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