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Help me with my chicken quilt!!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by SloCrevs, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm doing a redwork chicken quilt. I've embroidered before, in fact I've done quite a bit of it. The thing I need help with however is pictures. I need pictures of chickens to trace and transfer to use as a base for my embroidery. So I'm here asking for pictures! I'm specifically looking for:
    roosters strutting around being their cocky selves
    hens scratching and foraging
    hens with chicks
    chicks in general
    roosters hangin' out with their flock
    and there is one that I really want, and if you have it, I will be eternally grateful.

    The big one: I want a rooster crowing on top of a wine barrel. That is one of the reasons why I'm not just google searching. So if you could help me out, that would be awesome!

    And I'll make sure to post pics as I go along. After this one is done I'll be working on a superhero quilt for my little bro. Thanks in advance!

    -Sarah
     
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  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I have a picture of a rooster crowing, but he's standing on porch railing. Would you be interested?
     
  3. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that sounds good too. Thanks.
     
  4. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sara,
    That's a terrific project you're undertaking! [​IMG]
    I haven't any photographs to help you, but good luck with finding just the perfect ones. Are you making this quilt for anything specifically? Sounds really ambitious.

    I quilt other people's quilt tops and love to see them.
    Please post photos when you're done. This sounds like an heirloom [​IMG] so be sure to make a label for the back.

    Good luck!
     
  5. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Carla. I just love doing "feminine" things that are lost to most of today's young people. I also sew my own clothing, and I knit and crochet. I can remember hand sewing clothes for my younger sister's barbies at 8 years old. I just decided I wanted to learn to quilt. I have one from my great grandmother, and it's gorgeous. This one is specifically for my stepmom's new kitchen. We're remodeling our house, and the kitchen is going to be chicken-style! That and I lov embroidery, so I saw the redwork design and knew it was for me!
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    how about hens foraging in snow I will go take one now LOL no roo here sorry I am getting wine crate nest boxes though I hope.



    Henry
     
  7. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything is good!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here's a pretty good silhouette from a weathervane I had saved on my computer and an emoticon image:
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  9. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the emoticon is very cute, and good simple outline and details. Thank you Cyn.

    -Sarah
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good luck! We'd love to see the quilt when you're done. Im a quilter myself, but my hands have too much pain now to do alot anymore, sadly. I do all mine by hand-machine phobia, LOL!
     

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