When I think of rush hour all I can think of is the many many cars that fill the interstate around Charlotte, NC.... Atlanta, GA... and Birmingham, Al... every time we go home to visit my family. I try to plan our leaving and stops in between to make sure we do not go through those areas when the afternoon work buzzer goes off and it is time for everyone to go home!
It can be utter chaos to say the least!
Well, if we all had some roosters to crow and wake us up, we might all beat the rush hour traffic in the morning when everyone is trying to get to work!
I am a member of a de-stash group on Facebook and one of the ladies there put this rooster fabric up for sale and I snatched it right away. I knew it was perfect for the hop since we were required to use black, red and white fabrics. I also have an ulterior motive for using these fabrics but just in case a certain friend is reading my blog, I will keep that to myself for now.
I made some 9-patch blocks in black and white fabrics to use between the 2 border prints. I added a border of a fun dot fabric on the top and bottom of the 9-patch row and also added a small border of the same fabric all the way around the quilt before adding the final black border.
I hand quilted the 2 inner borders using pearl cotton thread and then tied the remainder of the quilt with the same thread. I think it turned out rather cute. I will be sending this off to a special friend and I hope that she will use it in her kitchen as a table topper.
Here is the entire quilt. It still needs binding but I am unsure which fabric I want to bind it in. Should I use the polka dot fabric that I did the inner borders with or should I use the white fabric that has the red x's on it that is the background for the roosters and hens? Help me decide please.
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Thursday, September 25Tea Time Creations
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