I wanted to do something really different for this one and maybe a little abstract for my center block. My first choice of fabrics did not work well at all.
I didn't realize the print was so directional until I had it put together and took a photo of it. Yuck!
My second attempt was much better.
I used a plastic template to draw a pattern........
.......and cut some shapes to applique onto my center block.
Looking good, right?? Love the fabrics, love the shapes, love the colors! However, once I got the pieces stitched down and took a picture of it I realized that they look kind of like chicken drumsticks. Eeeek!
I will probably add some more applique and embroidery to it once the completed top comes back to me. The big risk with this one is this -- some of the gals in this group have a real interesting sense of humor so no telling what it will look like after several rounds are added. It may end up with chickens and barns and all kinds of strange things. It doesn't matter, though. I know that whatever they do to it, I will love, love, love it!!!