Chicken Quilt

Chickens… Quilts… What can I say? It had to happen. 



You can blame one of my wonderful doctoral students who gave me two pieces of chicken-themed fabric from a shop in Amsterdam. Don’t I have great students?

Now… How to assemble them? I am thinking a thin solid green border on each to frame the blocks, then cream sashing. Would that work? The text prints are from some cheap tea towels I picked up in a local supermarket.



Elsewhere in the world, my grandmother is having her 92nd birthday. I can find few better ways of celebrating International Women’s Day than that. Hurray for her! I can remember, eons ago, learning to sew on her hand-crank Singer one summer holiday in Suffolk. Precious memories. One real lady.

Happy chickening. I’m sure the beasties will approve whatever I chose to do with the quilt. JJ

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5 Responses to Chicken Quilt

  1. I agree with Nesta – orange or yellow would add a lovely pop of colour to all that green my dear 🙂 xxx

    • You are brilliant, Nesta and Lynne! Yes! I have actually found a ‘jelly roll’ of all sort of solids that includes greens, oranges and a pop or two of brighter rust colours. It’s going to bring it all together. Thanks! I wouldn’t have thought of it!

  2. Pamela says:

    Cute chickens and chicken quilt blocks! 92 birthdays sounds like a wonderful thing to celebrate.

  3. Nesta says:

    Brilliant idea to use tea towels! I would even like orange or yellow to frame the blocks. They look great. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt!

    • You are brilliant, Nesta! Yes! I have actually found a ‘jelly roll’ of all sort of solids that includes greens, oranges and a pop or two of brighter rust colours. It’s going to bring it all together. Thanks! I wouldn’t have thought of it!

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