Sunday, September 13, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitching

This week I finished a 12" block for the Aberfoyle Fall Fair block challenge. The theme is 175 years of agriculture and each block has to have the three challenge fabrics.
I started with some machine pieced 4" chicken blocks (see Friday's post) and after the first 3 blocks decided to try to applique a corn stalk in the middle of the block... you know, for the chickens to have something to eat.

I altered a pattern from the "Use it up" book to make the corn stalk, which had to fit between the two columns of chickens. I was delighted that my hand applique skills have improved enough that I was able to stitch a design that was quite complicated (for me) with lots of thin pieces, points, and curves. 


So here it is... hope you can tell that it's a corn stalk!?!

I call it "We feed the chickens and the chickens feed us! 

What are you hands stitching today?
Link up your blog post below and share your creativity with us.






29 comments:

  1. I loved your chooks but the corn makes it special.

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  2. Wow! It's just adorable, and oh, so clever!

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  3. I saw the chickens the other day and now this is just adorable!! What a great idea...love it.

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  4. I saw the chickens the other day and now this is just adorable!! What a great idea...love it.

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  5. I love it! You did a great job! Such cute chickens.

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  6. Those are happy little chickens! Great block!

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  7. very interesting looking chickens - love them.

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  8. Great looking corn stalk. Wish all ours had 3 cobs each.

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  9. I love your block, it turned out great!

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  10. Love your corn stalk - it definitely looks like the ones growing in the fields around here! Your appliqué looks great Kathy, I hope you're enjoying some more today :)

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  11. Oh boy..the corn stalk moved this whole project up a couple of notches in the fun factor!!!

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  12. I can definitely tell that's a corn stalk.

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  13. Great job on your cornstalk, Kathy--and I'll bet the chickens appreciate your thoughtfulness. : )

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  14. I really love the chickens and the corn stalk. Very creative!

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  15. Beautiful ears of corn! What a great pairing with those tiny chickens.

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  16. I love your chickens and your corn!

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  17. I love the way you personalized those chick blocks. It looks like a corn stalk to me.

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  18. What a lovely chicken quilt you've made. This one is going to my "to do"-list.

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  19. Yes, it looks like a corn stalk. Creative.

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  20. Your corn stalk is wonderful! Love the chicken blocks, too. Great idea.

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  21. clever idea Kathy, and I guess this is not a transgenic corn. :) Very well done. Have a great week! Hugs

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  22. I like how you've combined different patterns to come up with your design. Sweet.

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  23. I was away on the weekend so I will be joining in a little late this week.Those are tiny wee chickens!! and yes it does look like a corn stalk!!

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  24. Cute quilt and of course we can tell its a corn stalk

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  25. What a fun challenge piece.

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