31 August 2016

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The Chicken Ranch is a finished top!

If you would like to make your own Mama Chicken block,
click here to find the FREE Mama Chicken 12" quilt block tutorial.







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29 August 2016

Mama Chicken 12" quilt block tutorial




This one's for you, Carol!!!!


I ran into Carol at the Quilt Show and she requested a chicken pattern, so I promised her I would come up with a chicken block. Today I am sharing this free block tutorial.

As, I mentioned previously in this post, Carol reads this book to her granddaughter and it features a main character that is a chicken. What won't we do for our children and grandchildren? If it has anything to do with making them a quilt they will love, we are all for it!

Hope you all enjoy this free tutorial!




STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. The STOP method is the mainstay for the making of the blocks found in this pattern. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seams open and then press with a hot iron. Press the seams open to reduce bulk.







READ THROUGH ENTIRE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE BEGININNING.









Mama Chicken Blocks finish at 12” square




MAMA CHICKEN

12” SINGLE BLOCK
Background
A
2 @ 1.5” squares
G
1 @ 2.5” square
K
2 @ 3.5” squares
N
1 @ 3.5” x 8.5”
M
1 @ 3.5” x 9.5”
Dark Blue
B
1 @ 1” square
P
1 @ 4.5” x 7.5”
Light Blue
A
2 @ 1.5” squares
H
1 @ 2.5” x 5.5”
J
1 @ 2.5” x 7.5”
K
1 @ 3.5” square
M
1 @ 3.5” x 9.5”
O
1 @ 4.5” square
Dark Yellow
E
1 @ 1.5 x 2.5”
White
A
1 @ 1.5” square
C
1 @ 1” x 1.5”
D
1 @ 1” x 2”
E
1 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
F
1 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
L
1 @ 3.5” x 4”
Red
F
1 @ 1.5” x 3.5”




































Constructing the MAMA CHICKEN Block:






Step 1:  Sew the White (C) and the White (D) rectangles on the sides of the Dark Blue (B) square.












Step 2:  Sew the Dark Yellow (E) rectangle to the Background (A) square.















Step 3:  Use the STOP method to add the Background (A) square to the ends of the White (F) rectangle.












Step 4:  Take the units made previously and sew them together. Sew the unit made in Step 1 on the side of the unit made in Step 3. Sew the unit made in Step 2 on the other side of the unit made in Step 3. Use the STOP method to add the Background (G) square.






Step 5:  Sew the Red (F) rectangle on the end of the Background (N) rectangle. Use the STOP method to add the White (L) rectangle and the Light Blue (K) square on the ends. Sew the units made in Step 4 on the end.







Step 6:  Use the STOP method to add the Light Blue (A) and (O) squares on the corners of the Dark Blue (P) rectangle. Add the Light Blue (J) rectangle to the top.















Step 7:  Use the STOP method to add the White (A) square to the corner of the Light Blue (H) rectangle. Sew the White (E) rectangle on top.



















Step 8:  Use the STOP method to add the Background (K) squares to the ends of the Light Blue (M) rectangle.



Step 9:  Sew the unit made in Step 7 onto the side of the unit made in Step 6. Sew the unit made in Step 8 onto the bottom. Sew the Background (M) rectangle to the side. Sew the unit made in Step 5 onto the top to complete the Mama Chicken block. Mama Chicken blocks will measure 12.5” x 12.5” and will finish at 12” x 12”.







This Mama Chicken is a free quilt block tutorial
and can be found by clicking on the Tutorials page tab
found just below my blog header.



Here is one of my finished Chicken blocks.



And here are her Baby Chicks!





I had some fun playing around in my EQ7 and came up with this quilt design.

I'm calling it Chicken Ranch and it finishes at 55" x 70"




I also like this in the Pink colour way....


And in the Green colour way....


And even in the Black and Grey colour way!






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