The Chicken Run Continues

April 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:

Chicken -- Beauty Shot

And because she insisted, here’s the view from the backside:

Chicken -- Back View

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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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:
      Chicken - Basted
      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:

  1. 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 ofย  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.
  2. 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!




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  1. I’d call the chicken Lucky Stripper since you showed her backside in public. She’ll be flying to the United States, the Commonwealth of Virginia, to strut her stuff.

  2. […] another chance for you all to win a log cabin chicken. All you have to do is leave a comment on Textile Dreamerโ€™s giveaway post to say what you would name this chicken and which country she would be flying off to if you win. […]

  3. LOL! I love Wanda’s comment. It made me giggle ๐Ÿ˜† As you can see, I’ve advertised your giveaway on my blog now and your chicken looks great ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun!

  4. I would call her lucky clunky.

  5. Hi!!!! She is very cute!!!! Here chickie chickie chickie!!!! I would name her Kentucky Lucky Ducky!!!! She would come to the U.S. Kentucky!!!! She is adorable and thanks for the tips!!!!

  6. Yay! I love love love the Chicken Run! So excited to finally get to be in the “running”! Your chick is wonderful! I would have to name her the obvious, Clover, or the equivalent in German? ๐Ÿ™‚ She would become a “sage chicken” out in the wilds of Montana, USA ๐Ÿ™‚ But she would have a flock of company when she got here ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I have been following the Chicken around the world. I’ve not caught up with her yet!
    Your’s is gorgeous. I would call her Frau Huhn and she would have a very nice home in Yorkshire, here in the UK.

    • Sounds like a perfect name for a chicken born in Germany!

  8. I would love to adopt your chicken, or just get the pattern to make my own. I would name this one Sally, because she obviously is. No?

    • Sally sounds good! There’s a tutorial for how to make a chicken in the post from Granny Maud’s Girl, and if you have any further questions, just ask!

  9. Fancy (that’s her name, by the way) tells me she is desperate to come and live here in Manchester in the UK. I have promised her that I will make a cousin who will fly to a new coop. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fancy? Fits her, I think. Let’s see if she’ll hop over the channel soon!

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