What's this? Well.... It's not another Christmas quilt...
This is something that rarely happens. The Chicken Ranch was a finished quilt TOP that I shared back in late August in a Let's Bee Social post here. And then this quilt top hung in my sewing room for 6 months.
That is something unusual for me. I normally finish a top and then get it quilted up right away before starting something new. This is due to a promise that I made myself back when I started quilting. I know how easy it is to get swept away with the adrenalin rush that comes along with the excitement of starting a new project.
However, leaving this quilt top hanging there, unquilted, did give me the opportunity to enter it as an unquilted top in our little local fair this past fall. Only to be told that the seams were pressed "wrong". You see, the judges go through a training process that still stresses some longstanding (dare I say outdated?) views of what is the right way of doing things. And I am a press-all-the-seams-open kinda girl.
I quilted with my usual organic wavy lines, using Omni in grey on top to blend in with the background and a soft green in the bobbin to blend in with the backing.
The backing is a wideback print from the Northcott Fabrics Artisan Spirit collection. After quilting and squaring up the edges, I used the trimmings to make the binding. This is also the same fabric used in the Mama Hens wings.
This long overdue "Chicken Ranch" quilt finished at 55" x 70"
and was the 20th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.
Linking up to Finish it up Friday with
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts
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