Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Country chickens

For those of you who has followed my blog for some time, know my weakness for chickens.. You know; once farmer - always farmer! :) We always had chickens at the farm and when I was a little girl, we sold eggs to the local grocery store. I loved to pick the eggs, counting eggs, wash the eggs before they went to the shop etc. The eggs were big - no joke - and many clients wanted eggs from our chickens!
Remember the old lady who hinted to my friend Johnny about sale in her local quilting shop? Well, not the old lady... I mean the box full of fabric swatches I got last year - it was a 10 kilos / 22 pound box! Lots of yummy fabric swatches there and what caught my eyes - no surprise! - was the chicken fabric; hens and roosters, from the 'le petit poulet' line by American Jane for Moda.
I almost broke my brain figuring out how to get the max out of the swatches. I knew using only the swatches and panel pieces were far from enough for a quilt, so I added white tone-on-tone.  




The panel pieces also included small squares of bunnies and sheep. I decided not to mix sheep into the chickens and bunnies...
What was left of the swatches after the quilt was finished,  turned out to be; a table topper...
I think it's going to look much better if I add a white border around it, like I did on the quilt... Looks like something is missing...
Looking at it now... Do the bunnies disappear somehow with the big pinwheel blocks around? The blocks are 7.5 inch square (sewn into quilt) and I only had 5 bunnies (one not used). What do you think?


Now I'm waiting for matching backing fabrics... :)

   

5 comments:

Elzaan said...

What lovely quilts. They are gorgeous! The bunnies does disappear into the quilt, but it is still beautiful all the same

Karen said...

These are fun. I really like the way you have used the swatches and panel pieces. I think both look wonderful.
I think the rabbits are fine if you keep to that size with the table topper. If it gets too much bigger I think the rabbits will get lost then.
And yes, I love all the white in it!

PJs Lapperier. said...

Härligt färgglada toppar!

Fleurette said...

I love your chicken quilt and the bunnies and pinwheels are wonderful!

Teje said...

Oh, those are so wonderful! I love chickens and bunnies! x Teje