Chickens Quilt Pattern

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

I have new patterns and quilts to share with you this week!  

First off…..how have I even survived these last 12 years without making a chicken quilt until now??!!  

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

Once I got this idea into my head it was stuck there for a year until I finally made these hens.   

Not gonna lie…figuring out and writing this pattern challenged me big time….but watching these blocks come together made my quilting life complete.  

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

Aren’t they so cute lined up like that?!

Kaitlyn quilted this for me with a honeycomb chicken wire-ish design.  I backed it with this cute 108″ wideback fabric that was practically made for this quilt. 

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

I even took this quilt down to show the real ladies for their approval…

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

…she gave it a good look so I’m thinking she likes it.  She was more interested in the cracked corn Jane was carrying around.  

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

The pattern includes 3 sizes, Small/Crib, Medium Throw, and Large Throw.  The blocks are made with fat quarters, and yardage.  The background I used is Essex Linen yarn dyed in Steel.  It’s my favorite slightly textured backing fabric and is easy to sew with.   The last page of the pattern includes all of the cut sizes for each block in case you don’t want to make a whole quilt. 

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

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


Jane loves this quilt as much as I do!  ;)

Edit:  I’ve had so many questions about fabrics for this quilt!  Here are a few of them that I could find (if the links don’t work anymore try putting the name of the fabric into Google): 

Yes, Please Black Dots Yardage, Riley Blake fabrics

Blossom on White, Riley Blake Fabrics  

Blossom on Denim, Riley Blake Fabrics 

Large Hashtag black Riley Blake fabrics 

Farm Fresh Scalloped Feathers, Moda

Stripes in Jailbird, Andover

Moonscape in Flax, Dear Stella

Small Dots in Soot, Andover

 

 

 

 

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The Strips and Squares Quilt

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

This is one of our most used quilts in our home, and one of my very favorite free tutorials I’ve written!  Since I had it out anyways I decided to take some photographs of it, and make the old tutorial into a printable PDF.  

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

I wrote the tutorial and made the quilt in 2012…does anyone else cringe when they read/look at their old writings?   It’s slightly painful for me to read through some old blog posts.  ;) 

Anyways…here is a now printable version of the Strips and Squares Bed Quilt Tutorial

Strips and Squares Bed Quilt Tutorial

 

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

The fabric was mostly Seaside by Riley Blake (hard to find now!), and the beautiful quilting was done freehand by Kathy.  

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

I’ve seen so many beautiful variations of this made over the past 7 years.  It looks good in everything, uses fat quarters or 1/4 yards, and includes 4 sizes!  

Happy quilting!  -Allison

 

 

 

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Shuffling

Sewing Space

(That cute needlepoint was a gift from Peggy Christenson and is one of my favorite possessions. And the sign was a gift from Andrea Hoke …it made my life complete.)

I’ve spent the last week or so shuffling around my sewing room, office space, kids bedrooms, and basically the entire house to bring my sewing stuff downstairs into our living room so my 12 year old could have his own room.  So far it’s kind of like cooking in someone else’s kitchen…it feels a bit odd to be down on the main floor, but I also LOVE that I feel like I’m spending so much more time with my kids and I’m not hidden up in my sewing room!  Plus it’s still nice and bright.  

I brought down a little bit of my fabric, I’m trying to sort it as I bring it down and it’s slow going.   Every time I move my fabric around I’m grateful that I’m a fairly “light stasher”!  Eventually when I bring it all down I’ll make it look tidy and folded on the shelf…maybe.

As soon as everything was back in place I finished up my Shimmer blocks for April (Shimmer sew-a-long info can be found here!).  

Shimmer Pattern Blocks

I obviously have a favorite block….isn’t that center cute?  That fabric was leftover from a backing, the 108″ wideback by Lori Holt I purchased here.  It’s a darker teal than it looks in my photo.  Cutest backing ever.   Also my yellow game is still going strong…I tried taking a break from the yellow but it didn’t last long.

Chain Piecing

I spent last month piecing up a storm so that I can share something new soon.  Can’t wait to finish up the computer work (the worst) so I can share it!

 

 

 

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