November 20, 2013

A Birthday and Albino Roosters


Today is my birthday!!!  Happy Birthday to me!  My hubby surprised me with these beautiful roses yesterday!  A day early... hmmm... Now how can he top that today on my actual birthday? :)










This is a wallhanging that I made with the Radical Rooster patterns.  I just love the look of these  albino roosters... and they turned out really awesome all done up in white on white fabrics!


I wanted to put them on black fabric to really show off the albino part of my idea and I added a moon to add to the illusion of it being nighttime.  The border fabric came from JoAnns and is perfect for this quilt with its silvery irridescent moons!  I fussy cut the fabric so the moons surround the quilt evenly. Perfect finishing touch!

I took my quilt to a neighbors who had a chicken coop to get photos but the photos did not turn out so when we got home, hubby put the quilt on the side of our corn crib.  I cropped a rooster out of the other photo and transplanted him on to my photo. :)

I am in a quandry as to what to name the quilt.. I like Moonlight Serenade but I also like Moonlighting In The Barnyard.  Which one do you like best?... or do you have any other ideas for a name?  Any and all ideas will be welcomed!


82 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh Wow Thearica, I'm blown away ! Your quilt is just awesome ! The red borders show case the roosters and frame it perfectly ! I like either name you came up with ! And the picture of it is outstanding..... Your flowers are beautiful....I sincerly hope your birthday is a wonderful day !

Judy B said...

Happy Birthday Thearica, what a thoughtful hubby! Love both names for your beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Birthday Thearica! I love your quilt and both names suit it.

Amy said...

Happy birthday!!!! Your quilt is really something to crow about! Love the black background. Either name for your quilt would be great.

Quilt n Queen said...

Happy Birthday Thearica...your roses are beautiful. I can understand why your quilt is all yours...it's wonderful. The photo is perfect!! Either name is perfect too. The cake looks delicious...perfect with a cuppa tea. Hope your day is wonderful in every way. Happy stitching, Pauline

Esther F. said...

Congratulations on your birthday. Please exclude me from the giveaway... Sending a cake across the ocean is a bit silly!
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt@yahoo.com
ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

Roolen said...

Happy Birthday Thearica!

Giles said...

Happy birthday Thearica! (or Penblwydd Hapus! as we say in Wales!) - the roses sound like a great start to your birthday and hope the day itself is just as lovely :) ... I think I like Moonlight Serenade best, though the other name works just fine too!

Giles

Britt-Inger said...

Happy birthday Thearica I hope that you will have a wonderful birthday. Your chicken quilt is so awesome. I love it and I think It´s all about Moonshine will be a beautiful name of the quilt will be wonderful.
Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

charlotte said...

Oh, Happy Birthday Thearica!! Your quilt is so pretty! I love the white roosters! I think I need to get a rooster pattern! I think Moonlight Serenade is the best name. Very elegant for those birds.

Just Quilt It said...

Happy birthday, Thearica! What beautiful flowers! Your quilt is fantastic. I love those white roosters. What about Dancing by Moonlight? or Dancing by Moonlight on the Farm?

Marla's Crafts said...

Happy Birthday Thearica. Love the picture of your wall hanging. And how did you get that chicken to stand there so perfectly. Very nice. Have a great day and hope everyone spoils you on a very important day. How about Moonlight Party.

JoyceLM said...

Happy birthday. Your flowers are beautiful & so is your quilt. Maybe Barnyard Beauties for a name? Thanks.

Nana B said...

OM Goodness I love fruitcake, especially a light cake!!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Happy Birthday! I love your quilt!

pixilatedtoo said...

Amazing work, Thearica, and Moonlight Serenade or Moon Dance would be a perfect fit!
Have a wonderful birthday!

~Lynda
(Just in case... no cake, gluten intolerant) '-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

A huge happy Birthday Thearica!!! I love your quilt....an adorable piece. Would love to try that lovely fruitcake...mmmmmm

Mdm Samm said...

Happy Name sake day T…..and what a day to celebrate YOU and your lovely quilt…holy rooster, it is lovely…Moonlight serenade is my vote and your cakes are pretty amazing…sooooo anyone would be pleased for the treat..

Connie said...

Happy, happy birthday Thearica!! Beautiful quilt!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Happy, happy, happy! I hope it's the most amazing day ever. :) I love your rooster quilt - love it! And would love to win that fruitcake for my husband....he loves fruitcake better than most any dessert and I've never, after 49 years, learned to make them. :( blessings, marlene

Vicki B said...

