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Thread: Here is my Chicken quilt so far... Update: Borders done. :)

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    I still have to put borders on it once I figure out for sure what I want to do with them!! :roll:
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    OMG Melissa...when did this work of art get laid?????? It is absolutely fantastic, I LOVE it, so bright and cheery :D :D :D :D

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    That's amazing!!!

    Far out, what an awesome looking quilt!

    This place is incredible, so much inspiration and talent.

    :-)

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    I started working on it a few weeks ago, then my allergies kicked me in the butt big time last week and the first medicine I was on made me so fuzzy headed I couldnt even think to do all the math for all those different size fillers on it. But I finally got it done the other day. Seems like it took forever to do it. :wink: But those chickens are so much fun. I still have a bunch of the patterns that I didnt use, so maybe another chicken quilt in the future?

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    Another one sounds like a great idea! LOL

    That's so quick.... I've been working long hours lately so haven't had much time to sew at all. Snuck in a couple of hours a few nights ago and it all just went pear shaped, sewed bits on upside down, on the wrong side, you name it I did it! Spent more time unpicking and cursing than actually sewing.

    So the chicken quilt is not from a complete pattern, it's one you've put together yourself? It's very impressive, looks great!

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    That is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!! Did you have a pattern?

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    Most of the patterns came from the internet, some from books, some were bought, some were given to me and a couple I scanned some fabric, enlarged it and traced off the pattern.

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    Well done dude, awesome quilt!

    So what are you going to do for the border? ;-)

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    well not real sure on that yet!!! Thinking a narrow solid border first, then maybe a wider one of bricks from all the scaps. It is so busy already I just dont know if that would be too much chaos!!!

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    Might be. But a narrow plain border would seperate it a bit, provide a "break" for the eyes. I like the idea of bricks from the scraps, to make sure it's not too busy just make the bricks a bit bigger so there are less of them. I think it will look stunning!

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    oh WOW!!!!!! It's GREAT!!!!!!

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    I love love this. I have chickens in my kitchen. This is so nice. Is there a pattern? Thanks for welcoming me to the site. Again this is so Pretty :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tslowery
    I love love this. I have chickens in my kitchen. This is so nice. Is there a pattern? Thanks for welcoming me to the site. Again this is so Pretty :D :D :D
    its just a collection of patterns all thrown together!! :D

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    Its a great quilt! You've been very creative with all the different sizes and fillers. Wouldn't it be fun if you could find "chicken wire" fabric for a border? Gotta keep all those birdies in their place~! LOL

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    Ohhhhh!

    I have some chicken wire fabric!


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    No wait, it's chicken foot prints, black on white.

    But I have seen chicken wire fabric, so you can get it.

    That would be very cool as a border.

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    Melissa, that is so cute! I hope you are keeping that one, it's a treasure for sure. A narrow plain border with the chicken wire outside border would be darling. Kudos!!!!!!

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    That is soooo cool! You did a fantastic job! You should hang it up- it makes you smile when you see it!

    Barb

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    Oh My Gosh......I LOVE it.....that's just what a person needs to put a smile on there face!........Thanks so much for sharing.....!.......:-)

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    I LOVE IT! :thumbup:

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    Melissa,
    What a fun quilt! I can't decide which chicken I like best! :lol: I have many of those same patterns book marked. Someday...
    You gave me a big smile today! Thanks!

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    Oh I love it ; i want one. :wink: :wink: :wink: :D

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    That is one fantastic quilt! I love chickens!!!!!
    You used great colors, you did a great job!!!!!

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    I like it!!

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    I love it!!! You are sooo creative!! I think the chicken wire for the border would be perfect too!! :D :thumbup:

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