Monday, February 18, 2019

Show Your Wings Bloghop




Winner, winner, chicken dinner. No, we're not going to eat these chickens that I created for the Show Your Wings bloghop. We've always had chickens on and off thru the years. We just had family Christmas Day at one of our sons house and he brought out Chicken Ginger to hang out with us. Yes, their chickens are named after family members, thus Chicken Ginger. And they have Dixie, Louise, and Blondie just to name a few. All was fine and well till she pooped on the carport and was taken back to the coop.

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Some others in the family have ordered baby chicks for the spring and are they just arrived flapping their little wings . Sister says I should make a chicken quilt. Then along comes the Show Your Wings bloghop and I was brainstorming what to do for it. So its chicken wings for Show Your Wings with these whimsical chickens.



I used fabric I had in my stash and was surprised to find a yellow/tan that looks like chicken wire that’s good for the background. There was only enough for eight big blocks, no more. So I made it work.



The backing is a kind of a toille farm scene with chickens and goats and barns that I had from who knows when or where. And I had just enough red to put around the huge blocks. The blocks range from 8x16 to 12x12. The reds weren't measured to any specific size. They were cut to fit between the blocks. It came together without a pattern or plan. I just "winged"  it as it evolved along.



The chickens body parts are cut from a free-handed drawn template. The bodies are from different black fabrics to give them a cohesive look. Then different wings and feathers. The beaks, combs, and feet are all matching. Some do look as if they may be a rooster.



The baby chick blocks are just hatched and still in the cracked egg. 



They are appliqued to the tan/yellow and then surrounded by random size red fabric to offset each in the lineup





It's a finished measurement of 50"x78. I'm thinking it will be a cute throw for a farmhouse sunroom.



Thank you for stopping by to visit the chicken wings in Show Your Wings bloghop.
Leave a comment and let me know you were here and then visit the others participating in the Show Your Wings Bloghop . 

Check out all the amazing bloggers who will be participating:

February 18

February 19

February 20

February 21



Gin

38 comments:

  1. I love this quilt. Your chickens on the quilt look adorable 😍

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  2. Great chicken throw and very clever fabric & color scheme.

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  3. I love your chicken quilt! The chickens have so much personality!

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  4. It is so cute!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  5. I LOVE those chickens! What personality! My cousin named all her hens when she had chickens--after all her aunts and then after others. :) Anywyay, I want to make a chicken quilt with unusual chickens one of these days. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your chickens are just too cute. What a great project. So enjoyed your post.

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  7. Clever girl! Your chicken quilt is so cute and fun and perfect for people who raise chickens. You are nochicken as you bravely wing your way to such a wonderful quilt completion. Congratulations! Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  8. Those chickens are so, so cute and made such a fun quilt...definitely a smile maker! The fabrics and colors went together perfectly for this. I love to wing it in quilt making and you did good on this. Thank you for hopping with us and inspiring us with those sweet chickens!

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  9. Chicken "Ginger" is very cute - - but - - the Chicken Quilt is very Creative & Beautiful ! (Peggy)

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  10. I love how you just "winged" it. This is so wonderful. I love your chickens.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  11. Love it! I have chickens, I call them my clucky girls. I have a couple of chicken patterns waiting in the "wings" to start.

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  12. Very cute! I have a good friend who would love this, you should make a pattern for it. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Thank You for Hopping and sharing your Wings. Your chickens are adorable.

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  14. Absolutely adorable. I love the different chickens and the hatchlings. What a fun quilt and a great way to show off your wings.. :)

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  15. Great bunch of roosters and chicks, they have such personality

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  16. Your chickens are adorable! Thanks for sharing :) MelvaLovesScraps (at) NolanQualityCustoms (dot)com

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  17. Such fun and adorable chickens. A fabulous quilt for the challenge.

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  18. Oh my gosh...those chicks are too cute. Hotties I might say! Fun fun quilt!

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  19. Very amazing quilt! Awesome! Enjoy your day! :-) :-)

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  20. Cute chickens! Thanks for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  21. This is such a fun quilt. I love each and every bird and chick. You have a Wonderful imagination

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  22. The quilt is as cute as can be. I love those chickens. Thank you for sharing today.

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  23. I love those chickens and chicks! Reminds me of being at the farm with my granddaughters and collecting the eggs each day!
    Carol Andrews
    https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

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  24. Hi Gin! Wowee - that background fabric is just perfect for this piece. Isn't it fun how sometimes things just fall into place, like it was meant to be. Happy Monday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  25. My goodness, those are the cutest chicken wings ever. How fun that the hop fit right into the family visit and chickens!

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  26. Cute chicken quilt. I have one I need to finish! Great work!

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  27. Gotta LOVE those funky chickens for the Show Your Wings Blog Hop!!!

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  28. Your chicken quilt and all the details are awesome. Now I suddenly want to make a chicken quilt!!

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  29. Oh my gosh!! that is the best!! what a cute quilt!! and I really like the names of his chickens!

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  30. Incredibly fun chickens - love the back story too!

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  31. Oh, so fun and whimsical! Love it!

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  32. Love reading about the inspiration. The chickens in your quilt has such fun personalities!!

    -Soma

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  33. Great chickens πŸ£πŸ£πŸ£πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”

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  34. Love the whimsies. We had a similar thought. You should have added the pink quilt with the birds to this, it is cute too.

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