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Thread: Chicken Fowl Quilt...NEVER SAY NEVER

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    Chicken Fowl Quilt...NEVER SAY NEVER

    The first Chicken Fowl Quilt I made for someone (as a beginner/early intermediate quilter). I met a lady at a quilt show, she wanted this quilt and I volunteered to do it for her. DUH What was I thinking? It took months of dreading, doing, fretting, doing. When completed, I said I will never do that again. The quilt inspector is checking out the back side and said...like cross stitching the back should look as good as the front.

    Fast forward two years...the phone rings, lady dialed wrong number. She had seen my chicken quilt in local newspaper. Her best friend loves chickens, would I made this quilt for her in time for Christmas. OK It is October. I am digitizing it on Masterworks (another learning experience).

    Good news:

    Keep something long enough, you will eventually use it. Four embroider in the hoop projects in order to gain experience with hoops. This project to gain experience with digitizing program. And too many UFOs to count BUT I did finish four last week.

    Experience helps. First time, each paper pieced triangle border took me 8 hours. This time only 2 & it was fun.
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    It's gorgeous!! You did a great job on it and I love it. She should be very happy with it!

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    You are a true artist, that is so pretty.

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    That is so very cute!!! love it!!!

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    Well worth all the learning time, lovely quilt.

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    Definitely a work of art! Thank you for sharing!

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    I need to say the original pattern is by Debora Konchinsky. It is copyrighted so I need to mention that and this is pattern #9901 from her company Critter Pattern Works. Sometime while working on first one, I was looking at my old VCR taped shows of Simply Quilts from over ten years ago. I ran across one where Alex had Deborah and her husband on...small world...they were working as vendors at the quilt show in Florida where pattern was purchased.
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    nicely done
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    Love the multi-colored triangle pieced strip. Could you tell me what the pieces measured before you pieced them?
    Thanks. Your finished quilt is beautiful. My mother would love it! She collects roosters.

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    How to make a triangle border / sash

    Quote Originally Posted by EnjoyMyQuilting View Post
    Love the multi-colored triangle pieced strip. Could you tell me what the pieces measured before you pieced them?
    Thanks. Your finished quilt is beautiful. My mother would love it! She collects roosters.
    Simple ( I hope ) instructions for triangle borders / sash
    Draw two lines 2 inches apart (or however wide you want border or sash).
    Draw a line on each outer side 1/4 inch away for seam allowance. You should have 4 lines.
    On second line down, place a dot every inch away from left edge of paper.
    On third line down, start 1/2 inch from left edge of paper and place a dot every inch away from that original dot.
    Start connecting dots as shown in photo to make triangles.
    Paper piece with small scraps from your stash!

    I have added two additional examples, showing dots further apart ( 1 1/2 inches ) and closer together ( 1/2 inch ).
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