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Thread: SCARECROW AND Chicks????

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    Ok, here he is, my scarecrow. He's been hanging out on my felt wall for 2 years now and needs to be finished. but just couldn't decide what to do with him. After seeing all the beautiful chickens. I think maybe that is what he needs. I'm not big on appplique, but love all of you're chicks Please tell me what to do! :?:
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    How about an ear of corn on the ground beside the scarecrow. Are you going to put a border on this one?

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    He is a cute guy!! I thought corn too first...then if you aren't 'corn crazy' then I'd suggest fall leaves all the way around:)He will look great no matter what you decide.:)Skeat

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    I thought a few ears of corn , or some leaves...

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    hey, Ninnie, ya been keeping a man on the wall for two years and finally gonna throw him a few chicks?...what to do?...I'd move outa his way, lol!!! :lol: (and make him put that pitchfork down! :wink:)

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    Oh! Nice Scarecrow!

    When we made paper scarecrows each fall in my kindergarten class, the scarecrows weren't done until they had patches on their clothing. A red knee patch? You could applique a few little yellow chicks around his feet to help him fit in.

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    He's so cute.....great job!

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    now the corn idea, with the chicks...they could both jump on that...and about applique, you know you don't have to do it by hand. You could use Steam a seam2...it's adhesive on both sides, then machine the edges.
    My mom used to use fabric paint on edges of appliques to seal them.
    I haven't had enough practice for that, but not all that keen on the look, unless it's...lol...going on a wall!!! :wink:

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    That's so cute!!!

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    Thanks for all the great ideas!! I never thought of corn, QC , You are right he was lonely! Maybe a girl scarecrow? 2 years is a long time to do without. I guess I need to check in and see what time it is! :lol: :lol:

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    Great Scarecrow! I'd go with something at his feet, chicks, corn or leaves.

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    Love the scarecrow, he's a cutie! Great job :thumbup:
    I can remember seeing at some time in JoAnn Fabric some material with Indian corn on it or google corn fabric am sure there is some on ebay. Fuse that around his feet and some fall leaves too a couple of little chicks....and as someone else suggested patched knees...all self respecting scarecrows wear patches :wink: Also if it is going to be used as a wall hanging you could attach some raffia to the corn for the husk part. Can't wait so see how you finsih him up. :D

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    I think that he would look good with some straw coming out of his sleaves and a hole in his jeans (applique maybe?) And he needs a pumpkin or something in his field to guard.

    He is really adorable and I know you are going to have fun embellishing it up for fall.

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    Love your Scarecrow!!!!! So many good suggestions, I can't wait to see what you decide to do!!!! :D :D :D

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    I can't wait to see what I decide to do either! :lol: :lol: So many great ideas, I should have thought of at least one of them. Working on quilting a lap quilt but may have to work on scarecrow tomorrow! thanks so much for all the great ideas!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Thanks for all the great ideas!! I never thought of corn, QC , You are right he was lonely! Maybe a girl scarecrow? 2 years is a long time to do without. I guess I need to check in and see what time it is! :lol: :lol:
    lol, ninnie, thinking he, KNEW what time it is...time to get him a blow up, scarecrow lady!!!! and something for the stiffness in his joints from being pinned to wall so long, lol!! yeah, what man, wouldn't want a few chicks around his feet...and if they had some corn to nibble on, maybe they wouldn't peck the stuffin outa him! :lol:

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    You are absolutely right! So tell me QC, just how much do you like The Wizard of Oz? :lol: ok, now I have put lap quilt on hold and will get scarecrow some chicks!

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    Maybe a chicken pecking on an ear of corn at his feet. That quilt is a real cutie :!: :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    hey, Ninnie, ya been keeping a man on the wall for two years and finally gonna throw him a few chicks?...what to do?...I'd move outa his way, lol!!! :lol: (and make him put that pitchfork down! :wink:)
    Tee Hee, so funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    You are absolutely right! So tell me QC, just how much do you like The Wizard of Oz? :lol: ok, now I have put lap quilt on hold and will get scarecrow some chicks!
    NOW, I love the wizard of Oz..but there was a time, that witch really scared me. You'd think I wouldn't have watched it, but every year, right as rain, I did. I liked all the characters, but thought as a child, I was like the cowardly lion, now, more like the tin man, lol!
    So glad you posted him, and he's going to get some much needed attention. Grandma always said, "two heads are better than one." and in this case, many :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    hey, Ninnie, ya been keeping a man on the wall for two years and finally gonna throw him a few chicks?...what to do?...I'd move outa his way, lol!!! :lol: (and make him put that pitchfork down! :wink:)
    Tee Hee, so funny
    I still tee hee some, but every time I see it in print, it takes me back to my childhood. I reaaaalllly tee hee'd then...and more :shock: :lol:

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    OH MY! QC I choked on my drink! Then I was laughing so hard my DS looked at me like I was crazy!. Ninnie DO throw that poor guy some chicks and then give him some private time but not 2 yrs! Those chicks will be multiplying like rabbits!

    Oh BTW QC those flying monkeys gave me nightmares. The witch not so much, she melts after all.

    *clicks heels together* There's no place like home. Now off to bed I go.

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    Ninnie....I did a Scarecrow similar to this that was a wall hanging.....it had a black and what four patch checkered border....was really cute with a bottom section that had the maple leaf on the bottom about 8".....that would be awesome....I'll see if I can find the photo....if your interested.....would look really cute with the Chickens and some corn.....:-)

    Your Crow is awesome!......:-)

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    gcathe, that would be great! please post the picture here so I can see it.Going to Hobby Lobby this afternoon to look for material.I.m working on a lap quilt this week, but may have to stop and take care of Mr. Scarecrow! :lol: :lol: Thanks

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