Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Chickens



This week I have been sewing some little chicken blocks. I used the pattern from this old book "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without". I have owned this book for a long time and still like all the patterns in it. 





But these 4" chicken blocks were quite a challenge. Here are the 18 pieces cut out and ready to assemble.

Some of the pieces are just so tiny. In this photo I am sewing together pieces that are .75" x 1". This is precision sewing at it's best! There is no wiggle room here. There is not enough room to stretch or fudge a seam. You either cut and sew it right...
or you don't.




Here she is, hot off the presser. Her wing is sideways and there is no time for a wingectomy, so it's staying that way!
Good thing the weekend is here and there will be lots of time for sewing up chickens!

21 comments:

  1. It's a cute block! I once tried to make a nine patch that would finish at 1.5 x 1.5 inches and it didn't turn out well. Your block looks great.

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  2. Wow - now that is a tiny block.

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  3. Right in my wheelhouse! Love the chicken--and I got a cackle out of your reference to "hot off the presser". : )

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  4. Oh! Oh! That's just my size! And chickens!! Too perfect!
    Looks like I'll be haunting used book stores for a while...

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  5. What a wonderful pattern!
    Worth all the trouble in cuteness!

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  6. Wow, that's a lot of pieces for a 4" block! They will be really cute en masse. Onwards!

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  7. Tiny is cute! But wow those small bits are a challenge. I have to really pay attention doing 1.5" bits together!

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  8. Oh that's cute! But I'd balk at those tiny pieces. LOL

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  9. Your chicken with its mutant wing is wonderful! Can't wait to see the rest of the flock.

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  10. I can picture a chicken quilt it is going to be so much fun and worth all that tricky piecing best of luck

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  11. I have that book and most all of the Country Thread books. I made several of their different chicken blocks over the years.

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  12. Cute block!! Well worth the fiddliness!

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  13. 18 pieces in a 4" block! Oh my! But a very cute chicken!

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  14. The Chickens are very Cute. I know what you mean stitching those tiny pieces. The Farm Girl Friday Blocks are lots of tiny cuts and piecing. The wing can fly either way- glad you didn't have to do a wing-ectomy.

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