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Spring chicken softie

My daughter and I made this spring chicken. Based on a Sew, Mama, Sew pattern using Heather Bailey’s Freshcut range of fabrics.

Quilt-Along quilt

Quilt in progress.

Adapted from Oh Fransson Quilt-Along. My quilt is square with 5 x 5 blocks rather than 5 x 6.

I used Heather Bailey Freshcut range of fabrics. Check out Heather Bailey’s Freshcut Flickr group for other projects using the same fabrics and Quilt-Along Flickr group for quilts with other combination of fabrics.

Blocks closeup

3 cushions with Heather Bailey fabrics

First cushion

4 x 9inch Friendship blocks.


All blocks together.

Second cushion

4 x 9′ Not Quite Bow Ties blocks.

Third cushion

Log cabin.

Recorder sleeve case

Materials

11 Fat quarters (9 for the Irish chain, one for the top border and one for the inside sleeve).
Matching ribbon

Cut 9 2 inch strips one out of each fat quarter and stitch together.

Stitch both ends together to make a tube.

Cut 4 strips across at 2 inch intervals and stitch to make an Irish chain.

Stitch together on the sides to make a sleeve.

Cut a rectangle 6.5i inch x 5 inch and stitch to the top of the Irish chain. Fold in half, iron and top stitch. Turn inside out.

Cut a rectangle 6.5 inch x 15.5 inch and stitch around 2 sides to make the inside of the sleeve.

Insert in the outer sleeve and fold the hem inside to match both inside and outside edges. Stitch sleeves together using a decorative stitch.

Stitch in ribbon on one side.

Applique quilt

Based on Liquorice Allsorts quilt from Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

Finished quilt at last!
Finished quilt
This is the quilt top
This is the quilt back. It is made with similar fabrics as the top.
Applique detail. There are 12 applique blocks in total.
Quick sewing stripes that go between blocks.
Stripes are trimmed to 3.5 inches.
All blocks are complete.
Sewing stripes to blocks.
Assembling the quilt.
Nearly there.
Pinning the border in place.
Stitching the border.
Quilt top completed.
Bottom of quilt finished. Inside out.