Friday, September 23, 2005

Joan's Chicken Scratch

Joan has come across some of the 'chicken scratch' posts. She sent me this email and these pictures.

Hi Kay, happened to find your address when looking at'chickenscratch' references.I have made approx 40 different motifs in various colours of gingham and plan to make them into a patchwork quilt - the chickenscratch was the easy part! Got interested by starting first with tray cloths etc with 'swiss embroidery' roses, butterflies, snowflakes etc.Could send you pictures of cushions etc if you are interested.Regards, Joan P.S. I am 66 years old, no training, just an enthusiastic amateur.
Hi Kay, this is the front and reverse of a cushion I made with chickenscratch cat and star. You will see the design looks like lace on gingham. I have many more 9" square motifs which I will eventually make up into a bed quilt.Hope you get the pictures ok because I am new to this. Regards, Joan

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Thought you-all might like to see it. I like the way she's used different colours, and I'd certainly like to see some of those quilt motifs!


Chloe said...

Wow!!! That cat is really something else!!!!!

Gina E. said...

You said it, Chloe! I would never have thought of using multiple colours in chicken scratch to come up with that effect. I wonder where Joan got all these patterns? I have seen two or three books/charts on eBay about chicken scratch, but they are snapped up at fairly high prices.

Ribbonwiz said...

I love your chicken stratch, the cat is just gorgeous!.
I remember doing chicken stratch in primary school, wish I had kept the apron I did back then