Year of the Rooster – 2017.04.23

The newest Quilting Arts magazine reader challenge is ‘Year of the Rooster’.   I took this photo several years ago, and have been waiting for a reason to use it.

After I followed him around for awhile, this handsome fellow posed nicely for me.

BVI airport chickens rooster.jpg-436  BVI airport chicken and rooster


I cropped and enhanced the photo, until it looked like this:

BVI airport rooster HDRish compressed


I traced my rooster onto paper-backed fusible web.  Then I raided my scrap bins for bright, colorful fabrics.  For the background, I created a rising sun.  I quilted the sun first, then fused the rooster in place.



I free-motion quilted my rooster with black thread for a sketchy look.  I called this little art quilt ‘Good Morning, Sunshine!’  It’s 9 x 9 inches.



Here’s a detail shot.



Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

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6 Responses to Year of the Rooster – 2017.04.23

  1. Thanks for sharing your process and photos. He looks great!

  2. sonja says:

    His is a beauty! thanks for sharing process! It helps that you have some inspiring fabric about!!
    i had a pet rooster for 5 years,a rescue from the mouth of a dog by an animal lover friend.
    His name was PEACHES!
    Your work shines and i expect to see it published in Quilting Arts magazine !

  3. anna says:

    well done, that is fabulous!

  4. Judy B says:

    He is awesome! Great job!

  5. Sheila says:

    Not a great fan of animal quilts ,but I love this.Wonderful colours & full of life.

  6. sonja says:

    congrates! your in the QA challenge YOTR with your fine sunshine rooster!!

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