Monday, November 18, 2013

BLACK TIE BOOGIE BLOG HOP

Here is Vickie and the schedule for our HOPI see you did the boot scoot boogie and made it just in time to see what all the ruckus is in the chicken coop (aka Queen's Palace). 

Have you seen the collection of Black Tie Boogie Fabrics?  They are awesome and I'm really not a huge "chicken" fan.  I am "chicken" at times though.  Like when I have to go outside after dark.  I'm not afraid of the dark, just things that go bump in the dark.  And back in the day I was always a big chicken.  I rarely ever did anything to break the rules as I was too afraid of what would happen if I got caught.  Still am to some extent.  (Teee Heee)

So back to the hen house.  While contemplating what project I might make that would include hens, chicks, or roosters, I came across a piece of fabric at a quilt shop in Missouri that had roosters on in and guess what?  They were red, white, and blue.  And you know how I feel about red, white, and blue.  I had to have it and it was going into something for the Black Tie Boogie Blog Hop.  So without further a do 

 
 
I made 4 of these place mats.  They look great on my table.  And you know what else?   I actually like them, even if they are chickens or rather roosters.  But they are patriotic roosters! 
 
 
They were so quick and easy to make.  Here's how you do it.
 
You will need 1/3 yard of focus fabric (chickens)
1/3 yard background fabric (chicken wire)
1/2 yard border fabric
5/8 yard binding fabric
1 yard of backing fabric
 
 
Cutting: Focus Fabric - cut 4 rectangles 10 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Background Fabric - cut 4 squares 10 1/2"
Border Fabric - cut 6 strips 2 1/2" x WOF (width of fabric)
Sub cut into 8 strips 2 1/2" x 10 1/2"
8 strips 2 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Binding Fabric - cut 8 strips 2 1/'2" x WOF
 
 
Construction:  Begin by sewing the focus fabric rectangle to the focus fabric square right sides together.  Press to the focus fabric.

Add a 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" border strip to each side of the above unit sewing right sides together.  Press toward the border strip.
 

Add a 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" border strip to the top and bottom of the above unit. 
 

 That's it!  You just made a place mat.  Now take it to your favorite quilting queen and she will do her magic to make your place mat "crow"!

This quilting queen started by quilting a rooster on the chicken wire block in red. 
Thought it needed to stand out more so I stitched over it again.
 
It still needed something so I enlarged the rooter pattern just a smidge and stitched it in blue thread.  And then stitched it again!   Now that's better.  But, no chicken place mat would be complete without "feathers" so I quilted a meandering feather in the focus fabric block.  And to keep them all penned up together,  I quilted chicken wire in the border. 
The Quilting Queen

Many thanks to Madame Sam and our awesome cheerleader Miss Vickie and to our sponsors  Red Rooster Fabrics and Florine Johnson Pattern Designs. 
 Florine Johnson Red Rooster Fabrics
Now boot scoot boogie on over to these other sites to see what they are crowing about for the Black Tie Boogie Blog Hop.
 
November 19
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
The Quilting Queen Online (you're in the Queen's chicken coop right now)
Marla's Crafts
 
 
 

 
 
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73 comments

  1. Cute rooster fabric and perfect for you ! Your trip to Missouri was most productive. Super duper quilting, Quilting Queen! Thank you Doris..wink I enjoyed visiting the Queen's Coop Palace !

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  2. I have not seen the patriotic chick print - very cool. I have many colors of the chicken wire - do love that texture print a lot. Love how you quilted the rooster to add to the design of your placemats.

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  3. Way cool! I really like the rooster in the chicken wire, it looks amazing. Thank you for the tutorial as well, I always love seeing how others go through their steps to get the final product. I do enjoy the patriotic roosters as well :)

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  4. The Queens coop has some super cute placemats. Thanks for the tutorial, love the rooster stitching! ;)

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  5. Your placemats are so awesome. Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. What a wonderful job on your placemats! Thank you for sharing and the tutorial.

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  7. Oh gosh! What an awesome job! Love that you quilted a chicken, in different collrs and more than once, too cool! I'm going to remember this for sure. Neat to quilt feathers and the chicken wire as well. Thanks for sharing and for the tutorial, amazing job!

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  8. Nice placemats with a proud rooster on them, great idea!

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  9. Love how you added the rooster to the wire fabric...really cool. Great work, thanks also for showing how you made them. What fun!

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  10. Very very cute. Your roosters look wonderful. Great place mats.

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  11. Cute place mats. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  12. Very cute placemats. And your quilting on that rooster is AWESOME! I love what you did with him. Very creative. Cockadoodle do to you!

