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Hoffman Challenge Group Quilt 2007

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Angela16/04/2009 08:38:26
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I don't think I've shown you this quilt made by members of a Yahoo Group I belong to created 2 1/2 years ago after we took a Quilt University Class.
 
We decided to take part in the Hoffman Challenge in 2007 - each of us making a 12" block  depicting where we live and featuring a 'funky chicken'.  We then sent the block to the ladies in the photo - Marilyn & Lynn in California who made up the quilt and made all the arrangements for entering it.  We didn't win anything but it did go on a tour of the USA and now we're trying to decide what to do with it.  It will probably be donated to a children's home in California where Lynn grew up.
 
This is the block I made - Funky Chicken goes to the English Seaside...
...the challenge fabric is the chicken's shorts and bikini top
 
This year we are planning a 'slice quilt' - that should be interesting!
 
Angela
 
Fiona16/04/2009 14:39:16
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That's lovely! DD3 now wants a funky chicken though....
Angela16/04/2009 15:06:56
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Sorry Fiona - I seem to remember googling it and putting a few ideas together - it was really easy to make though .
Angela
Fiona16/04/2009 16:01:56
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She's not getting one, Angela! She got a rather nice guinea fowl bag on Sunday for easter so that will have to keep her going!
 
It can be a nice boost to the confidence to have a 4 yr old around - every time she sees something she fancies, she says, "That's nice - you could make it Mummy!"
Angela16/04/2009 16:13:16
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Hey Fiona...it doesn't stop at 4 years old - my DD is 21 and she's still asking me to make quilts for her!! .  The latest request is for a cushion for her BF's 21st birthday - now, there lies a tale.
 
When she was 16 I made a cushion featuring the Beatles for her BF - not long after they split up. 
 
When she was 18 I made a cushion featuring Slash from Guns & Roses for her BF - this relationship also ended not long after.
 
When she was19 she asked me to make a cushion for a lovely lad she was seeing.  You will understand why I wasn't keen, but I finally gave in.  To cut a long story short she was supposed to be meeting him in Australia to backpack for 18 months.  A month before he told her he'd decided he didn't want her to go - he wanted to do it on his own.  Imagine the devastation that caused!

This BF we're not terribly keen on so I hope the curse of the cushions works this time too - I'll post a photo when it's done - it's Pete Doherty .

Angela
Kerstin16/04/2009 16:52:49
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Hi Angela, 
 
a very Quilt. 
 
you got me laughing reading the story with the cushion. You DD must think you jinks the cushions. lol.
 
Fiona- like Angelas said it does not stop with the age of 4. My son already has a few Quilts and every so on ask for cushions for the chairs or he will say " Mom, I need a small presant  could you pleaseeeee make me this or that"  But what can I say . I love it.
 
Kerstin 
Marian T16/04/2009 18:22:30
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Fantastic cushion story Angela...it made me laugh too....if only it was that simple to get rid of our offspring's dead wood - I'd have done it myself - but I wouldn't with my daughter's partner now - he's a great dad and they are well suited.....Ooops must keep my voice down as I don't want to jinx it
 
Marian
Jane Rae16/04/2009 19:52:05
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Hi Angela

We definitely need to put your latest cushion in our Show and Tell pages! Can't wait to see it.

Great story
Jane 
Angela16/04/2009 19:56:06
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I'm glad you all enjoyed the story - it's really true too!  My son has a lovely girlfriend of almost 2 years and I flatly refuse to make her a cushion .
 
Angela
Janet M16/04/2009 23:08:19
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Oh Angela, I really needed a laugh and you did it for me.  What a brilliant story about the cushions. Pete Doherty, yuk, that would send me running straight away anyway. Looking forward to hearing what happens in the next instalment.
janet
 
oops forgot to say the quilt made me smile too, loved your funky chicken.

Edited By JanetMcE on 16/04/2009 23:09:05

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