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:

Christine M said...

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

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

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

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

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

Cheryll said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Daffycat said...

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

Mistea said...

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

Susan said...

I love selvedge projects and your cookies are really cute.

Narelle said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Sue SA said...

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!

Terry said...

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

Maria said...

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

sunny said...

They're adorable!

Chookyblue...... said...

all your chooks look great........

Barb said...

too funny...love your pin cushions

Jennifer said...

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

Susan said...

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???

Jeanette said...

Love your chooks. They are so cute. Hugs,

Karen said...

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.

Loopylou said...

Oh, I love those chooks, what fun

marina said...

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

Sunnybec said...

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

Michelle Ridgway said...

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

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love them Bubz....

Cheryl said...

Your chooks are as cute as

quilary said...

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!

Anthea said...

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

Sue said...

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!

katherine macwin said...

they look fantastic

simplestitches said...

cute chickens!

Nicky said...

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

Jindi's Cottage said...

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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