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FUNKY Chicken Block Swap #2 - Sign-up deadline is March 31, 2011

FUNKY Chicken Block Swap #2 - Sign-up deadline is March 31, 2011

Old 01-05-2011, 02:09 PM
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oh okay! thanks! that makes sense....i am very excited for this!!!! and just to be sure--i assume our blocks all have an extra 1/2 inch for finishing later??? so like 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 for example?
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:51 PM
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That is correct raggedyann. You want to add the seam allowances to whatever size block you do
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SewExtreme
Originally Posted by raggedyann
i'd like to join in! i have a rooster kitchen and love funky chicks! one question--what is a fussy cut block???
Oh, I know the answer to your question. A fussy cut is where you cut a specific part of your fabric out. Let's say there is an egg in the print of your fabric, you center your cut to include that egg in the piece you cut. See thru rulers help a lot here. Make sure your cut is big enough to leave enough room for your seam allowances on all four sides so you don't lose your subject. :-D

Mariposa... you are so fast!!!

PS: where is Quilted Heart?
Linda the Quilted Heart is in Pullman, Wa!
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:57 PM
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Mariposa...are you going with just whatever colors...anyting goes or do you have any thoughts on it?

Swirligig is really cute..and you are so quick to whip her up like that!
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:25 PM
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I am going with whatever colors. I like the brighter ones.
Whatever strikes my fancy for the moment!
I figure anything goes, and it will all work together in the end! :) Will be fun to see everyone's creations!
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:53 PM
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Thanks Sandpat. I just drew Swirligig up on a 8 x 11 size piece of paper and she changed attitudes a bit. Will have to see if I can tame her into cooperatin' with me. Chickens can have a mind of their own.

Our chickens think that the stuff just beyond their reach has got to be better than what they have at hand! Well, our cows do that too. Hmmm.... quilters don't do that do they... the next piece of new fabric must be better than all that they have in their stash at home. Hmmm :lol:
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:58 PM
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SewExtreme you have a good point there...horses do that to, heads stretched over the fences..hmmmm.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:02 PM
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I have the designs of the chickens I want to do.............So tonight I decided to start going through my stash to pull funky fabric (this is not an easy chore)...................I finally realize I have no clue what a funky chicken looks like..........I've never done anything funky before.............this is going to be a real challenge.............. :thumbup:
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:52 PM
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This is the link to last years Funky Chicken Swap...maybe it will help you. We had some extremely awesome, funky chickens!
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:17 PM
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Got 2 more sets done and one more planned out. :)

(I'm trying to get these done before the Boomerang 4 F8's start coming in! LOL! :lol: )

Here's some photos:

Yolko Ono - 3-1/2" square

Dot - 9-1/2" square

Penny again (better photo) - 6-1/2" square

Peanut - pattern is drawn, but my fabric isn't supposed to arrive until tomorrow
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