Saturday, April 20, 2013

Something alive

I'm not sure I ever showed this little quilt here, except in the "current work" tab above. It is only 14" x 18" and really is more of a study than a real piece, but I liked how it was going and finished it up. It comes from a photo of a whole hillside with houses climbing up the hill.

Maybe someday I will make a larger piece based on the whole photo. I took this photo in Ecuador, especially for the blue house.

I have had this pinned up on my design wall for about a month and the other day I looked at it and it seemed unfinished and kind of forlorn. My first thought was that it needed a person in it, but the more I looked, the more I thought what it really needed was just something alive—a chicken.

I don't know about you, but I think that silly chicken makes a difference.  And she was fun to make.

16 comments:

  1. Oh absolutely! She blunts that hard corner that drew your eye too.

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    1. You are right about that corner!

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  2. Yes, thumbs up for Ms. Chicken! :D

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  3. The chicken is perfect! You are an artistic genius.

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  4. LOVE that chicken!

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  5. Very cute! She adds a lot to the piece.

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  6. Very cute! She adds a lot to the piece.

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  7. A new version of "put a bird on it"! The chicken does add to the flavor of the piece and looks right at home. Wonderful idea!

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  8. Chickens always improve the picture. ;-)

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  9. It makes a huge difference and is an inspiring thought! I didn't realize how much better it was until the chicken was there, if that makes any sense. Thanks for sharing, it's a lovely little piece.

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  10. Maybe I need to add some chickens...

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  11. I definitely agree! The chicken belongs!

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  12. I think you and I share the same love for chickens... and I just adore that chicken! She changed the piece completely (for the better)!

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  13. Never underestimate the power of a chicken. ;-)

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  14. I'm delighted to own this piece now, yay. I think we've found a good place for it.

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  15. I'm so happy to own this piece now!

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