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    Does any one do Chicken Scratch ? Here is some pictures of a quilt I am doing.
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    No, I don't do this technique--but I am impressed. Wow it looks gorgeous! :D

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    Love it!!! Can you show us how to do chicken scratches? Looks like fun.
    PS love the red and white, your quilt is a beauty.

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    I've never heard of it, but it looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJean
    No, I don't do this technique--but I am impressed. Wow it looks gorgeous! :D
    I, too am very impressed!
    Would like to know more about it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie Mae
    Does any one do Chicken Scratch ? Here is some pictures of a quilt I am doing.
    WOW!!! How Beautiful!!

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    Very pretty. I've never heard of chicken scratch.

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    Nice job! Chicken Scratch was popular, I would say about 20 years ago but I am not sure. My memory isn't as good as it was when I worked full time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolepainter54
    Very pretty. I've never heard of chicken scratch.
    ditto

    Beautiful!!!

    Incredible use for gingham!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingsusan
    Quote Originally Posted by JJean
    No, I don't do this technique--but I am impressed. Wow it looks gorgeous! :D
    I, too am very impressed!
    Would like to know more about it!!
    DITTO from me, please.

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    I've never heard of chicken scratch. Your quilt is beautiful, red is my favorite color! Could you explain what chicken scratch is so I know what I'm looking at? All I see is a beautiful quilt! :thumbup:

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    i love chicken scratch i made my son a baby quilt 20 yrs ago. i can't find pattes anymore, do you know where i can????i looked on internet and not much came up
    thanks
    Yours is just stunning!!!!!

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    http://crossstitch.about.com/od/chic...atch-Patterns/
    If you go to this about.com website you will find some links to free patterns and information.

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    Thank you so much for all your kind words. I do a lot of this kind of work. I don't know much about the computer but will try to tell you how to get a pattern. Google Chicken Scratch..a list will come up ..click on Free Chicken Scratch patterns..scroll down to where its says..Chicken Scratch Star Pattern..it will show you how to do it. Other names are Amish Embroidery, Snowflake Embroidery,and Depression Lace. It is a web site that sells books with patterns but I will have to fine it, will post it if I do. I hope this will help.

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    This is beautiful! Great job Willie Mae.

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    Hi Willie Mae: I did Chicken Scratch when I was a teenager back
    in the late 50's. Seems I did some in home ec too. I have always thought it looked so pretty and lacy. I collect vintage aprons, and some have it on them. Nice to see it again. Great work! PS Is Willie Mae a nickname or short for Wilma? My late mother was named Wilma Joan. Was called Willie by her family.

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    Thanks, Sadiemae,(I love your name) My granddaughter is teaching me how to work this computer, but it is slow going.

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    So, Chicken Scratch is the stitch used to put the blocks together? That's the way I understand it. In any case, your quilt is beautiful. Did you do it by hand or on a machine?

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    its beautiful.

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    My name is Willie Mae, most of my friends call me Willie. I don't know where my mother got that name. A friend thought me how to do Chicken Scratch a few years back and now I got quilts in almost every color, some is not together yet. It is something you can do while you watch TV, and it is really pretty, looks like lace.

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    I haven't done that in years! I hadn't thought of using it this way! Very clever! :D Your quilt will be gorgeous!! :D :thumbup:

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    Thanks You... To sew the blocks together you sew it with the machine, the star is done by hand with # 10 crocket thread, and gingham material. It is hard to explain, easy if you see it done.

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    Willi, I did some aprons years ago and loved it, but never found any patterns except one for a border. I've got three bolts of gingham, and would love using it ina quilt and now I have an idea of what to do. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pattern with us.

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    I did one chicken scratch block years ago. I've got the fabric and patterns to do more but where's the time??

    I found books for chicken scratch patterns at

    http://www.pegasusor.com/chicken.htm

    Your quilt is beautiful. As soon as I finish up my current redwork I think it'll be time to move along to more chicken scratch. Although I do have some embroidery bunnies to make. Decisions. How do you choose? :lol:

    Directions for chicken scratch.
    http://www.pegasusor.com/pdfs/chickenscr.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie Mae
    Does any one do Chicken Scratch ? Here is some pictures of a quilt I am doing.
    I would never thought of doing a quilt in Chicken Scratch! We used to square dance and I did a lot of it on my dresses and skirts. Also cute on little girls sundresses.That has been 50 years ago, but I am sure I had some kind of pattern.

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