Saturday, June 20, 2015

Little Boy Blue come blow your horn....

as the nursery rhyme goes, Little Boy Blue come blow your horn, the sheep's in the meadow the cow's in the corn.
The color for June is light blue at superscrappy and here is my baby blue cow.
pattern source
It was a challenge to make a baby blue cow since I already did a blue one. Also there are fewer light blue scraps in the bin than brights and darks but I managed. I wanted my girl to wear the checkered shirt so I had to piece the scrap! She's just a country girl after all!!

All the girls are made with flower prints, and I wanted to use this one as the soft mix of lavender and turquoise and blue are pretty.






Imagine my surprise to hang the finished block on the wall for pictures only to find the lavender section fell under her eyes making her look like she was up all night playing cow games!

I penciled in some light blue prisma color pencil.

Silly girl! She has to be up with the chickens for milking!




Then I played with the idea of an applique, first the flower, then one crow, then two crows
They are just hanging around now not sewn down, but their staring faces crack me up.
It's just so much fun to laugh at my own quilts!

52 comments:

  1. Adorable! Hope she isn't getting stung by all those bees.
    I've been enjoying all of your cow blocks--so creative!

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  2. I really love your cows and all they are up to.

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  3. Loving all your cows!!! Can't wait to see how you put them all together.

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  4. What a cute block. I love how you used applique in the block. Great job!

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  5. funny, funny cow blocks -- love them!

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  6. I, too, love all your cows! They have such personality!

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  7. So adorable! And fun!! You are right, the crows eyes are a crack up!

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  8. Your cows are my favorite of the rainbow scrap blocks! I must identify with this one most because she has those cow games bags under those big brown eyes!

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  9. I look forward to your new addition every month! They are my favorites! You've got another winner here!!

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  10. I love the stories you make up for your critters. I like it when my blocks make me laugh too.

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  11. More fun -- love the little blue cowlet!

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  12. She looks like the shy & demure one!

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  13. Funny story. I love these blues. Need to go shopping!

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  14. love the chicks and the cow.wow!

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  15. She's bluetiful! Love the flower but not too sure about the old crows. Your colours work so beautifully together. Good eye!

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  16. Oh, LeeAnna. I am loving these cows! They have such sweet faces...wish I could dig in and just sew cows for a while. :)

    Linda

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  17. I love all your cows, they are so cute!

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  18. Two crows! A light blue cow! So country indeed!
    Love the look!
    So Summer with the bees and the rose! Blue and yellow!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  19. She is wonderful! So are the birds. I'm enjoying watching you piece cows using each month's colors.

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  20. How could you not laugh at those adorable cows in all the colors of the rainbow? So much fun.

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  21. I am really enjoying watching all your cute cows, teapot, flamingoes, etc. It looks like you're having so much fun.

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  22. Love this block! The crows are perfect :D You have such fun with your sewing! Reminds us all that the most important thing we do is to enjoy ourselves. This alone is a great lesson :) Hugs, Mickie

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  23. Your piecing work is excellent. But my favorite part are the crows - perfect touch of whimsy! Love it.

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  24. Cute cows!! You are one clever designer and I enjoy seeing what you make. I'm not lovin' the crows in this one though. They are sew cute and distract from the cute little cow .

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    1. that's my thought too Karen. Maybe when the whole quilt is put together in the end, I'll scatter the crows and they will not distract.
      LeeAnna

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    2. Maybe your crows should morph into chickens... that's what I thought they were on first look....

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  25. cute! cute!!!!! love the crows!

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  26. Another wonderful cow block - your quilt is going to be a picture!!

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  27. Another lovely cow - this one is so soft and pretty.

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  28. Love the non-traditional scrap block!

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  29. Your cows just make me smile every single time I see them! I don't know if you have an overall plan or even if you need on, just making them is enough of a joy it seems to me. Thanks for bring a smile to my face today.

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  30. Great cow. Fun story. You know that cow has been up to something what with the dark circles under her eyes.

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  31. Another cow friend! So cute, and the flower is just the perfect accessory!! :) thanks for sharing!!

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  32. Love the cow--she's just tired because milk cows work hard!

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  33. Your blue cow is so serene and sweet.

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  34. I love that your little blue cow has chicken friends! What could be more fun...great block! Cannot WAIT to see this quilt!

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  35. Sure makes me smile....just way too cute.

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  36. Just love it LeAnna - So creative and beautiful!!

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  37. I love your cows. They are on my list to sew too!

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  38. Another cutie! My favorite part is her checkered shirt.

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  39. I smile every time I see another cow block you've done. These cows are adorable; I want a herd of my own!! Thanks so much for linking up to MCM!

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  40. What a handsome cow! I just love this block, its gorgeous! And the colours are just right too in my opinion!

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  41. I love your paper piecing! The blue cow is lovely!

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