Sunday, October 12, 2008

Today I Made Chickens

Cluck, cluck, cluck!


I spent the morning today getting ready for class--selecting and pressing fat quarters and tracing the chicken template onto freezer paper.


Then I went to class. I love this technique! It's so much fun seeing the chickens come to life and getting a peek at the next block, which is always something of a surprise!


In class, I cut all the pieces for 12 blocks but I'll probably only use 9 in the quilt. Unless I change my mind and decide to keep making chickens. I made three chickens in class.


And, of course, I couldn't stop making chickens, so I came home and made three more.


Now that I've done a few, they're going faster, although there are quite a few pieces in each block. I've sprinkled chicken blocks throughout this post. They aren't squared up and trimmed yet--that will come when I've made all the blocks.


I'd love to stay up all night and keep making chicken blocks, but I have things to do tomorrow, so I can't, darn it! Hummmmm. I wonder what the next chicken will look like? If you haven't tried this way of making blocks before, try it! But be forewarned--like all highly fun things, it's addictive!

15 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Your chickens are terrific - I love Buggy Barn patterns and their country/muddy colours are lovely but it is refreshing to see them in something a bit more zingy!

Kathie said...

Love these chickens!
I would love to make this quilt too.
glad to hear it isn't that hard! and your having so much fun.
can't wait to see more blocks on Sunday!
Kathie

Cheryl said...

Great job on your chickens! I just love the Buggy Barn method, so forgiving and so much fun!!

Louise SS said...

Cute chickens! I like your color selections. Been thinking about trying this method a long time...maybe now is the time to do it! It sure looks like fun!

Eileen said...

Very cute chickens, Kim, Do you cut about 4 at the same time and then interchange the colors?
I wouldn't know what I would do with a chicken quilt though. Guess it would be a cute table topper. Wanting for the rest of them. I do like your choice of fabics.

Quilt Hollow said...

I agree and love the Buggy Barn way. Many moons ago I made a Star quilt with their method....it was fun and addicting to see what the next block would be! Your chickens are perfect with the off-beat colors you chose. LOL

Vicki W said...

I love them!!!

ranette said...

Sweeeet Chickens!!! The Buggy Barn method is so much fun.

MichelleB said...

I looooove your chicken blocks! They are fantastic!

Kim said...

I knew you would love it!!! Your chicks are great... I did spring fever from the same book.. it's sooo amazing how different it looks with all fabric choices we have out there.... it was alot of fun.

MARCIE said...

Such fun! Great fabric choices. Isn't fun to mix them up?

Nan said...

Those chicks are the cutest! I love your fabric choices - very French Provencal. I have to make this quilt now!

Lizzie said...

Love the chickens!

Lizzie

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I have a stack of those made but never put them in a quilt. There fun arent they?

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