I have been the recipient of a Funky Chicken!!! (Check out my last post for details). (http://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/i-love-to-win/)
Funky Chicken by Anne Rust of Peacock Hill
Funky Chicken arrived in the mail early in the week, and I have been admiring it ever since. Thank you Anne Rust of Peacock Hill !!!
It joins my Church Chicken, gifted to me by my Church Quilt Buddy Kristin.
My task has been to continue the Chicken Run, by creating an equally lovely chick and sending it out to a reader of this blog, who is chosen at random. My chickens are to be known as BLUE HEN CHICKENS – the state bird of Delaware!! You think I’m kidding…no, it’s true….we have a CHICKEN for a state bird. (Check out the real deal - http://www.delaware.gov/facts/animal.shtml ) (Hey at least we aren’t doing fish…because you may notice our state fish is the weak fish, and that is just sad!)
(Borrowed from http://www.theus50.com/delaware/bird.php………………)
Delaware State Bird
Name: Blue Hen Chicken
Binomial Name: Gallus gallus
Adopted: Legislation of 1939
The Blue Hen Chicken (Gallus gallus) is a domesticated bird.
The plumage of the Blue Hen Chicken is gold, red, brown, dark maroon, orange, with a bit of metallic green and gray. There are also some white and olive feathers and two white patches, shaped like an ear, appear on either side of the head. It can be distinguish from other chickens not only by these white patches, but also by the grayish feet.
So with that vivid description, I got out my golds and yellows and blues and tried to create my OWN version of a Blue Hen Chicken!!!
Paper pieced log cabins
I have quite a little flock growing here, looking for a new place to roost!!!
Blue hen Chickens
So, my friends, if you would like to have one of these nifty little chick’s I have created, you must first agree to continue in the manner in which this chicken run began. You must agree to make one of your own creations and gift it within 30 days. Can you do that??? You must if you want to play! !
As I said in my previous post –
The Chicken Run started in England …by Avis on her “Oh Sew Tempting” blog — check out the gallery of chickens that have been running around the world – http://ohsewtempting.wordpress.com/chicken-run-gallery/
and the original give away – https://ohsewtempting.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/chicken-run-giveaway-sort-of/
How praytell should you make a chicken??
Here are a couple of good links for tutorials.
If you would rather Paper piece, which is what I did on all but the very first chick, try the template from Granny Maud’s Girl – http://grannymaudsgirl.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/chicken-run/
These hens are stuffed with fiberfill, so they can be shipped to other countries……so if you are in England, or the Congo or Japan or Australia…yes, you can also win. (Normally I stuff with walnut shells….but not this time.).
How do you win a Blue Hen Chicken???? Tell me WHY you need a Blue Hen Chicken on your sewing table!
Just comment before Monday morning, and I will let my random number generator choose 1 recipient.
Good luck!! (The chick’s are ready to RUN!!!!)