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!
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 😉
Don’t forget! You can click below (now through the 29th) to see who’s up next in this Poultry inspired blog-hop!
- Black Tie Boogie! (pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com)
136 thoughts on “Black Tie Boogie: a quilted poultry blog-hop”
How I envy this talent! Beautiful work.
Kim, I have been having such a good time learning this craft, thank you!
Oh, she is beautiful in all her guises! What a great themed blog hop 😀
Thank you, Annie! I had so much fun doing this and the theme was perfect for me! 😀
From someone who can’t even sew a missing (emphasis on missing) button on, I bow to you!
Aww, you’re going to give me a fat head, Julie! Thank you! 😉
Love your hen, she is a cute chick! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Jabasew, I had so much fun with this!
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.
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!
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.
Thank you so much, Vickie, I’m glad I found out about it in time! I really enjoyed this. May I join in again some time?
She’s very cute! I like the stained glass effect when you hang a pieced top against the light. I made a pair of patchwork curtains to purposely take advantage of it.
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! 😀
Your little hen is too adorable!
Thank you, Amy!
I love your cute pillow it is a cutie. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.
Thank you! You have all made me feel so welcome, Britt-Inger Jonsson!
She is very cute. Your quilting is beautiful and she makes a wonderful pillow! Thank you for sharing today.
Thank you, Charlotte, she was fun to learn on!
Your quilt/pillow is gorgeous! Love the quilting on it!
Thank you, Thearica, I had a great time working on her. Speaking of great time, I do hope your birthday was wonderful!
What a cute chick to appear on this blog hop! Great job!
Thank you, Kathy, I really did enjoy this experience!
Thanks for sharing your cute pillow.
Joyce, it was such fun to participate, thank you!
I love the block! I have a similar one in my pattern stash, and I even have a couple of them that are ready for the border lattice. I should get going!
Michelle, I hope to see them when you are done, and thank you!
Your Rhode Island Red project is adorable, and I love that it can be converted into a pillow!
Elizabeth, I couldn’t make up my mind about what I wanted her to be… so she got to be both! 😉 Thank you!
Love your little Rhody.- what a cute pillow.
Thank you, Lillian! All these lovely comments have me fired up to do more now!
very nice chick
Thank you, Marjorie!
totally wake up and be noticed piece….love it
Madame Samm, I’m glad you like it, and thank you for letting me join into all the fun! This experience was very good for me. 🙂
You did a great job, Lynda, she’s adorable!! I love how you turned her into a pillow! Very cute!
Thank you, Ginger! This was a fun experience for me. 🙂
She’s adorable! blessings, marlene
Thank you, Marlene, I’m so glad you like her! She was so much fun to make.
I love this chicken pillow so much!! It turned out beautiful!
Anke, thank you for visiting and for your comment. She sure was fun to do! 😀
WOW! Love what you have made!
Thank you, Agnes!
Wow, they are so cute… love them!
Thank you, Jane, I’m glad you like her!
Your Rhode Island Red is beautiful and I love how you stitched it! I’m so glad you hopped on in to play with us and share your great project. :O)
Thank you, Carol, I have really been made to feel welcome here! 😀
Such a great project. Your stitching is beautiful.
Thank you, Leah, I was just looking at some of your work and I am in awe!
Thank you, Emily C!
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!
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! 🙂
Very nice work! I love the stained glass looking one and perfect for this Hop. Thanks for sharing.
DeAnna, the stained glass is the same quilt. Pinning it to a sheet over the window brought out this surprise look! I’m so glad you like it! 😀
Don’t you love it when you get a UFO crossed off the list? Yeah! She’s darling and your quilting is lovely!
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! 😉
What a darling little chicken project. What a great idea taking it from a wall hanging to a pillow covering!
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. 😉
You are so talented!
You are so nice to me. Thank you, Diana!
Adorable pillow. She’s some chick!
Thank you, Marcy!
Adorable pillow…and sEw perfectly stitched. Congratulations on completing a UFO. Thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline
Pauline, thank you, I had fun sharing!
