So I saw a panel of Farm Fresh by Gingiber for Moda somewhere. I knew I had to get it. My oldest daughter loves chickens and I knew I could think of something to make her with the panel. And, since I was ordering the panel, I ordered some of the accompanying prints to match with it. I pulled a couple of fabrics from my stash and the result was this:
I made it with the idea that she could hang it on an open wall space in her kitchen. I thought it would really jazz up the space a bit.
After I pieced it, I quilted it with red thread in a criss cross pattern across all the squares. I knew I wanted to do something different on the roosters and chickens, but what?
My husband suggested chicken wire, to keep the birds in (ha) but how to do it? I ended up drawing the design on a piece of Sulky iron on stabilizer, ironing it on top of the birds and quilting with short stitches. Then I carefully removed all of the stabilizer just as you would for machine paper piecing. It worked like a dream, so I did them all that way.
I loved the red gingham so I used it for the border. I don't very often put borders on my quilts anymore.
And for the back a found a piece of Bonnie and Camille's Vintage Picnic red bias gingham. I didn't have quite enough, so I just added some red and whit fabric I found in my stash.
Add a label and I was done. I am so very pleased with this little wall hanging quilt.
And now that it is in my daughter's hands, I can share it on here with you. I have a couple of other projects using the pieces of this panel that I will share with you when I am finished with them. The panel also includes pigs and cows so I am making something up with them as well.
Happy Thursday friends.