My international quilting bee group took on a different format this year where we focused more on making blocks for charity quilts. I found the greatest Chicken Quilt Block Tutorial by Sew Inspired online and asked my mates to make them. The block pattern/tutorial was a bit unclear as to which way the big block was oriented – one way made a narrow chicken and the other a wide chicken. As a result, I made and received some of each, so I made two quilts.
This is the wide chicken quilt:
Here’s a close up of the quilting. It is a pantograph called ‘Boing’. Kind of like springs – lots of swirlies.
The narrow chicken quilt:
This pantograph is called Stipple Flowers.
This is the back – I used the same backing for both quilts.
It is the cutest chicken fabric in the world!
These quilts were a ton of fun, and my bee mates did a great job with the blocks. They are fun blocks to make…in fact I might be making more now!
Wide Chicken Final Details:
- Finished 46″x58″
- I’m not actually sure what the batting is. I got a bunch of leftovers from a quilting class I took and decided just to use it. I think it is a poly blend of some kind.
- So Fine#50, color #503 (light grey) on both the top and bobbin
- Pantograph is Boing from Anne Bright Designs
- Around 75,000 total quilting stitches.
Narrow Chicken Final Details:
- Finished 49″x55″
- Same mystery batting as Wide above
- So Fine#50, color #503 (light grey) on both the top and bobbin. The thread color on this one was tough with the black sashing and the white background on the blocks. I started with a darker gray but it was way too dark. The light grey worked out a lot better.
- Pantograph is Stipple Flowers from Anne Bright Designs
- 53,820 total quilting stitches
- This was a finish on my Q3’19 FAL list so I will be posting it on the FAL linky right now because it closes soon!