Friday, May 22, 2015

Green Flamingos??

The flamingo family welcomes in the green ones.

The color of the month over at so scrappy is green. I am doing three series this year all paper pieced.
Cows, Teapots and cups, and flamingos.

I admit it was kind of hard to do these because of the color this month. Still, it was fun to choose scraps to use, and I do love the pink hearts on lime...


Especially the head!

And the checks on the long long neck
I like to see a variety of background colors, and just adore the seagull fabric scraps. The seagrass fabric was gifted to me in a scrap bag and I wish I had yardage.



My pattern source is Sew Precise software.
I printed it out in a few sizes to make it a bit more random. The following one is smaller.
Here it is before adding the black pen on the beak and eye....


The flock as it stands (looking for shrimp) now. Representing: pink, purple, green.

50 comments:

  1. These guys are so charming! So charming that it makes me wonder if I should try paper piecing again!

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  2. So cute flamingos!! Love those stork-like legs...hugs, Julierose

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  3. Clever use of scraps. The rainbow of flamingoes is darling. Enjoy the holiday.

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  4. Hi LeeAnna!
    Looks a lot like Florida the coast to me!
    The Key lime look is great!
    Thanks for a cheery start to my day!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  5. Glad someone likes paper piecing! These bad boys may end up the Kings of the Flock! Green is awesome.

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  6. The flock is looking pretty colourful. The choice of fabrics in the construction adds a lovely whimsical feel to the blocks.

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  7. So cute! And so you! When I saw the thumbnail on the blog I knew the flamingos had to be yours even though I didn't know you were doing them. Love!

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  8. Flamingos are only pink because of what they eat, so now their green, too much grass, LOL
    I wish I could just pick a color and do what you do. I love the freedom of it.

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    1. Hi RoseMary, just do it! Pick a color and whatever block makes your heart flutter and do it! What's your favorite color??? The rainbow scrap challenge tells us the color each month... LeeAnna

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  9. How fun! I love your rainbow flock!

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  10. Great idea to ink in the black beak. At first I thought you had lost your paper piecing mind...but I'm glad you added such a wonderful touch without my having to question your sanity.

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  11. These are so cool ! Isn't pp great :) I didn't even blink at the colour of them, artistic licence is all you need.

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  12. Your birds are a blast! Love the lime green color!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Love the flamingos! You are going to have a fantastic quilt.

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  14. SUPER fun . . . this is a terrific project!!!!!

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  15. All colors are so adorable. It looks like you are having fun making them.

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  16. So much fun. Why can't flamingoes be green? The fabrics you used are just so much fun. Love the variety.

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  17. I can't decide which I like better, the cows or the flamingos! Both make me smile every time. 8)

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  18. Seriously, I am loving your rainbow flock.

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  19. It's like Pop Art. Fantastically fun.

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  20. *gg* I love the green flamingos! Especially the hearts reminds me of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. :) Really nice!
    Greetings, Rike

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  21. So fun! And isn't it great when you have the absolutely most perfect scraps to use? The seagulls in the background were such a fun addition.

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    1. I know... life is in the details. Thank you for noticing!
      LA

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  22. Awe those are turning out so cute.

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  23. I love your colourful animals. They are sooo cute. Your purple cow inspired me to make a yellow lamb (I showed it on link-up party of quilt art design). It was very liberating to just select my own colours instead of following the pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. I love your cute flamingos! The cows are hilarious too and I want to make some of those....keep em coming!!

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  25. So much fun!! And flamingos would be green if they ate algae (maybe). . . .

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  26. I love me a flamingo... Or two , or three or four or more!
    These are awesome!!!!

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  27. These belong in a child's fairytale book...came straight out of very fertile imaginative creative mind!!! Your attention to detail is exemplary. Have you considered illustrating for kids books? The cows and the flamingos...oh my!!!

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  28. They're all very beautiful. I particularly like the one with the little hearts.

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  29. Your flamingo blocks really are very cute... I smiled as I looked at them all together in the last pic! And I enjoyed your added little details.

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  30. Oh, these are fun! Well done!

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  31. So fun... i can see them on the beach now!

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  32. Such cute blocks all with their own personalities

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  33. Those flamingos are adorable! I love the scrappy colors and backgrounds. They will make a fun quilt!

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  34. LOOVE those flamingoes. What a FUN quilt they will make!

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  35. Well why not a green flamingo? Maybe they've been eating spinach. The flock all together looks great.

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  36. Oh dear! I think I want to learn to paper piece......dang it! These are super cute - I over all the animals you're doing. :) Thanks for linking up to Main Crush Monday!

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  37. They look great together even the green that you wouldn't normally choose!

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  38. That will be the most colorful flock of flamingos ever seen. Love them! You must have been feeding them technicolor shrimp.

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  39. I have never seen flamingos so green with envy ... your flock is wonderful.

    Oh wait ... I'm the envious one! The birds are innocent and fun.

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  40. Your flock of flamingos is looking great. I love the green flamingos... especially the one with the hearts!

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  41. I love flamingos!!! And yours are no exception. What are your plans for them?

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  42. Your flamingos are awesome! They are so colorful and happy. I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at BehindtheSeamsSewing.com.
    ~Bonnie

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