needlework after my stroke (too multitasking and small for my brain), so I have UFOs that date over 10 yrs now. Recently found that cardmaking can fill that creative gap in my life as it lets me play with and feel colors and textures again, so I am very grateful for that. Your work is lovely and how fun to be part of a hop!

    • Lynda says:

      Kathee, the many fine things you have completed are so wonderful! You have more talent in your little finger than I can imagine for myself in my lifetime. I am sorry that you may not finish your UFOs, but know that whatever you do in their stead, it will be amazing! It always is.
      Thank you! 🙂

    • Lynda says:

      Deonn, thank you! I used to think I was the only one with UFOs. It felt wrong to love something so much and then to have unfinished items lurking in my studio. It is good to know that I am normal! 😉

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Quilted Cat! This dual purposed project happened at the last minute before I put on the binding… I simply couldn’t make up my mind. 😉

    • Lynda says:

      LB, having a deadline, and not knowing what the other participants would be showing was intimidating, but it made me work harder! I really did have fun with this, thank you!

    • Lynda says:

      YES! I live wrapped in warm things for the winter, Mary. I have a quilt that the ladies from our church in California made for me when I was home with a broken foot. It is like a hug from them every time I use it. 😀

    • Lynda says:

      Audry, that stained glass shot was found by accident when I hung it in the window for a photo. The morning sun just burned right through it and I liked it!

    • Lynda says:

      Gail, I was just visiting over at your blog, and for the moment at least I can’t see that you have a single spare moment for anything new! As for looking professional, well I see that you are doing a whole bunch of things that I couldn’t even dream of! Search and rescue? Holy cats you are so active! (We are the same age BTW) 😀

  4. LJ says:

    Rhode Island Red is very cute and I loved the close-up views because it was so neat to see your stitching and piecing up-close. Congrats on the UFO finish.

  5. chatou11 says:

    Hi Lynda, I love this chicken and I went to see your beautiful bedspread.. Thank you for sharing Lynda, I appreciated very much.
    Your must be proud of yourself.
    One day I should send you by mail, the small things I liked to do.

    • Lynda says:

      Baa, thank you so much for your visit! My Little Red Hen is one of my favorites in the chicken yard. BTW, I used to have a little monkey called Mr. Banana, and he got to travel everywhere with me when I was a teacher. We had so much fun together, and then ‘we’ shared all the pictures with my classroom. They loved it! 😀

      • Baa. xxx says:

        Coolio – I would have loved to meet Mr Banana – what a fun thing to share with your class – I was a very sad lambie when Eureka finished too – it so suited my quirky sense of humour – mine and Miss H’s.

        • Lynda says:

          Every once in a while I do a post under the byline of “Once upon a time in the west”. Perhaps one day (in the not too distant future) I will feature Mr. Banana and a few photos from his trips, as well as share some of the children’s writing from his diaries! My students used to take him home with them and write about what they did when he came to visit and read with them. 😉 Such fun we all had!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Rachel, and yes it is. It was just what I needed to get me going again. I have another project I am working on, and two more waiting in the wings! 🙂

  6. Linda J says:

    I am so incredibly late getting around for this hop—on deadline, 3 must get done soon items—but now that I am on the binding I hope to check in on all of you! What a cute pillow you made! The fact that it is no longer a UFO is even better.

  7. Mary Strong-Spaid says:

    Lynda…I wish I was so talented! Your work is beautiful.
    Very cold weather is predicted for the weekend and I will be pulling out any and all blankets that I have.
    I don’t know if I told you….my grandson recently got 5 hens (he lives in a suburb in Texas). He is so proud. He gave them all wonderfully creative names!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Mary!
      I know! It is getting cold again here too. I fear that winter is going to be a killer this year, and that means tornadoes in spring.

      How exciting for your grandson! I would love to hear those names.

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