Monday, January 26, 2009

Alouette



Several months ago, I made a chicken using this pattern, and the chicken was used as a toy drop for The Toy Society.

My daughter was appalled that I could let such a cute thing go to strangers, and so I told her that I would make one for her.



Well, during a break from quilting yesterday, I finally obliged her. She had actually wanted a chicken in blue fabrics, but I couldn't find any that inspired me.




But the combination of these fabrics really got my creative juices flowing. And it's nice to have something quick and easy to turn to when the hours and hours of quilting begin to pile up in sore muscles in your shoulders.

However, now that Alouette is finished, I really am going to get back to quilting...

7 comments:

Akiko said...

Oh, I love the colors. Yes, the combination of these fabrics are SUPER. May use this combination for something else?! I didn't know you get the sore muscles in your shoulders. I am in pain now from crocheting. Need massage!!!

Melody said...

I feel your quilting pain. Whoever said the artist's life was easy.
Love the chicken of course, since it is the colors of my room!

Kristin said...

Love the chicken. In case you don't know about this, I thought I'd pass it along to you: Nellie's Needles (http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com/). She is very creative and has a tutorial on making a cute fabric bird. Click on 'birds' on the right. My bird is in her gallery. One of these days I'll make one and do the Toy Society giveaway.

Brooke said...

Thanks, Kristin, for the link. Nellie's birds are very inspiring, but I couldn't find the tutorial - just the gallery. I would love to try and make one, tho...

CB said...

Oh Brooke I want to make one! I always get inspiration from your blog on colour combinations. Pink and green just goes SO well! What a beautiful name too. LOVE it! Where do you get those cute buttons?

Kristin said...

oops!! I gave you the wrong link for the instructions.

To find the correct link for the pattern and instructions, from the main page, scroll down about 2/3 of page, and look for "Labels" on the right hand column, then click on "birds". After the pictures for the Friday, Jan. 09, 2009 post, in the last paragraph, she has 2 links, one for the pattern and one for the instructions. It is so easy to make, and the birds have so much "personality"!

Have fun!

Krsitin in SC

Quilts by Lisa said...

How fun! A pink chicken? I would never have thought of that. It's wonderfully cute.