Selvage or Funky Chicken Pincushion

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by , 11-07-2011 at 06:49 AM (1526 Views)
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This is my first tute so please bear with me. I had enough questions about my selvage and crazy chickens that I felt it would be better to make a tute rather than answer everybody individually. I’m not claiming to the basic design of the chicken itself that honor goes to the late Doreen Speckmann and her Norwegian Chicken pattern. Her original pattern was for 3” log cabin blocks with 1/2” logs, very small felt beak and comb and a seed bead for the eyes. Cute, but not nearly the pizazz I like nowadays. My love of selvages & pincushions begat the birth, umm… hatching, of my wild & funky chickens.

Step 1: The Body
This batch is 3-1/2” squares making a 2-1/2” tall chicken when finished. Any size or type of squares can be used, selvages, crazy, log cabin, or any other square pattern. I make 6” square selvage chickens for my guild friends, not only are these chickens huge, but what character!!
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