I’ve finished up the last rooster and attached the binding to the front. Now I have to stitch it to the back as soon as I add some corner pockets for hanging. Here are some shots of the rooster.
I am making progress on Jack’s quilt. All the little chicks are finished.
I removed all the egg since I did not like them with tulle. I made two of each egg and sewed them together. Then I slit the back and turned it and added a piece of batting. Finally, I reattached them with a blind hem stitch. I finished sewing around all the feathers on the second white hen.
Then I worked on the rooster Jack call’s Chicken Man. That’s the one pictured at the top of this entry. The last one was this beautiful brown hen. Just one rooster left to quilt.
I’ve finally gotten around to quilting. I was able to finish 4 more baby chicks, 2 juveniles and one frizzle hen. My biggest setback has been breaking needles. I also had to take out most of the hen’s stitching and redo it. The thread was looped on the back. Spent the day working o my machine to no avail. Finally I tried rewinding the bobbin. It worked. Now I’ ready to work.
I decided my quilt needed some more birds. I’ve added another hen and another chick. After I placed them I added some eggs.
Everything was taken off and rearranged quiet a few times. I photographed the arrangements so I could compare the layouts. I’ve finally decided on one and used diluted tacky glue to anchor the pieces to the quilted background. This will keep everything in place and will help keep pieces from fraying. Now I am ready to start appliquéing. I will then finish up with thread painting.
I’ve finished all the appliqué for the fowl and have only seven more rows of fencing. I added a bit more fabric details, but all the rest will come from thread painting once I appliqué them to the quilt.