I wasn't quite sure how these would turn out so did a little experimenting....
...and this was the result of my first try.
I decided I had used too many different patterns in that one so narrowed it down to two spotty fabrics next time. It's a good way to get rid of some scraps and I am certain we all have a bag or two of them. I used the tutorial from Caro-Rose-Creations. There is also a YouTube tutorial on Quilt Shop Gal which uses a different method. These would make a nice little gift for a friend who likes sewing.
I had never seen these chookies before until a friend gave me one last Christmas which is shown above. It is also made differently from the tutorial I used and I would ask her where she got the instructions from but her hubby had a serious car accident last weekend and is still in ICU so I am sure that chicken pincushion tutorials are not high on her list of priorities at the moment. I am also sure she would appreciate it if you would include him in your prayers. Last I heard he was still in an induced coma so let's pray that Peter will be awake soon and will respond very quickly to treatment. Our life circumstances can change in an instant, can't they?
Have a great weekend everyone and I hope that those who are on holidays during the Aussie Christmas school break stay safe on the roads and have an enjoyable and relaxing time. Just think of all our Northern Hemisphere friends shovelling snow at this time of the year although I wouldn't mind the experience just once :-)