Thursday, October 18, 2012

Funky Chicken - October

Whew!  Busy month, plus my sewing time on October's things is cut short by a week and a half.  Not complaining about this as I'll be staying with a friend and having nothing but fun!!
Anyway, here's the finished Funky Chicken block.

October 2012
October 2012-closeup
I'm anxious to start assembling this top. The borders & sashing will be black with tiny crayola-colored confetti bits all over.  I'll quilt-as-you-go with these large 16.5 inch blocks.  I think I'll do a bit of fussy quilting on the chicken, matching thread colors, then do a filler-type quilting around the chicken, again in a matching thread.  I don't want to do meandering stippling around the chicken, so was thinking about doing some of the different free motion patterns I've been doing for the FMQ challenge.  Each block different.

Opinions on this is most welcome. My skin is thick and I can take criticism, so don't hesitate to post what you think.  I have the hardest time choosing what will enhance the quilt pattern.

Keep on Stitchin'!!


  1. Look at all that great stitching on Mr. Funky Chicken...can't wait to see the top together. Great job!

  2. OMG! This is so very cute@ I love whimsical designs - Did you design this or is this a pattern? I would love to make this chicken!

  3. Thanks BillieBee. I'm looking forward to the finished top, too. I'm hoping to start on the block quilting soon. I just can't decide how I want to quilt the areas behind the chickens....

  4. Hi Roberta. Thanks! The Funky Chicken patterns are from Fat Cat Patterns. There is a link on the right under Check Out These Sites. I am making these traditional appliques into machine embroidered appliques for my use only.