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Thread: Chicken Quilt

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    A little background about the chicken quilt. In May 2000 (yes, 2000, not a typo) I went to the quilt show in Lancaster PA with 2 quilt friends. We were inspired by a chicken quilt we saw there and began to collect chicken fabric, chicken patterns, and chicken buttons. (Eventually this obsession even spilled over to our kitchens and has almost gotten out of hand!!) Every time we made a block, we made 3 of them and shared with each other. My friends finished their quilts several years ago and have entered them in quilt shows and won ribbons. I just got mine back from the quilter's last Monday so I spent this week attaching binding, a sleeve, label and buttons. I finished this afternoon and wanted to share with you all. It took 8 years, but I am FINALLY done. :D

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    sorry! I forgot the pic!
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    That is just way too cute!

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    Marcia that is just Awesome!! I love it! Can you get some close ups of some of the blocks? That blue chicken is a bit tubby isnt he :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Marcia that is just Awesome!! I love it! Can you get some close ups of some of the blocks? That blue chicken is a bit tubby isnt he :lol:
    What would you like to see a close up of?

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    What an awesome quilt!!! Very whimsical, can't help but smile when I look at it! You did a fantastic job, 8 years well spent!!

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    What would we like to see close up?

    ALL of it! That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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    I want to see the one I think its sitting on a wire basket maybe, almost in the center and just any of them really, they are just too cute!

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    Oh my gosh, that is so awesome! Very country, and a lot of work put into that, and your quilter did a beautiful job, looks gorgeous!!! :) :) :)

    Melissa, if you hit the download button below the photo, you can enlarge the photo on your screen then :)

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    Well arent you just too clever Barb!! See I would have had to have been thinking in order to do that!! And its the weekend! No thinking!!!! :lol: :lol:

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    That's ok, guess my lightbulb just happens to be turned on right now! LOL LOL LOL :) I must be having a rare lightbulb moment lol

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    OK got it, shes sitting on a soup bowl, How funny :lol:

    Thanks Barb!

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    Way cool!

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    That is an awesome quilt. I love it, love it, love it.

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    Here are a couple close up pics for you. You can see more detail. We did wool, embroidery, buttons, etc-nothing was off limits!

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    another
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    another one

    did this one 4 years ago!
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    Thanks for the close ups! This is super awesome! I love how you took all the different sized blocks and put them all together! It's adorable!

    The close up also let me see you used chicken fabric to make chickens, which I suppose you said in the first post, but I didn't catch on....

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    Wow, every time i look at your quilt, i see new things i didnt see the first time, just so much detail everywhere! Really really awesome :) :) :)

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    thank you all-it was really fun and it is a happy quilt

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    No, Thank You Marcia! It really is a fun quilt!

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    That is a great quilt...
    Glad you kept up with it.
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    I love chickens! How Cute!!

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    I LOVE IT!!!!! I really like chicken stuff but this quilt is just over the top. Great job.
    About the 2000 - I have a quilt I've been working on since 1998 or 1999, it's been so long I don't remember exactly when I started it! It has lots of applique (needle turn) & now I'm hand quilting it, except I keep having to stop & work on other quilts for gifts.
    Love those chickens, especially the tall guy with long skinny legs!
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    Wow, I love it, the amount of detail you have added is amazing - well worth the wait, you should enter it into a show and I bet you will win a ribbon too!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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