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Monday, June 8, 2015

"Out of the Box and a Secret Garden."

Hello,

Happy Monday.

Late 2013 I purchased the book "Out of the Box with each blocks fun with free-form quilting" by Mary Lou Weidman and Melanie Bautista McFarland. Last week I bit the bullet and made up the quilt called.....


"Freddy Feathers Baby Chick. I started by doing the chickens comb and continued from there. After some initial hesitation with the free-form quilting it was actually a lot of fun making up the "hoochy angles" of the different pieces as I went along. The two fun thing about this type of quilting is that the shapes and sizes of the pieces are different on each and every persons quilt and the  new quilting terminology like the word Hoochy.


I have also  finished the Secret Garden pincushions which came in a kit which I won from Anthea a while ago.These ended up being a good size pincushion at 7 inches square.

Now I had better go and search out some backing for the chicken quilt. What are you sewing this week?

Happy days.
Bev C



20 comments:

Karen S said...

Your chick quilt is wonderful. Lovely colours.
And the pin cushions are gorgeous. I love these designs.

Judy said...

Those look like fun projects to work on! The pin cushions are such a great idea, and they would make great gifts.

Wendy said...

Such lovely projects Bev, the chicken quilt is so cute and quirky! Beautiful pincushions.

Jeanette said...

A very cute chicken quilt. Love the pincushions. Hugs,xx

shez said...

Hi Bev oh your chicken is very cute and those pin cushions are gorgeous and a great size,hope you have a wonderful day xx

marina said...

very sweet pincushions, have fun quilting your cute chick quilt.

Lynda said...

It's great to try something different (and see that it works).

Anthea said...

Great work on the quilt Bev - looks like fun once you got some confidence going!

And I do love your work on those pincushions, they're a good size!

Julie said...

Hi Bev, the chickie quilt looks like so much fun ... but OH those pincushions are just gorgeous - love the fabrics too.

Christine M said...

Your little chick is very cute. The pin cushions are gorgeous, Bev. xxx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How cute Bev.....those pin cushions are just lovely! Not doing too much sewing here this week!

Maria said...

I love Funky Quilts , your is cute.
Lovely pincushions too.

Fiona said...

love your chick quilt... that free form quilting sounds fun.... very sweet pincushions too... that size is great...
Hugz

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog.
Awww, what a sweet looking "Freddy Feathers" quilt. Those pincushions are so lovely. A very old fashion look to them.
I hope to post soon the dress I sewed up and also maybe start on another one, a different pattern view.
That's right, your going into your winter weather. You have a lot of roses too. Thank you for sharing your projects.
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend too.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Mrs Knitaddict said...


I wish I could visit you more often Bev, I find so difficult to blog around these days.
So much to see and admire in your Blog. Those cute chicks and pin cushions!
That sweet Blanket with Hearts..., those gorgeous Tea Towels for your children, those tiny dresses and those incredible Roses Cross Stitches! all so perfect.
I always show to my Jimmy your garden and he gets green of envy heeeeee this time he was even more jealous when he saw those bottles of olives right from your garden.
A profound admiration from the 2 of us.
Love, Dolly

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love the chick quilt and I really love the pretty pincushions! You always do such lovely work!

Nat Palaskas said...

Free form quilting is the only way I do best. Love the quirky chook block. You will have a lot of fun with this quilt! Hugs Nat

Draffin Bears said...

Hello Bev,

Love your sweet chickie quilt and your pincushions are lovely.
Hope you have a lovely week
hugs
Carolyn

Katherine said...

Love the chicken quilt and adore those gorgeous pin cushions! I have actually missed sewing lately until I attacked the pile of mending. I think it dented my creativity a little lol. Must get back to my embroidery when the house is settled again.

Kim said...

Your chicken quilt is very cute and your quilting does maketh this quilt.....lovely quilting. I have never heard of the beeswax idea....how clever!