It's called Mardi Gras On The Farm; it's the challenge quilt for the annual quilt show that my guild has in late February. Anyone in the guild could get half yard of two fabrics chosen by the guild leadership: the wild chickens and the checked pattern. The theme was Mardi Gras On The Farm. You could do anything you wanted with the fabric. I added the purple sashing, farmyard scene fabric, the Mardi Gras fabric with masks as the border, fake jewels and feathers. I'm probably going to add some more feathers. At Mardi Gras you can never have too many feathers.
I'm an Aquarius who was raised a Roman Catholic in Minnesota. I've managed to overcome the religion and the state. I've lived in California for 40 years. I retired in 2007 and became a quilter and appliquer. Never thought I would find the medium that would let me express my artistic feelings. I love vivid color. In addition, I'm a locavore, foraging for food to keep my husband and me healthy and to help local farmers. I live in Northern California on five acres.