Friday, September 18, 2015

Orange you glad you're a flamingo??

These blocks from Sew Precise are sized at 4" X 6"
The flamingos are back and they're wearing orange this time, in honor of the rainbow scrap challenge color of the month. Looking good on them... in fact my native Florida Flamingos wore orange a lot.
When I was a young thing, I often went to hear my favorite trio play music. Jazzy music, with a piano, harmonica, and the washboard played by Flo Mingo. She was gorgeous, tall, thin, long curly dark hair, big smile, deep smoky voice. I mean, I already loved flamingos but she was the icing on the cake! 

When you start these blocks you have to get a pile of sky scraps and water scraps all ready....then match them to the body fabric tones....                      you can click on any image to make it larger

Sparkling water!!
This time I did not have the patience to do the teensy little beak with paper piecing, so I inked one in...
with these
And here's the whole flock as it "stands" (on one leg) now... missing a couple colors....
How will I set them??? I already have a working title





41 comments:

  1. I really like your flamingos! What fun to see (most) of them together. Can't wait for your finished top. You are so talented to ink the beaks. I'd be afraid to mess up a beautiful block.

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    1. mess up... yes I've gotten pretty cheeky over the years... I've drawn painted pieced so many flamingos that I don't worry it. Just start in with the pens. It usually works out. If it doesn't there's always applique! LEeAnna

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  2. I love love love your flamingos!
    For some reason, I didn't realize they were so small - which makes me love them even more. 8)

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  3. Yay!! Clap,clap, clap! (things always have to be in threes, right?) Wonderful flamingos! They are so cool :)

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  4. OMG! Who,would had thought that flamingos would make such a fabulous quilt? It is amazing to see it all together!!!! I need to pick up on some foxes.....when my arm can use the rotary cutter again.....sigh.

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  5. orange is the new black and it can be the new pink too :o) they are great...nd I love your "water"-design, that's a super nice effect :o)

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  6. This month's water effect is a nice variation and I like the way you've made some of the flamingoes in mirror image. However you set them they are going to be stunning.

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  7. Love your flock of flamingos. Those orange ones are perfect additions to the flock.

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  8. These flamingos are soooooo adorable. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  9. thank you for the lol moment..Flo Mingo. All your flock are lovely, so glad I don't have to choose a favourite. I have really enjoyed watching these come together, and I look forward to seeing the finish...no pressure.

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  10. Wonderful flamingos. Its great to see them all together. Oh...and I saw your comment on Paula B's blog that you'd like a kitten delivered to your door. Do you want me to deliver an orange marmalade kitten or will any color do?

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  11. Lovely flock of flamingoes. They look ready to fly away. Beautiful work as always.

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  12. Your flock of flamingos are so cute! Love those orange ones!

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  13. I absolutely LOVE the inked in beak... and flock is looking GOOD!!!

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  14. your flamingos are looking great!

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  15. These two look so proud in their orange color. The whole flock looks like they are getting ready for takeoff. If a marmalade kitten shows up, please do not send it to me. I still miss Popper.

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  16. Can't wait to see the Mingos all together! I might have to giggle just a little! (in a good way)

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  17. They are absolutely gorgeous! They will make a great quilt : )

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  18. Love the flamingos! Where did the pattern come from?

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    1. these were from sew precise and I sized them to 6 inches, throwing away all but the flamingo so they finish 4 in by 6 in and I add bottom fabric for water or top fabric for sky at my whim.

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  19. Your flock of flamingos look great! It's so much fun to see them all together.

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  20. They are so fun all together! Really looking forward to see the finished piece!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. I just love your flock of flamingos. Is it a flock? In any event, they are so much fun!! Can't wait to see them all gathered into a quilt.

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  22. Love them! Your flamingos are obviously not afraid of color, either ;-)

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  23. Hi LeeAnna!
    Wow! You have been creatively busy the last while! Thanks for sharing these flamingos! The cows are looking great too! I now have an add quarter ruler! I would love to get paper piecing this winter!
    Thanks for all the inspiration!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  24. I love all your flamingo's and their backgrounds. Must try some too!!

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  25. Love that sparkly water fabric, what a great choice. And I do not blame you for inking in the beak lol, I can imagine what a pain those would be to piece!!

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  26. Love the whole flock. You have really brought them to life.

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  27. I love how they almost look like they are watercolor paintings!

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  28. I love your orange flamingoes!! You do have a flair with color. I'd like to learn more about how you put colors together. It was fun seeing them all dancing together! Where can I find the flamingo pattern?

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  29. Just loving your flamingoes.....looking forward to seeing what you end up doing with them.
    Cath from Bits 'n Bobs

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  30. I am a flamingo lover. This is a fabulous quilt. I especially love this orange one.
    Debbie

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  31. I thought the two orange ones were so cute. But seeing them all together is just cuteness overload!! Not only that your post title is so funny. Thanks for making my day.

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  32. That's going to be the prettiest flock of birds! I absolutely love them (but doubt I'll ever make any of my own).

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  33. These are too fun, I love them! And I like how you inked in the beaks, they look perfect! :)

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