I’ve been anticipating this blog hop since I first signed up for it. At the time, I was at a sheer loss as to what black tie’s had to do with turkeys, chickens, hens, and roosters. Alas, I got to work looking for inspiration on what I could make. Suffice it to say, when I find the artwork, I simply couldn’t decide what I liked more, so I did 3 blocks. While all the blocks themselves are around 9-inches finished, they main design of the block is only about 6-inches square with the exception of the rooster which is a 6×9 block. They were all first created in Electric Quilt 7, then recreated for machine embroidery in Bernina’s Designer Plus version 6 software. I like making mini wallhangings. Not minitures in the respect of a block that’s 4-inches, but just small wallhangings. So I’ve created the hen and the turkey in these small sizes and the rooster is to be the same. However, with the rooster I’m still at a loss on what I should do with the border. On the border of the hen, I went with a log cabin type of look. Log Cabin is one of my favorite all time blocks to do, simply because of the sheer amount of variations you can do with it. On the turkey block, I did a simple 2-inch square to surround it and then I’m going to add a final border of a black strip that will be around 1 1/2-inches wide. I’ve decided that with the rooster, should you have an idea, that I’d like some ideas of what I should do with it. So tell me in your comments,
I’d love to know what your thoughts are. The Country Hen’s artwork comes from Trina Clark The Turkey comes from Country Life Graphics and last but not least, the Rooster’s artwork comes from Cheryl Seslar. As a thank you for dropping by today, I am giving these blocks away to all who’d like to take them away..
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