Friday, October 16, 2015

Fall for Flamingos

I was challenged this week, to make my wild flamingos in the color of the month at RSC 2015... brown...

I went through the scrap bin, and found these fabrics for flamingos, water and sky.

I printed out the sew precise flamingo pattern at 6" X 7 " which means half of it is supposed to be water so the flamingo itself is about 3 " wide by 7"

I thought, how in the world will I do a brown flamingo?? Then a smart person commented that I should use one of the fabrics I considered in this month's cow block. see it here


And then this one sang out to me and I positioned it just so as I did with the one above. I get so focused on these little blocks. I inked in the eye with black, then circled it in white so it showed. I put some black lipstick on the beaks.
Another challenge met!

33 comments:

  1. I love it! Only you could make brown flamingos that look gorgeous. I am awed!

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  2. Super LeeAnna!
    A great colour combination!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Joanne

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  3. Super LeeAnna!
    A great colour combination!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Joanne

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  4. Just perfect--love your flamingoes against the lavender/pink-ey skies. This will be a stunning quilt with the whole flock ;--))) hugs, Julierose P.S. i think these two are my favorites so far.....

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  5. I love the flamingos! They look like flamingos are supposed to be brown, the most natural thing in the world. Outstanding! And I hit the button to go back and see your brown cow. I'm always running behind on my blogs lately. And I loved her, of course. She's a beauty. And then I cracked up! Cocoa Cownel! Hahaha! Oh, my goodness, you slay me! How cute! How clever! I would probably have used the trite "how now brown cow" as my title. Yours is so much better. And she lives up to her name! I love it :) you are so much fun. Beth

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  6. your fall-mingos are fabulous! BRAVO!

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  7. Awesome. The turquoise really perks up the brown nicely. And the "fussy placement" is wonderful.

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  8. Oh my goodness these are too cute! What a great idea!

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  9. They're brilliant! I love the feather-like fabric you found for the one on the right. It really sparkles!

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  10. These are gorgeous! Love your fussy cut wings and feathers.

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  11. Oh, that second flamingo is stunning. You can send him to me if you want. ;- )

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  12. I love the effects you created with fabric! Lucky you to have so many treats in your stash!

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  13. I think these flamigos are great in every color, just like the cows. I didn't realize the flamingos were so small.

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  14. As usual, I am loving your flamingos!! MUST 'figure out' this pattern so I can have some for myself!!!! :o)))

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  15. thanks for stopping by! the flamingos are great!

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  16. Your fabrics are perfect! Fantastic flamingos.

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  17. Those flamingos are just fabulous. Lovely use of the fabrics you had, especially the one on the left. The fabric pattern looks like the wing, which is of course what you meant it to do.

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  18. Such a wonderful find of fabric. Those flamingos appear to be a lot taller than they are, more like 12 inches, maybe because they stand so tall and proud.

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  19. Well now, I know brown flamingos were a challenge, but to me these look like flamingos in a particularly beautiful sunset. You know, one with that magic golden light?

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  20. Beautiful brown flamingos! You definitely met the challenge.

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  21. Way cool! I knew that brown/purple starburst would make the perfect flamingo. And I like how you fussy cut the left one to form the wing. You are so clever.

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  22. You made feathers with your fabric! So clever.

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  23. Well done - you made a cool brown flamingo - who knew that was even possible? Your eye for detail is always phenomenal.

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  24. Having the perfect fabric makes any block fun, even brown. So feather like! Perfect choice.

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    1. so right angela, a fab fabric scrap, placed- just- SO on the block. No detail too small for me. LeeAnna

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  25. They are Beautiful! You are so good with color and prints!

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  26. As always fun fabric choices that fit perfectly in your project! thanks for sharing!!

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  27. Well, I would not have been trilled about making brown flamingos either. But I love them! You really are talented with choosing and mixing fabrics.
    Pinned and shared on G+

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  28. Wow, amazing! You are so talented! Came by way of Oh Scrap link and am new to your blog. Will be sure to come back!

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