Saturday, August 02, 2008

Tomato Update and Chickens

Here's the latest status on my tomatoes... there are 19 cherry tomatoes, and 9 that are close to the size of a tennis ball on down to egg sized ones. And I ate a medium size one for lunch, on my sandwich. :)

Don't tell, but half of the ones in the bowl are destined to meet their end tonight, in my salad. :D


I've also been making sample chickens for the "Fowl Play" class I'm teaching at my quilt guild's retreat in November. Here's the one I call Spring Chicken, made with floral fabrics. All her half square triangles are leftover from mitering binding. I plan to add eyelashes, earrings and a necklace. She insisted on a closeup, she's such a diva:


These next two I'd like to introduce you to are Tom Turkey and his wife, Plain Jane. Jane is made from 4½ inch squares, and Tom's made from a couple 4 patch blocks with a grandmother's fan tail. Both of them are stuffed with a mix of polyfil and split green peas.


I also wanted to show that they could be made larger (I used two 6 inch orphan blocks) and not in 'chicken colors' so here's a bird made of blue fabric and stuffed with rice... so she's the Country Chicken with Rice, naturally. :) I'm trying to think of a double-barreled name for her... Rae Ella? Emma Lou? any suggestions?


These last three chicks are made from 3 inch squares, and went together really fast. They're my protest group... :D I decided to make the signs folded cards, with a pocket where I can slip them over the popsicle stick when I want to change their message.


Then, if I made new computer cards, I could use them in the library display case, they could say... REED MOR BOOK
or maybe instead... SPEL MOR BETR, next to a display of grammar books and dictionaries.

14 comments:

Ali Honey said...

A turkey stuffed with split peas- haha! I do love his TAIL!

Ann said...

The chickens and turkeys are sooo cute! The idea of using them for your library displays with different signs is a great idea.

Joyce said...

I love the chickens. You are so creative with the embellishments. I have only ever stuffed mine with leftover batting. They'd probably sit more solidly using rice or peas. It is a good use for that huge bag of batting bits though.

floribunda said...

too funny! I love the editorializing chickens!

Purple Pam said...

How about Tuella Riceen for the blue chicken? I adore your chickens. They look like so much fun to make.

Candace said...

Your poultry are adorable, and the tomatoes look delicious. There's nothing like a fresh from the garden tomatoe.

Susan said...

The chickens are adorable! I'd love to see a library with those signs. LOL! The tomatoes look yummy!

julieQ said...

Yummy looking tomatoes! I sure love your chickens, so cute.

sammyjo said...

Wow they are so cool i love their signs Nice work!

KCQuilter said...

How absolutely adorable!!!! Love all the fowl and the darling signs. Wish I could take the class!!!!

Helen in the UK said...

Your chickens are WONDERFUL!! I bet your Guild are going to have too much fun making these at their retreat :)

Shasta said...

These chickens are so adorable! I've been meaning to make some of these, and never got around to it, but I definitely should, seeing what wonderful things you have done with them.

ria said...

Adorable chickens! Do you ever sell any of the things you make on Etsy?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Your chickens (and Tom) are just tooooo cute! Love them. The signs are a riot too.
Cheers!
Evelyn

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