The Chicken Run ContinuesApril 8, 2014 at 9:06 am | Posted in Patchwork | 17 Comments
After receiving my chicken, of course I had to go ahead and make mine immediately. Those are just too tempting, and quick to make! When choosing fabrics, I got inspired by the black and white chicken from Granny Maud’s Girl, which I tried to win but didn’t. So I combined a black and white scrap with some binding strips left over from another colourful quilt I made last year, that looking back at my blog I’ve never posted about. I promise to remedy that soon!
But back to the chicken, here’s what I ended up with:
And because she insisted, here’s the view from the backside:
Before we get to the giveaway, while making my chicken I came across a few things that may be useful to future chicken makers that I’d like to share:
- When making the log cabin blocks, it is useful to secure the seams in the last round, especially at the side where the tail will be inserted. I didn’t, and it was quite fiddly to get the seam allowances turned for where the tail goes without half the seams falling apart.
- That tail seam is one of the places where I found it useful to hand baste the seam before sewing. I tried without that first, and ended up with the tail attached to the upper part and a gaping hole where it should be attached to the lower part. So, after spending way too much time taking out the seam again, it didn’t take me more than 5 minutes to hand-baste that seam:
After having that in, it was very quick to machine sew the tail into place, this time without any gaping holes.
So, now you know the tricks I found useful to make my chicken, it’s your turn!
If you would like to win this chicken, you need to do the following:
- Agree to make a chicken of your own to give away, so the Chicken Run can continue. If you have a blog, you can do the giveaway there, while linking back to the originator of the Chicken Run, Avis of Oh Sew Tempting. If you don’t have a blog, you can still play, and Avis will be happy to host the giveaway for you.
- Make a comment to this post, telling me how you’d call this chicken if you win it, and which country it would need to fly to to reach you.
The giveaway will be open until Saturday, April 19th. After that day is over in all timezones, I will draw a winner from all valid entries. I’m looking forward to sending this on its way!