A Chicken Quilt on White

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

Are you all chickened out yet?!  I hope not!  

When I first started designing this Chickens pattern I made a version with a white background, unlike the grey background I used for the cover quilt

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

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: 

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

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.  

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

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). 

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

Kaitlyn quilted this for me again with the chicken wire design (it’s really called a honeycomb design I think).  

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

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.

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes 

The Chickens pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern 

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!)

Backing Fabric:  Urban Cottage Ivory and Black Words to Live By 108 Wide Back (the ivory is sold out, but the gray is cute, and so is the black)

Nests:  Bella Solids in Hay     Feet:  I don’t remember…whoops!

Combs:  (this is a similar hue to what i used) Blossom in Red

Hen bodies/blocks: 

The polka dot is old (sorry!), but this, this, this, this, and this, are cute dot prints varying in dot size. 

Boots & Spurs Brown Boots Dot, Riley Blake

Blossom in Beach, Riley Blake

Blossom in Aqua, Riley Blake

Bedrock Gravel Stone Texture, Windham Fabrics

Large Hashtag Black, Riley Blake

Moon Harvest Hearts in Black, Dear Stella

Architextures Charcoal Crosshatch, Robert Kaufman

Feline Myself Ash Hearts, Dear Stella

Uncorked Metallic Denim, Windham Fabrics

 

 

 

 

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A Shimmer Quilt Top + a 4th of July runner

Shimmer Quilt Pattern

Can you believe I posted about this Shimmer sew-a-long way back in January?!   Now it’s the last month and we’re done! 

If you were sewing 4 blocks each month you should have 20 blocks to sew together into a throw size.

Shimmer Quilt Pattern

I sewed my blocks together yesterday and honestly?!  It reminds me of ketchup and mustard. 

Way too much red, and way too much mustard.  At least it’s very bright and summery, and I do like the colors!

Shimmer Quilt Pattern

Shimmer Quilt Pattern

Once it’s finished I’m sure I’ll like it more. 

My “SUPER BORED” almost teenager and I decorated the house for 4th of July…and by decorate I mean I got out a table runner and a few cute star garlands from Target.  ;)

4th of July Stars  Table Runner Pattern

4th of July Stars  Table Runner Pattern

This is the 4th of July Stars runner pattern from the Modern Holiday pattern booklet.  

Also there is no way this is going to stay clean.  My table was covered, COVERED in paint/glitter/marker/stickers/glue/paper/beads before I wiped it off today.  My dining room table is also the kids art table…and there is way more art than eating here during the summer!

 

 

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Hop Skip

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

Jane won’t sit for a picture…but she sure will bounce for one!  

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

This quilt was a new pattern for Quilt Market, called Hop Skip.  It’s a little pattern, and a crib quilt size at 39 1/2″ x 50″.  It’s made with only 4 quarters, plus a fun print for the large borders and a background.  The fabrics and especially the bouncing ball print from my Bounce line was perfect for it! 

This little quilt flies together, and is good for showing off fabrics with a larger print. 

Hop Skip Quilt Pattern

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

I quilted it myself with the blue clouds print on the back, and used my favorite blue plus print for the binding. 

I always get lots of questions about my machine stitched binding, you can find a tutorial here for how I machine stitch my bindings if you are curious. 

Hop Skip can be found here as a PDF, or here as  paper pattern.  

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

Friday is our last day of school.  I always have mixed feelings.  Between “YAY they’ll be home and no more schedules!”  and, “Nooooo they’ll be home and no more schedules!”.  

I’m working on our making our daily chore charts for the summer…and my kids are going to be thrilled (insert a swimming pool of sarcasm).  

Happy Summer!

 

 

 

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