Cute cute 9 patch and a finished UFO. Who has ever heard of such a thing. LOL!! Congrats on both. I love your chick.
Thank you, Joan… It is good to know I am not the only one with UFO sightings in my studio! 😉
You should never doubt yourself!! How awesome this it! Loved the slideshow … from wallhanging to pillow 🙂 Clever!
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!
Very cute, Lynda! I love it!
Thank you, Evil Squirrel! maybe my next mini-quilt should be a squirrel or a Rainbow Donkey? 😉
I would highly approve of that! 🙂
I imagined you would…
So nice, thanks for sharing
Thank you, and thanks for visiting too!
Thanks for sharing, very nice
Thank you, Rose!
Thanks for sharing your delightful pillow sham! I love makign pillow covers they can liven up a room really quick!
Thank you, Sparrowinflight, they certainly do!
Lynda, I would love to have your talent to make a quilt like that, and I am very glad that you found my blog. Have a great day.
Thank you, Homestead Dad! I am glad you found my blog too! 😉
What a cute chick!
Thank you, In the Boon Docks!
wonderful pillow, and yes the one does look like stained glass, very cool effect. thanks for shairing
Thank you, Lori! I found that shot by accident when I hung it in the window. 😉
Nice! I wish I knew how to make such creative and beautiful warm things.
I love blankets and quilts, especially when I can wrap them around me in the cold of winter.
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. 😀
The stained glass photo is priceless. Thanks for sharing.
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!
Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Judy, it was really a fun project!
Great project…loving all the fowl!
Yes, there is some really amazing work being done by all in this blog-hop! Thank you, Shari!
What a sweetie your little Rhody is. She is perfect for Black Tie Boogie. Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss…
My Rhodies are my favorite of all my chickens. They have such sweet and mellow personalities! Thank you, Sherry!
Love the quilting on your pillow. The “stained glass” photo is too cute. Great job on the hidden zipper.
Thank you, Evelyn. The stained glass effect was a surprise when I was setting it up for the photos!
Aren’t you sneaky with a zipper. Great idea. I really like your fowl and enjoyed your photos. Thanks for sharing.
Carla, I really did have fun with this project. Having a deadline somehow made me work harder too. 😀
Great block and project. Love that rooster!
Thank you, Debby!
Fantastic job on your Rhody, love that little red border!
Thank you, Loretta!
What a cute chick!
Thank you, Colette!
Love your pillow! Wish I could get mine to look so professional. 🙂 I guess I need to practice using your tips! 🙂
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) 😀
What a lovely Rhode Island Red… you are very talented my friend!
Thank you, Lori! Not so much talented as tenacious I think…
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.
LJ, the hand quilting is something new for me. I found it very relaxing work. Thank you!
Great work on your pillow! Very lovely quilting.
Thank you, Julie, this was a good practice piece for me!
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.
Chantal, I am having such a good time with my work. Thank you! I look forward to seeing your work someday. 🙂
Rhody looks fabulous as a pillow! Great way to use up scraps by turning them into something useful AND beautiful.
Thank you, Jan! It is fun to make something from ‘nothing’.
Your hen is adorable. Thank you for sharing
Thank you, Maggielou! So glad you stopped by and for your comment. 🙂
Your Rhody is quite a sweetie – and beautiful too.
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! 😀
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.
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!
Too wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Pamela! I enjoyed your barn quilt pictures too, so beautiful!
I am behind the crowd but still enjoying all everyone is sharing.
I like your stained glass look,
Thank you, DogsMom! You are not the only one who is behind… I just this minute have finished my “Thank yous” to everyone! 😉
Wow you have been busy. What beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing
Clever and talent are not wasted on you, Newsurfiegirl! Thank you for vising and your compliment, and a big thank you for introducing me to *The (secret) Toy Society. What an amazing and inspiring idea!
*For those who want to know more about the STS look here! http://thetoysociety.blogspot.com.au/
It is a satisfying feeling to finish something that has been so long in the making. Its lovely 🙂
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! 🙂
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.
Been visiting your space and love all the work you have gotten done! Fun and beautiful creations all! Thanks, Linda!
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!
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.