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    I need help, but I'm picky

    Help!

    Our guild is making blocks for a lady that has been so very helpful to all of us for many years. She likes chickens, so we are making chicken blocks. We are all supposed to come up with one of our own, so there is no common pattern. Needs to finish 12" sq.

    Does anyone no where I can find one? I can't do paper piecing, and not really fond of applique.

    Many thanks to any ideas.

    Sherry

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    I did a quick google search, but as I suspected, all the patterns that I saw were either PP'd or applique. Since you don't want to do either of those, I can only think of pre-printed fabric with chickens on it that are fussy cut and pieced into a block.

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    Thanks, Suzzanne. I'm afraid you might be right. and to think how many times I have walked past so many cute chicken fabrics! I could kick myself.

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    There are quite a few fabrics with chickens out there. Maybe you could incorporate one of them into a block....

    Here's a link to one: http://www.rossvillequilts.com/cgi-b...rooster1220_44

    you can go to http://www.quiltshops.com/ and search for chicken sale and come up with a lot to peruse and satisfy that perfect chicken urge! (Maybe even a nest with eggs?????) Luck to ya!

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    I recently saw some really cute chicken and rooster fabrics on ebay when I typed in fabric panels. They had some blocks that would be really cute. Good luck! m

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    I just bought some cute chicken fabric online and you can order just a 1/2 yard. Here is the link in you like the fabric. You could fussy cut a chicken and put a border around it????
    http://www.fabric.com/quilting-fabri...en-yellow.aspx

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    Oh, char634w, that is the fabric I was looking at. It's definitely a front runner if I can't find a chicken block to piece.

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    i love the chickens on this site http://fatcatpatterns.com/Chicken%20Designs.html
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    Could you adjust the sizing on this one http://www.janicejenney.com/2010/chi...-quilt-blocks/

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    Check out fatcatpatterns.com for a new free BOM showing featuring chickens. Not sure what size they are.
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    Those pieced blocks are darling! Thanks for the links!
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    i was going to say fatcatpatterns. i love hers.

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    Great resources folks. Thanks.
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t178070.html This one was posted today. Might be something to look into

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    Remember ... an egg is just a chicken before it has hatched.

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    1 PANEL HAPPILY EVER AFTER by JACQUELINE PATON RED ROOSTER saltbox house chicken

    on ebay
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    Consider the pastel pencils tutorial posted here last year and do a center block with a chicken or rooster in it, you could trace one from something, then surround it with log cabin strips to get to the 12 inches. It would be quick and a showstopper!
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    Check out the picture section today. There's a quilt there called Chunky Chickens. Really cute.

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    Look at the Funky Chicken quilt here on the board. Yes, there is a little applique in it, but not much.http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t178070.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i love the chickens on this site http://fatcatpatterns.com/Chicken%20Designs.html

    This site has a BOM of Funky Chickens patterns, you could easily make any of them your own. If you want to PM me I have been collecting chicken blocks.
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    Take a simple coloring page of a chicken and do a redwork chicken! Luann
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    Try Pam bono's site. she has lots of good piecing patterns for animals. I made ducks one time from her pattern and it was really cute

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    My daughter's MIL loves chickens but only the Hens not the Roosters. She has several chickens in a coop on her land in Australia. So does the lady like hens or Roosters or doesn't care???? If she likes hens like my DDMIL.....hens are hard to find on material.
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    I found this pieced chicken block. Hope it fits your requirements.

    http://www.sandybonsib.com/pattern_archive_Jan02.htm
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