Are you all chickened out yet?! I hope not!
Choosing fabrics for these quilts was the hardest/most fun part. I threw in a few fun blues, but kept the hens pretty neutral. I'll post links to some of the fabrics I used for this version at the bottom of this post. And yes...a tall soda is required for a long afternoon sewing, which is rare around this house!
My favorite block:
After I made this version I made quite a few pattern tweaks, including the height of the red combs.
It looked too much like these hens were sporting red mohawks.
So many times when I'm working on a new design or quilt I get the quilt almost finished and realize I NEED to tweak something and remake it. Usually it's a huge pain...but the little tweaks nag at me until finally I just fix them, remake the quilt, and move on!
Even though this wasn't my final quilt I went ahead and finished it, and I love how it turned out with the white background! It looks so different with the grey background (in this post).
Kaitlyn quilted this for me again with the chicken wire design (it's really called a honeycomb design I think).
Isn't that backing the cutest??!
Which do you like better? A grey background or a white background? I honestly can't decide which I like more.
Here are some of the fabrics I purchased (some were from my stash). I put the names in case they sell out so you can find them:
White Background Fabric: Moda Bella Solids Off-White 9900-200 (I use this in EVERYTHING!)
Nests: Bella Solids in Hay Feet: I don't remember...whoops!
Combs: (this is a similar hue to what i used) Blossom in Red