Sunday, December 04, 2022

Good Morning World!

While looking at past projects  I remembered making a chicken quilt back in 2012.  I wanted to remake the quilt with some changes and mount it on a stretched canvas like I am mounting my face quilts.  I searched diligently for the pattern, to no avail.   I decided that I would contact the artist and ask if it was still available. Shock! She sent me the pattern attached to an email.  Of course, then I really had to make another one.  (Thanks Laura!)  She then made the pattern available on her website as a freebie and told us about it in her newsletter.  What a great Thanksgiving gift. 
Here is my latest chicken quilt "Good Morning, World!" 
The background sky is a fabric that I dyed, but if you don't dye or paint fabric, I would recommend fabrics from Artfabrik (Laura)  and Colorways by Vicki Welsh.  Both make wonderful dyed fabrics. 
Several of the chicken fabrics are from my stash of fabrics from Vicki. The breast is a fun shibori that I got from Vicki.  The head, comb and wattle come from a stash pack of reds from Vicki called Zinnia. 

Have you ever made a chicken quilt of any kind?

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Rhonda said...

Dyed fabric....hummmmmm...maybe another squirrel in my future.....just kidding....I think. Love the chicken Gene!!

My name is Erika. said...

I really like how it came out Gene.

Vicki W said...

I love your chicken! That shibori was so perfect for the breast feathers.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

LOVE the chicken! - and thanks for the link to the pattern - I already printed it out! I have never made a chicken quilt - but I have made a turkey one - does that count? - LOL - ;))

DVArtist said...

That is so generous of Laura. This is a great pattern and you really made the chicken come alive. Love the fabric you dyed. Another great piece. Have a very nice day today.

Kathleen said...

Lovely chicken and lovely story getting the pattern and making it available to you, then to all!