Saturday, October 22, 2011

Old Chickens

Hmmm - when a person cleans out unused bedside cabinets, she ought to be prepared to find things like this!  Are they not ridiculously fun?  The Rooster is 16 inches and the chickens are 12 inch blocks.  The combs and waddles are all 3-dimensional, and so are the tiny beaks on the chicks.  Why didn't I finish these?  Perhaps I didn't know what to do in the sashing.  I think I'll make sashing out of squares of ... something.  The pattern was wrapped up in the bunch of blocks and is from Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, July/August 2000.   It DOES need to be finished!

Oh yes, there's more in that cabinet.  I'll save that for another day!

13 comments:

Shari said...

What a find! They look fun and will be great to finish. A really charming not-quite-vintage pattern.

Janet O. said...

How fun is this! My grandpa was a chicken farmer. Were he still alive I would have loved to make something like this for him. Makes me smile. Do finish it!

Wonky Girl said...

Oh, what a great find. I cannot wait to see the finished top. (I love chickens).

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

ha, ha what cute chickens. You do have to finish this quilt. It would be perfect for a kitchen ;-)

LynCC said...

Fantastic find!! This'll be a hoot to work up. :)

MARCIE said...

Yes, it needs to be finished! And you have done the hardest part. These are great blocks!

Ruth said...

They are adorable! It will make a darling wall hanging - or whatever! Can't wait to see it finished.

Lynn said...

What a fun surprise - something different to work on.

LC said...

These chicks all need names!

Lindah said...

This really is cute! Nice change of pace. It will be fun to see how you sash and finish it up.

Chell said...

Love them.....what a find!! They are such fun!!!

Helen in the UK said...

Love all the chooks!! Will be fun to see what you do with them :)

Pokey said...

I like those chickens, looks like you'll be making something fun, soon!
:-}pokey