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  13. very cute and love the quilting. I am a huge red white and blue quilt fan too... thats what i tend to make for my husband (our bed) when I make one!!!

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  14. Love love love it!!! The chicken wire fabric is just the best idea!!

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  15. Doris an absolute brilliant tut. love your stitched fowls…I have no idea how to do that….cockadooble to you too

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  16. Wonderful placemats! I hadn't even thought about your quilting the rooster. When I first saw the picture, I thought it was hand embroidered. You are very, very clever. I like your quilting the chicken wire on part of it, too. Thanks for participating and sharing your creativity and the tutorial.

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  17. Your placemats are something to crow about! Great job!

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  18. Wonderful placemats, and thank you for the tutorial!

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  19. Very, very cute - and thanks for the tutorial. I love placemats! blessings, marlene

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  20. Great place mats and so was to make. A great afternoon project. Thank you for sharing. I may give these a try.

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  21. What a great project!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Oh! These are soooo cute. You did a fabulous job stitching the roosters. I really like them. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Awesome quilting! The placemats are really cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  24. Farm fresh! Makes me want eggs for breakfast! LOL!! I love them!

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  25. Those placemats are just too cute and your stitching looks beautiful...love it!

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  26. Love those placemats....would look perfect in rooster/chicken themed kitchen, thanks for the tutorial!

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  27. Lovely placemats for this Black Tie Boogie. Thanks for hopping and sharing your tutorial. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  28. Very cute placemats. I was never much of a chicken fan either but have gotten to like them more and more.

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  29. Great placemats...really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. So you quilted the roosters. At first I thought it was embroidery. Wow, you did a great job. Perfect on the chicken wire fabric.

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  31. these are so adorable you did a fantastic job

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  32. Well done.Gorgeous placemat and thanks for sharing your tuto!!

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  33. Your placemats are amazing! Beautiful fabrics and quilting! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  34. Love the quilting with the rooster and the feathers. You rule the roost of quilting.

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  35. Great place mats - love the way you did your chickens in red and then again in blue - it really makes them stand out nicely.

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  36. Terrific placemats. I haven't gotten as far as machine design embrodery in my sewing/quilting career. This is a real incentive to make that jump. Great work.

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  37. Great place mats. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. The patriotic rooster fabric is a great find! Your quilting on the placemats is fabulous!

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  39. Always loved (do love) the boot scootin' boogie - we used to do it as a family at weddings!! Great placemats. The chicken wire fabric was perfect for the backdrop to your rooster.

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  40. They are the cutest farm fresh placemats, Doris. Luv your quilting, especially the rooster quilting. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  41. What a great little tutorial! Thanks for sharing! Your rooster stitching is amazing!

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  42. Love your placemats. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  43. Fantastic placemats! The quilted Rooster is terrific and looks wonderful on the chicken wire fabric. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Love how you outlined your roosters twice to make them stand out. Great tutorial.

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  45. Very fun! Love the colors, the design and that chicken wire quilting!
    ~Lynda

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  46. Wow, that stitching is awesome!! Great placemats!

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  47. Wow, love your rooster design! I also love the chicken wire effect in the border. Very clever you are!

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  48. Hey, Doris, wasn't that clever to quilt your rooster/chicken right into the fabric - looks like redwork embroidery from here. I'd love to know how you quilted chicken wire... Terrific!

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  49. Great idea and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the second stitching to emphasize the rooster. That is an idea I can't wait to "borrow".

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  50. Great placemats! Thanks for including a tutorial!

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  51. Cute placemats and thanks so much for the great tutorial too!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  52. Adorable placemats and thanks for the tutorial.

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  53. The quilting on these place mats is awesome. That rooster is really strutting. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Your placemats are beautiful but each really looks like a work of art! Love them!

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  55. Love your placemats. I will be putting those on the some day list!

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  56. Wow! The stitching for the chickens are amazing! Very talented you are.

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  57. Wow! This is such a delightful project, thank you so much for sharing! The stitching is simply perfect and so egg-citing!

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  58. Super instructions...they are so cute!

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  59. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the way you came up with these placemats

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  60. These would dress up any table. Thank you for the tutorial :)

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  61. Thanks for the tutorial! Love your placemats!

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  62. I think I can handle the placemat part of the project. Quilting the rooster looks like I may have to ask for help, or am I just being chicken?

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  63. Those are sooo cool. Came out wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful blessed holiday season!

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  64. 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! Love the placemats! Perfect choice, Doris.

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  65. nice this blog.
    You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. I’m looking to reading your next post.

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