Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rooster Party Time

Barb at Bella Vista is hosting the Rooster Blog Party. It's going to be a blast. Be sure to stop by Bella Vista, visit the participating blogs, and comment. We all love comments.

It is hard for me to get good photographs of my roosters because my kitchen is painted red and I did not want to take them down from the top of the kitchen cabinets.

Meet the "Rule of the Roost"

This looks like an oil painting. But, of course it isn't.

Part of the tail feathers of this rooster are made of painted tin. A closeup is below.

This is the noisy one.

He just seems to be crowing all of the time.

These little guys are behind the times. It really is after 5 p.m.

The plate was given to me by a friend after I attended a very special church retreat. De Colores means "The Colors".

This one is only one of my favorite roosters from a group of nine. The rest are below.

This is a wall hanging that I made about 2 years ago. This is not a panel. It is actually my first attempt at machine applique. Each rooster is appliqued with many pieces of fabric. It was appliqued onto a piece of chicken wire fabric. I then quilted over each of the wire sections with a micro filament thread (invisible). This quilt took many, many hours but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I saw the quilt at the Dallas Quilt Show a few years ago and fell in love with it. After thinking about it for hours, I decided to purchase a kit with the patterns and fabric swatches for the roosters. (The only quilting kit I have every purchased.) I also purchased the chicken wire fabric. The rest of the fabric bordering the blocks were from my meager stash.

Hope you enjoyed meeting my rooster family.

Take care and God Bless.


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh wow, you have some great roosters and they are so well displayed~!! loved viewing your post..
Happy Roo Partying


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love that quilt just awesome all the Roo's I see here...Happy Roo Day to you girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

Hi Vivian! Oh, what wonderful Roosters you have. Your wall hanging is just so beautiful! You did a fab job on it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ellen b. said...

hI vIVIAN! I've had a cooking injury which has made it hard for me to type but I want you to know that I have enjoyed scrolling through your rooster post. I'm very visual and appreciate every unique rooster I'm seeing as I hop from blog to blog! Forgive me for not being able to be more personal. Cock a doodle do!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Great post! Love the wall hanging you made. Thanks for sharing.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your quilt is amazing! You are very talented! Linda

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I love roosters but I really liked the quilt. Trish

A Hint of Home said...

I love the wall hanging! You have a great collection of beautiful roosters.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I spied your De Colores plate in there! I've never been to one of those myself, but I have a cousin who LOVES them.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I can appreciate the amount of work that went into it-enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Everything is gorgeous! I especially love that wall hanging...amazing!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your rooster collection is lovely, especially set against the color of your room. You have a real gift for setting up pretty vignettes. I love them all.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love your roosters especially the wall hanging! I am trying to make it to everyone in the party this week!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Vivian, my goodness, these roosters are so lovely and so perky. You have such lovely displays. I truly enjoyed seeing them.

Thank you for joining the Rooster Party and sharing with us. Have a great time today.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit said...

I have been on that retreat too. Just last fall. :) Just seeing that wonderful plate brought back the whole feeling :) Thanks for sharing it!

De Colores!

Kathy said...

What a very extensive collections of roosters you have for your kitchen. They each seem to have a different personality as you hinted by the remarks in your post. But you have really topped it off perfectly with that outstanding quilt. I enjoyed reading about all the details of the kit and the steps you took in the quilting of it. Bravo, a job well done!

Theresa said...

First of all, Hi and nice to meet you! Secondly, I love the red walls! My dining room is a similar color, a little more burgandy but I love the bright colors!

I think your collection is wonderful but that quilt is just too precious! Great job my friend! Love it! Have a blessed day!

Susan said...

Oh wow. I love all your roosters, but the quilted wall hanging that you made is my favorite for certain. What lovely work.

Hope you have a wonderful rooster day,

Becky K. said...

Great job on that quilt! I would never be brave enough to tackle that kind of a project. This came out beautifully.

I love the wood and red in your kitchen.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

shannon i olson said...

What an amazing job you did on your quilt! wow. love your colors too.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Love your Roosters!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a great weekend~

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Love your Roosters!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a great weekend~

Sherry said...

I love how you put the sunflowers with your roosters. That looks great! Very charming roos.

JD said...

Great photos...your quilt is awesome...had to take a long time to do...but it was sure worth it...

luluslovlies said...

Love the wall hanging! Great Rooster party post, thanks for sharing! XOXO

Patty in Oz said...

Wow! Your roosters are something to crow about! Your home so cheery too!

I especially like the De Colores plate because I too, made the 3-day walk. My was called Cursillo. Living the Cursillo way of life, the best I can is wonderful.

The quilt is so beautiful with all the different fabrics and types of roosters. Great job! I just love home made much love and care are a big part.

Have a blessed weekend and thank you so much for sharing!

agypsyangel said...

Love your quilt and all your other roosters too.
Please drop by my blog, I am new and participating in the rooster party.
Happy Friday,

someplace in thyme said...

Oh so cute and they look so happy and perfect perched up hi. Your wall hanging is beautiful, Char

rosechicfriends said...

Oh I so love your red walls and all of your ROOSTERS! But that quilt is 2die4!WOW!
Happy Roostering!

Sue said...

I absolutely love your rooster wall colorful. The ceiling in your kitchen is beautiful...very nice pictures..Sue

Mimi said...

Great collection of roosters...♥♥♥ the wall hanging.

Chicken Wrangler said...

Oh, I SO love that Rooster wall hanging! I've never seen anything quite like it! Beautiful!

JKW said...

I love that you saw the quilt and decided to make it. Great job, I love it. I haven't seen one like it. Blessings, Janet

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

You have some great roosters!! I love the quilted wallhanging...what a great job you did on that piece. Sorry for being late to the party but I've been on vacation :)


Joan said...

What a wonderful collection of Roosters you have!!
Fancy having Buzzards at your house. Are they a menace to you??

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