Monday, September 27, 2010

A Little Bit Crazy About Chickens

I don't know what it is, but in the fall, my mind seems to turn to chickens--more than at other time of the year, it seems. Today I finished the Schnibbles quilt top, Paganini. It has a chicken border. Of course, I'll show you:

One of the very interesting things about this pattern is that Carrie Nelson has given us four different versions of the quilt, all in the one Schnibbles pattern. I was a little confused when I first saw photos of the Paganini quilts that Sinta and Sherri had made, because they didn't look like the picture on the pattern cover, but now I know why--since I made the same one they did, which is version 4.

The other three versions orient the seam in the initial half square triangles in the opposite direction. As someone mentioned in my Schnibbles class yesterday, one of the versions, done in the right colors, would look like a series of Christmas wreaths and would make a nice holiday quilt--I think I'd add some red "berry" buttons, a couple appliqued bows, and a little rick rack too! Take a look at version 3, and you'll see what I mean:

Anyway, something for another day, when my mind has turned from chickens to Christmas (which is just before it turns to mush).

But back to chickens. I was thinking, as I made the Schnibbles quilt, that it would nicely compliment another chicken quilt I'd made from a Buggy Barn pattern, using much the same colors. When I went to hunt down a photo on my blog (which is much easier to search than my photo albums), I found I'd done the chicken pattern two years ago in October. See? Chickens in fall.

Someday I really need to get these chickens quilted. Maybe next fall.


Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

LOVE those chickens! Very cute!

CaraQuilts said...

hehehe chickens...

Wonky Girl said...

I love the Chooks! At least you have tops, I have several patterns but haven't started any. Your last photo has so many perfect fabrics, looks like it was a kit.

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoyed!! I still need to make mine!

PunkiePie said...

I have a yard of the yellow chicken fabric you used for your border (the quilt top is very cute, BTW). I don't know WHY I bought it. I'm not into chicken. But there you go, I have a yard of it just hanging around. Maybe I'll have a giveaway and stick it in there. LOL!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

What a great quilt top - well both of them.

quiltmom said...

I love the Buggy barn chicken pattern so much that I had to buy it when you wrote about it before- I even bought great chicken fabric for the border- Someday I am going to stop being a chicken and get it made LOL

Love your new little chicken quilt too.

Those Schnibbles patterns are fun too- have the book for those too-
Are you sensing a pattern???

Have a great evening
Warmest regards,

Sinta Renee said...

I love your version!!! I also liked your how you wrote about the pattern:) on another note... I had forgotten all about that BB pattern. I need to go get my (top) out of the closet, perfect for fall!