Free range chicken quilt!! Five chickens, one rooster and one egg hiding in the grass!
As I explained in my last post, the foundation-pieced chickens and rooster started as patterns from the Electric Quilt 8 Block Library to which I added some details. I love the resulting birds! The free motion quilting was so much fun to do!
Here's how I quilted the wing on the chicken. I used the corner on the chicken's back as my Two initial anchor points for my scallop design. Then I stitched the pattern freehand without any marking. That's how I do all my free motion quilting unless I am quilting an animal shape. I have to pre-draw animals so they stitch out consistently. Use the arrows on the photos below to scroll through the steps I used to make the chicken's wing.
Here's the backing fabric on the quilt--another of Makower UK's fabulous prints! I can walk through a fabric store and am always drawn to fabrics printed by this company! This fabric has been in my stash for a while and not longer readily available.
This quilt makes me happy! It could be a table topper but I'll probably hanging it up.