Friday, September 28, 2012

Do you ever feel you are being watched?

I do........


 chooks in a row



I did have a problem with some of them..... I made a few that were looking over their @#&*  tail feathers so a bit of reverse stitching was required..... 
(note to me - pay attention to which seam you are sewing)



I wanted a bit of weight so these are filled with little plasticy teady bear filling beads - the pins do go in fine but I'm not too sure if it will be good for them (the pins) long term....

Excellent for holding down pattern pieces.....

I ran out of beads..... so some of them are slumped in a corner looking like they have had the stuffing knocked out of them ...

in fact, of course, they haven't had any stuffing yet to be knocked out of them


.... I made up 5 1/2" squares of 'fabric' with selvages and used THIS tutorial ....

rather cute chooks......

.... eyes all over the place.... even watching me pin the quilt  ....



Righto, Gotto Go.......  I am being watched ......

33 comments:

  1. You're being invaded by chickens. They look great Fiona. Those eyes are making sure you baste correctly! LOL!

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  2. Very cute chooks Fiona....but lookout for those eyes watching you ha ha!

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  3. If they start to attack let us know and we will come save you! :o)

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  4. Here a chook... there a chook... everywhere a chook chook!
    Great effort! :)

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  5. lol,lol,you are so funny,eyes everywhere the invasion of the chickens,hide.Enjoy your day my friend.xx

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  6. What excellent chicken pattern weights! Yeah, I'd be re-stitching...every single one of them lol!

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  7. Great project for all your spare eyes.
    Glad they're keeping an eye on your new project.
    Enjoy that quilt.

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  8. I love selvedge projects and your cookies are really cute.

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  9. Wow, you've got a real henhouse happening there :o)
    Is that a SKOFW I spy being pinned?

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  10. Chickens everywhere , so cute , love them with the selvages .

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  11. Love your chooks, I made some years ago, but they were log cabins, I think I used rice to weigh them down. Its a great use for selvedges though...(rather have log cabins on a quilt) and will make lovely gifts...I assume you dont need 8 new pin cushions!

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  12. I love your selvage chooks, but I love the pile of unstuffed ones the most! They make me laugh! :0)

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  13. Love them. What a great way to use up selvages.
    thanks for the link to the tutorial....

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  14. too funny...love your pin cushions

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  15. Those eyes are very funny! How much more do you reckon you will get done before you go?

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  16. Just adorable - you will be able to start a farm soon. Have you tried rice as stuffing?? I always put it in my pincushions and its nice & heavy. (I usually zap it in the microwave a bit first in case there are any little creepy crawlies - or you could try a low oven). Love your new header too - bet that came from your Toowommba day???

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  17. Love your chooks. They are so cute. Hugs,

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  18. Your chooks are delightful and have to bring a smile to those who see them. Looks like they are great as pin cushions and as pattern weights. Smart move.
    And I had to crack up at the eyes on the clips holding the quilt.
    Good luck with your pinning.

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  19. Oh, I love those chooks, what fun

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  20. you have quite a flock happening there!
    How exciting you are pinning your skow quilt!

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  21. Oh I just love them! I hope they are all hens and there isn't a rooster in there......you will have baby chicks running everywhere!!!! Hugs

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  22. Poor flat chookies. I hope the stuffed ones are not making them feel deflated...The poppies look so beautiful on your header.

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  23. They are a nosy lot of chooks aren't they? But I suppose if they are helping you to sew then they can be excused!

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  24. Fiona at least these chooks aren't the types that will wake the neighbours at dawn! They look great, and I've loved reading this post... x

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  25. Those are absolutely gorgeous! The first thing taught myself to sew was one of those chickens. I kept sewing the tail on the inside! lol I always have at least one on the dash board of my car. Seeing yours has inspired me to make some more!

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  26. They make me think of Kath and Kim......Look at me, Look at me, Look at me.......LOL

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  27. Cute chooks...hope the flat chooks have put on some weight...have you tried crushed walnut shells? they work a treat.

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