Happy Birthday. Have a great day!!! Love your quilt.

Nupur said...

Happy Birthday, and the quilt is just darling! I like "moonlighting in the barnyard". Thanks for the generous giveaway!

barb said...

Happy birthday!! Beauiful flowers and quilt!! I cant wait to find out what your wonderful hubby does for you on your actual birthday. I love the name moonlight serenade. But since chickens roost at night, how about sentry duty or protecting the flock around the clock or late night date night babscorbitt@gmail.com

Patty Howe said...

♫ Happy Birthday ♫ Lovely roses and a very cute quilt. Great job. I like the name Moonlight Serenade. Have a wonderful day.

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Patty Howe said...

♫ Happy Birthday♫ Lovely quilt and roses. I like the name Moonlight Serenade. Love the roosters dancing in the moonlight. Hace a fun day.
carrotcakeks@gmail.com

Tammy said...

My suggestion is Midnight at the Farm. Happy Birthday Thearica. Hope your day is filled with fabric, fun, family & friends

Vicki H said...

Happy Birthday!!.. I like Moonlight In The Barnyard.

JanesQuilting said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I like whiite roosters on black. It really shows them off. So neat looking! And Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day and get everything you wished for!

Robin said...

Happy happy day to you!!! I love your quilt. I definitely is my fave so far. I am jealous of your beautiful roses, what a pretty surprise! I like the name Moonlight Serenade. I tried to think of something else but I really like that name.

Carol said...

This is really beautiful...love the albino roosters! As for naming quilts, I'm terrible at remembering to do that so I'd have to agree with the others that Moonlight Serenade sounds good to me. :O)

Leah said...

Great rooster quilt! I like Moonlight in the Barnyard.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Happy Birthday!! 'Your picture on the corn crib is just perfect!! I love that you cropped in the real live Plymouth Rock chicken - this looks like a pattern cover! Moonlight Chicks?

DeAnna S said...

Happy Birthday! Your quilt is awesome and the chickens came out fantastic. What about "Moon Over Chickens"....can be a play on words if you really love chickens. Hope you have a grand day!

Emily C said...

Happy Birthday! I love Moonlighting in the Barnyard.

Marilyn said...

Love your quilt. And I see you have your favourite block in there as well. How about Midnight Escapades for a name although sending the cake wouldn't be necessary if I were to win.

Carol said...

Whoops, forgot the most important thing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

thequiltedcat said...

Cute quilt and love how you swapped the rooster into the pic! I like Moonlight in the Barnyard.

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the quilt and the names suggested. Hope you have a wonderful day and an amazing year to come. Thanks for the chance to win the delicious looking cake.

Dawn Frisch said...

H.B.!! H.B. Thearica!! Woo hoo!! I just love your quilt and the black background is just perfect! I really like Moonlighting in the Barnyard! That's sounds real cute...
That cake sure looks delicious too!
Happy quilting and happy baking too!
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

Gill said...

Happy Birthday Thearica!!
I hope you have a great day!
I love your quilt and I think it should be called Moonlight Serenade!

madebymeinred said...

Fantastic quilt. Great colors--fun too.

MooseStashQuilting said...

...they say it's you Birthday, happy Birthday day to ya! Well, it's the Beatles version of the song that's running thru my head. You should so appreciate the fact that you can NOT hear me singing it to you. LOL!!!!!!!!!!! What a fun albino rooster quilt you have made my friend! I love it. Man, talk about an incredible B-day gift from Madame Samm. Great new blog header! She so rocks!
Have a F A B U L O U S day!!

Susan said...

Happy birthday. Now that is what I call a real barn quilt. LOL. Love the design and fabrics. It just pops.

Rose Best said...

I really like your barn quilt and the cake looks yummy to

WoolenSails said...

I am fighting off a cold, babysitting my grandson so my brain is on hold, lol.
All I can thinking of is Barn Dance.

Debbie

Mary Ann said...

How about "The Rooster Crowed at Midnight". LOL It was a book on an episode of M*A*S*H that they didn't have the end for. They had to call the author to find out "who dun'it". Lovely roosters on your quilt. Love the different poses. Your fruitcake looks delicious. I am the only one in the family who ikes them so I do not bother to cook them. :(

Shanna said...

Okay the only thing I can come up with is rather silly..."The Dance of the Albino Rooster" Well your projects are certainly more clever than my answer!

Lisa said...

