Seriously! We have chickens! 6 hens, hummm one might be a rooster! I think they are the funniest things ever and I am pretty sure you will be seeing quite a bit of fowl work from me in the future.
In the past I have worked on quite of bit of long skinny panels which I called Slice of Life on whole cloth. I love those long skinny works that can find almost any wall to fit onto nicely. But now I am wanting more color, more of a scrappy look for my background, more of a crazy quilt background.
In this fun creature I call Randy, you can see my template behind the fused bird. I never know how these guys will take on their expression or name, or even background fabrics until the bird is finished.
Once I have the background sewn together I fuse the bird to it and then quilt the bird onto the background with raw edge applique in multi colored threads. Under this is a single layer of muslin which will give the finished work a bit of lift in a faux trapunto effect.
There are so many ways to display these wall hangings. Rods with clips and circles, decorative wire with wooden dowels and clips. I think one thing I will watch for in the future are the different ways I have seen them displayed and post it here.
Randy is 151/5 inches x 17.25 inches and found on Etsy at Timeless Dog Studio.