Friday, November 20, 2015

Our Chicken Quilt for Kay

It has been decided that we will make a quilt for Kay, the owner of Brazos House, as a thank you for taking such good care of all of us.  We are going to present it in November and each person is making a "chicken" churn dash block for it.  I offered to make two in case Jen runs out of time getting to hers.  I am going to keep this a running post and will update as I get information and see the progress of the quilt.  It can easily be found by clicking the tab at the top of the blog when you want to see the updates.

I found my two fabrics at the Dallas Quilt show and went to the stash for the complimentary fabrics.  Sharron is in charge of this project and she has asked us to do a dark border and then the pastel color of it for the outer border.  Can do.

I thought I would do a simple Churn Dash tutorial here if anyone needs to see what we are up to.  Cut a 6 1/4" square of the "chicken" fabric.  Then cut 4 strips 1 1/2" x 6 1/4".  Also make 4 2 1/2" HST's by whatever method you desire. Sew one light and one dark strip together with a scant 1/4" seam and repeat 3 more times for a total of 4 strip sets.

Lay out how you want it to look and sew just like a nine-patch.

I webbed mine, but it is not required, just remember to use those scant 1/4" seams.

Don't they look fun.  I can't wait to see how everyone's turn out.  These are from Jen and I.

Allison's block:

Jennifer S's block:

Jennifer M's block

Debi K's block

Gena's block:

Lucille's block:

Glenda's block:

Sherri Miller's block:

Fawn's block:

Valerie's block:

Stephannie's block:

Shirley's block:

Sharron's blocks:

Janet's block:

Most of the blocks together:

UPDATE:  Here is the flimsy as finished by Sharron.  Looking so good.

And it's COMPLETE!!!  Oh I just know she is going to love it.  Glenda quilted it with a chicken wire pattern and I opted to use a dark egg fabric for the binding.  Allison proved the cutest label for us and I added a signature spot.  I simply can't wait to give it to her.  I am changing the date of this post as today is the completion date (Original dates was April 15).  Will update with pictures of us giving it to her after retreat.

We are at the November retreat and it is time to present our gift to Kay.  Yep, I get to do the honors and she is just so touched.  She says to me, "You made a quilt for me?"  We sure did pretty lady.  We love you so much and are thankful for all  you do for us each time we visit.

The next day, Kay's husband, Stan, let us know that he is going to enter a picture of it in Poultry Magazine.  Well dang -- we might get published.  Perhaps this story will keep going.  For now --- stay warm Kay --- you are wrapped in our love.


  1. Oh Golly! Make we wanna go cluck-cluck-sew! Great flock coming together! Kay is gonna love it!!

    1. I am loving it oh so much as well. I can't claim any part of this idea but am so very glad that Sharron took it on and ran with it. Kay is going to absolutely love it

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  3. do you still need blocks for this?

    1. Thank you so much for offering, but we have completed the blocks. The top is now being set and will be sent to the longarmer soon. Then it will come back to me for binding. So exciting.

  4. Squeal!!!! It is wonderful!! Thank you for letting me be part of this lovely gift for Kay!! Hugs, Allison in Plano, TX USA

    1. This was the BEST, wasn't it? Her quiet question in my ear of "You made a quilt for ME?" will ring for quite awhile and warm my heart.