Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - The Chicken Quilt

Blogger's Quilt Festival time has come around again and I wanted to show my Chicken Quilt.  I finished it in December but I am still as in love with it as ever!


I made this quilt for my friend Becca (ok, for her new baby, but really for her).  She loves all things vintage, is an avid reader and baker and keeps twenty plus chickens - it makes our flock of six look wimpy.  :)



I had been wanting to make a red and white quilt since I saw pictures of the the red and white quilt exhibit in NYC last year and the bow-tie block made for a clean classic vintage-y quilt.


I raw edge appliqued two chickens onto the front and another on the back.  It was my first time doing a lot of raw edge applique and I was surprised at how well it went.  This chicken is my favorite!


I machine quilted it with a basic meandering stitch.  It is the first quilt that I had a hard time giving away and I must admit that it lived in my living room for a few weeks before it finally got sent to her.  :)

To read more about Becca and her Chicken quilt check out my original post and be sure to stop in and see all of the other great quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


12 comments:

  1. i love this to pieces! what a lucky girl your friend is!

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  2. What a fun quilt! The chickens go perfect with the vintage feel of the red and white! Great job!

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  3. Very pretty! Love the chickens.

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  4. what a fun quilt to be sure!

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  5. So pretty and fun, congratulations:))

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  6. Love your take on red and white. and the chickens are so cute.

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  7. This is stunning! Why haven't I got a friend like you?
    My chicken flock is even more wimpy than yours - I only have 4 now (a new pup having put paid to two when they were fully free ranging!) and I would really love a pig or two. We have the room but, with my daughters getting a bit older, I'm trying to downsize on the animal front a little so that once the human animals have left the nest, we'll be able to get out and about a bit more without worrying about having to get home to feed/walk/shut up for the night/etc. business.
    Came to you through MayDay Giveaway and I'm going to use some of your quilt block tutorials to make a lap quilt or similar with my sewing group (there are only 3 of us) here in France. It's good practice for my French translation skills!!

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  8. I love this. I've been gathering red fabric for a little while now. You may have shown me what I "need" to do with it. Thanks for sharing, the recipient is one lucky duck.

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  9. i love this quilt and the rooster

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  10. love this quilt! so great for Iowa!

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