This was my first attempt at a completely done hand appliqué project. My husband had knee joint placement and I knew I would be spending a good part of a couple days at the hospital so I decided to prepare this project to do while idling away hours and hours at the hospital.
I also finished 36 of these 10.5 inch blocks to put together in a quilt for my guild's Warm Wrappings charity division. I have had the Alison Glass fabric for a couple years now and have just not ever been crazy about them. They are similar to Batiks. I still had tons left over after I finished these blocks and have tucked them into a bag to give to my friend Michelle. Now it is her turn to do something with them. She makes quilts for Hospice so they will also go to a good cause.
After starting my Flower Pot wall hanging and finding not only did I purchase a great deal of Kaffe Fassett fabrics I discovered I actually have some pretty wild fabrics in my stash as well. So I got busy starting a new project with them.
This was just an experiment with these wild colored fabrics so I tried a couple blocks that end up 6.5 by 9.5 and I think they will be fun to fool around with.
Oh, these are fun. So I should have a good time mixing and matching these over the next few months and see how that goes.
For my chicken fans out there when talking about wild colors here my daughter's chicken Patrick.
My daughter rescued him off the highway on the way home one day. He wasn't very old and sense he was so pretty she named him Patricia thinking he was a hen. Well Patricia turned out to be Patrick. Here he is with some of his hens that he has adopted from the FFA project chicks that were part of my oldest grandson school project. There are actually 9 hens for him to keep herd on. That keeps him pretty busy.
Patrick looks evil, lol. I like those experiment blocks, very interesting. Perhaps some hst strategically placed around them to look like leaves.ReplyDelete
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Hi Donnalee, congrats on your finish! Applique is perfect for spending time waiting. I hope your husband is well. I really like how those wild fabrics are looking in those blocks. Looks like Patrick is happy in his new home :-) Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks!ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee! Patrick is really pretty and I'll bet those 9 hens keep him hopping. HAHA! I'm glad he was rescued - geez, how did he get by the highway? I hope someone didn't just drop him there. Your Kaffe prints are wild but I really like that addition of the tree branches or whatever you call them. They seem to tame them down a bit, don't you think? They are a different sized block, too - that will be a fun project and I look forward to seeing it. Thanks for linking up today! ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
I love your wild experiments!ReplyDelete
I love your hand appliqué project. So much work.ReplyDelete
Still enjoying Patrick. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the fast finish! Handwork is great for whiling away the hours as you sit and wait. I really love those Flower Pot blocks. Kaffe is so yum! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
A nice finish and you have some interesting projects on the go.ReplyDelete
Love, love, LOVE those wild new blocks!! What pattern is that? Mr. Rooster look quite pleased with his new life.ReplyDelete
Love your finish - and those new blocks are so great. What a funny Rooster! Thanks for linking to Finished or not finished friday!!ReplyDelete
Handwork on the go is always a great idea. It finished up beautifully!ReplyDelete
Patricks got some pretty wild hair going on there! Lovely finish too. Those blocks do look like you will have fun with them!ReplyDelete
Good you have take along projects. And Patrick looks like quite the character!ReplyDelete
A your wild and crazy fabrics are going to be great. Patrick is also a wild and crazy looking bird.ReplyDelete
Those wild trees are great! Do you know what breed Patrick is? (From the photo I thought about photos I've seen of Carnival (the South American version of Mardi Gras) -- outlandish headdresses.)ReplyDelete
Looks like you're making some tree blocks like the ones I just finished for my Arboretum quilt. Aren't they fun? They're great for wild fabrics. If anyone wants to see my post about making them here's a link http://www.springleafstudios.com/2019/11/arboretum.htmlReplyDelete