Monday, September 01, 2014
When I saw the list of possibilities for this challenge, it motivated me to start and finish a quilt I had been planning for a long time. So it became a celebration of National Spanish Heritage Month and National Chicken Month.
I have been saving fabrics that looked Mexican, and I will add this to my series of roosters that I have been working on this summer.
This measures about 17" x 18", and is all commercial cottons, fused and machine quilted.
I enjoy using fabrics in unusual ways, and the tail feathers are from a Laurel Burch print of horses, and the wings holding the maracas are from a very colorful tropical fish fabric...
It was lots of fun, fussy cutting each and every feather, and seeing it come together as I added them on, one by one.
This was a great challenge - very open-ended and accessible!