By the light of the Moon - another chance at that tasty looking Cake! Yippee! Pick me! Your quilt is awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I love that quilt and this is probably not where you were headed with it but I think the name should be "Where did she go?" That is the first thing I thought of when I saw it, the rooster looks like he is looking for his hen....

Sewgirl said...

Happy Birthday...I would call your quilt "All around the Barnyard"

Jeanie said...

Love the great quilt! Happy Birthday to you... hope you have had a wonderful day! I'd call the quilt Scratching by the Light of the Moon....might be a bit long!

quiltin cntrygrl said...

Love your quilt very creative.

Carla said...

Happy Birthday! Great quilt with the white albino roosters. I say name it "Cluck at the Moon". A play on "Bark at the Moon." Of course, I'm an Ozzy fan...lol I love fruit cake but have never had a home made one...

Jennifer Gail said...

Happy Birthday
I won one of your cakes and it was wonderful. I love your rooster quilt:)

Audrey said...

Happy Birthday. Your rooster cake is lovely. Your cakes sound yummy. Thanks for sharing.

sandra said...

Happy BirthDay my dear, what lovely comments about your mother . I love your quilt with the roosters it is wonderful.

evelyn said...

Happy Birthday. I love the black background-it makes the roosters shine! Your photo is great too.

Theresa said...

Have Birthday! Love your rooster quilt, really lovely.

withajoyfulheart said...

My oh my...love your quilt. Your roosters look as though their dancing by the light of the moon. Very lovely!

withajoyfulheart said...

Whoops! Happy, happy Birthday!

Debby said...

Love those roosters. And Happy Birthday

LorY Aymond said...

Happy Birthday! (a little late) Your quilt is fantastic and the picture is wonderful. Both names are wonderful, the only thing I could come up with is Crowing by the "White" of the Moon.

Judy said...

I am a little bit behind with following all the wonderful projects of this hop, but I am still busy sewing for my day.....
Your quilt is wonderful, I like the idea of using black background, it make the roasters so distinct! Great job!!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Happy Birthday late. Love the rooster quilt and you picture is great.

gpc said...

Happy birthday to a fellow November 'baby;! How about 'Chicken Out'?

Jeanna said...

Merry Birthday Thearica!!! I hope it was a great day :)

I love your roosters quilt...both of your names sound great but going along with the picture...I like the name Moonlighting in the Barnyard. Have a great weekend!

LJ said...

Happy Birthday. I'm wondering if hubby WAS able to top the flowers off!! Your quilt is so cute and well done. I love the name Moonlighting In The Barnyard. I would never have guessed you'd pasted that rooster into the pic. I recognized a great picture before I'd read about the trick. lol

Lisa in Port Hope said...

How about "White Tuxedo Roosters" ?

They look super!

Janarama said...

Happy Belated Birthday Thearica! I sure hope your still celebrating because the month isn't over yet. I celebrate my birthday the entire month. : )

Your quilt is absolutely STUNNING! Another choice for a name could be Dancing in the Moonlight or Scratching in the Moonlight.

Margaret said...

How about Chicken Love. I do love it. Thanks for sharing

Baa. xxx said...

Love that quilt - super albino roosters

Debra Kay Neiman said...

PRANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT. Happy Birthday. I REALLY LIKE THIS QUILT. Thanks. New quilter from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Mari Bein said...

Feliz Aniversário!
E para nomear a tua colcha, que tal CIRANDA DE GALOS! OU MELHOR CIRANDA OF COCKS.
BJS... Mari.

Jan Baker said...

Midnight at the Henhouse.

Quiltsmiles said...

Midnight Hoe down or Midnight lit boogie. What ever you call it is fine because spectacular is what it is!

Happy Belated Birthday. Jane

Pat Broe said...

"Moondance Beau Coop" ... ;) Pat

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday! Love your rooster quilt. It is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

jan said...

Happy Birthday! Your quilt is gorgeous.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

MoeWest said...

I'm playing catch up on the blog posts, so a belated Happy Birthday to you! Your quilt is wonderful. I would call it By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.

DogsMom said...

I am late but want to wish you a Happy Birthday!
A beautiful quilt. I can see why you want it for yourself.

newsurfiegirl said...

Happy belated Birthday. What a gorgeous quilt, it is so striking with the black background.

Linda J said...

I am so incredibly late getting around for this hop---on deadline, 3 must get done soon items---but now that I am on the binding I hope to check in on all of you! Happy Birthday a week or so late, I am afraid. Love the wall hanging and the lengths you went to get both chickens and a rustic scene in the picture. LOL. Moonlight in the barnyard would work for me!