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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 10431 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/12/20

5dogmom (CRISR5) said:

How many people have to vote in favor of the idea before our dear Pirate drops her important tasks to build a chicken coop?  There are two already!

Bwahahaha!!   Already beat you to the punch!  We had backyard chickens for about 20 years and in 2017, we finally got rid of ALL of them because Mr. Pirate bought us a small travel trailer.  I pointed out that we couldn't go on road trips hither and yon at the drop of a hat unless we found someone to tend to the chickens.  My goodnes, those chickens were *gone* faster than you can se Kentucky Fried!  :-)    Side note: we got rid of the last of the chicken coop accoutrements  recently to another family member who has just started that journey.  I say good luck to her!   We've done our bird-brain duty.  :-)

As far as chicken quilts .... I *had* started a needleturn applique chicken quilt prior to this project.  The project photo looked darling.  But in the execution process, I fell out of love with it and started this hexie project.  Perhaps, in time, I will return to the chicken applique project.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/12/20

I do like this quilt very, very much.  But as our dear Marj used to say it looks above my pay grade for it reeks of applique. I adore the humor behind this piece.

Howsomever is there a pattern I could purchase and study? 

Is this an original piece of art?

Dear Pirate, please tell me more.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

yeah, there's another version that has a smaller "pop-out" inside the hollow cube.

I have been looking at that one as well...................I am musing maybe making a larger version of some of these or a few scattered in a one block wonder.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

5/12/20

I meant some chicken fabric for your black, white, yellow chicken coop.  Nothing realistic, just humorous.

Cris in MT

 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/12/20

It was on a woman's blog, describing the quilts that she saw that caught her eye.  This one was an original (as you surmised) and executed by four different people as a pass-around.  Each person had the full picture and which quadrant they were to replicate.  Then, all four pieces were gathered in one place and stitched together into one top.  If you look closely, you might be able to see the seam line where the quadrants were.  There was no mention of who got to keep it.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/12/20

5dogmom (CRISR5) said:

I meant some chicken fabric for your black, white, yellow chicken coop.  Nothing realistic, just humorous.

ah, and here I was, taking you literally.  Well .. all I can say is .. one never knows!  :-)   

Ya know, I don't think I have chicken fabric in the proper scale.  I have eggs.  I have scraps of chicken wire.  MAYBE I might have some realistic chickens SOME PLACE.   Hmmm ... that could be another option .. have faces of people or animals looking out from the cube.  :-)

Mishii

From: Mishii

5/12/20

Absolutely it is machine pieced because there is no way I would ever ever hand piece anything!

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/13/20

I do have chicken , eggs, and chicken wire fabric.  If you are somewhat interested I'll post a photo to see if you would like any of it.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/13/20

Ah, thanks, Lynne.  But I'm gonna pass on it for now.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

5/13/20

Faces of people and animals could be fun, too.

Cris in MT

 

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