This has been fun! It's time to show you my mini -- though it isn't yet complete!
It's a mystery no longer . . . it's a hen and her baby chick!
I love how these Joanne Figueroa fabrics went together, and the Aurifil thread that I used worked so smoothly for both the piecing and the blanket stitches on the applique!
I used some lovely gray for the light fabrics, and chose a coordinating red tone for the wings. Love, love Aurifil in my machine -- no lint and no snarls!
Perle cotton makes the "hay" the eggs are resting on, as well as the beak and feet for the chick. Careful placement of the eyes makes the hen and chick so sweet!
In case you like this and want to make it for your springtime decorating, here is the pattern from Rachels of Greenfield:
My sweet sis will get this as her birthday gift (shhhhhhhh!!) in a week or two. (She is so super-busy that I don't think she'll see this!) I will finish the applique and put corners on the back -- she can use it as a mug-rug, or hang it to bring a breath of spring whimsy to her office!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and offered a guess!
We'll have more merriment and mayhem soon!