Friday, June 9, 2017

With a chick chick here...

When it came time to make a chicken block this week (I'm getting behind on my cluckers!), I reached for my stack of scrappy strips in this month's RSC color - yellow.

Then, as I thought more about yellow and chickens, it occurred to me that yellow chickens could easily be chicks.  So, lacking a pattern for a chick, I decided to wing it.  (Sorry...)

I cut pieces from 2.5" strips and from 1.5" strips, and just slapped them together.


A little squaring up, and I had a couple of cute chicks.


Though that little fellow at the top of the photo bothered me a bit.  His head had a bit of a lumpy-grumpy look.
So I grabbed Lumpy and did an emergency forehead transplant.


There.  That's better.

But when I set him down next to his little buddy Buzzy..


it looks like Buzzy will need surgery, too.


A while back, a very dear friend and I were joking about names for this chicken quilt.  I laughingly suggested something that would necessitate adding some chicks in with the hens.  Naturally, she double-dog-dared me.  So, now that I've added the chicks,  I just might have to name this quilt "Mother Cluckers".  (A double-dog-dare is a double-dog-dare, after all!)


Linking with Angela at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday.  Come watch us play with our best yellows!





25 comments:

Ariane said...

These are adorable!!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

You are just TOO funny! Great little chicks.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

You HAVE to name it Mother Cluckers.... you can't look back now!

Libby in TN said...

A little improv is good for the soul ... and the creative juices. I agree, Mother Cluckers it HAS to be.

Angie said...

Love the chicks - love the name! I am reminded of the quilt Diane just featured on her blog: http://www.butterflythreadsquilting.com/2017/06/sneak-peek-at-ecqg-show.html

Chantal L. said...

Gayle, the quilt block designer. That sounds very good and your chick block is a little darling. Congrats on "winging" such a cute block. :^D I have a feeling more chicks will follow. Now, why would I ever think that? lol. Enjoy! ;^)

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love your cute yellow chicks.

Cathy said...

Cute chicks and such a fun post to read! I love the name Mother Cluckers!

The Joyful Quilter said...

ROFL!!!! Sounds like a fitting name for a quilt from an irreverent quilter. :P

Edith said...

Oh my, love these chick blocks. Great improv.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

The chicks turned out great. What a fun quilt.

Nell's Quilts said...

Yup, Buzzy will look better after a bit of cosmetic surgery. His best pal will tell him not to worry. It will be painless and he'll look so much more chick like. What adorable chick blocks!

Cathy said...

Cute little chicks...a must for a Mother Clucker quilt.
I like the stories behind how quilts get their names!

canuckquilter said...

Great little chicks and wonderful quilt name!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Winging it worked; super cute!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Oh those are cute! Great idea! We used to get chicken wings from a place called "Cluck U." Being somewhat naive, I didn't really get it, until a friend set me straight. 😜

Quilter Kathy said...

You are hilarious! And the baby chicks are adorable!

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh these little chickies are too cute!!

PaulaB quilts said...

The surgery turned Lumpy into a happy chick and his brother/sister will be just as cute. Off to a great start and I foresee many chicks around these blogs in the future.

Suz J said...

Well, a double dog dare is a double dog dare...

Jo said...

Glad you did the surgery. They are much better looking chics now

Sara said...

The blocks are very cute - and I'm glad you took up that dare. Very clever name for your quilt. A sense of humor is always good.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Too. Damn. Funny! Thanks for the giggle :)

Emily said...

Love those chicks! And you're right: a double dog dare is not to be taken lightly!

Sally Trude said...

What adorable chicks. I like the beak that is flat on top...gives it an impudent look.