Tuesday, May 21, 2013

As requested by one of my new followers. A chicken quilt tutorial

Mama Chicken Pattern 


The first task for this chicken quilt is to choose your fabrics.  If you will look at my
picture of this quilt you will get a general idea of how the quilt should look.  This is
my own design.  

This is all there is to the pattern pieces.   Only 4 pieces.

A = Chicken Body
B = Chicken Wing
C = Top of Chicken Head (the comb)
D = Below Chicken Beak (another comb?)  (I don’t know the name of this
E =  Now all that remains is to draw a circle onto your pattern for the eye.

My chicken is made from orange fabric.  I used red fabric for the combs and drew
his eye with just a black dot. You could use a black button if you are not giving this
to a baby.   The wing is a darker orange.

Step 1.  Draw the pattern pieces onto fusible interfacing.  Draw onto the smooth
             side of the interfacing. 


Step 2.  Once you have drawn these pieces place the right side of the
             fabric up against the glue side of the interfacing.  Stitch on the
             pattern lines and go around each piece of the pattern. 


Once you are finished sewing cut out the pattern.  Make a slit in the interfacing large enough to turn that piece out.  The result will be clean edges and you can whipstitch that piece (A) onto the background square .




Step 3.  Do the same steps for each pattern piece and attach them onto
the background square.   I use a 12 ½ inch square for the block.                The combs of the chicken are easily turned inside out with a very technical tool!  (a straw)

 Step 4.  Make as many of these chicken blocks as you wish and add
sashing between your blocks.  I made six chicken blocks and made the chickens face each other or put their backs to each other and that is basically all I did.  I added sashings that were three inches wide and I added a large border approximately 10 inches wide around my chicken block.    I finished up with another 3 inch border.  I still have to bind this quilt and I will use 1¾ inches binding to finish up this quilt.  Easy Peasy!

Have fun with this pattern and design your own quilt with it!

Please leave me a comment and your email addy if you want a copy of this pattern.







  1. OOOOOOH Thank you!!!! :) Yes...please...would love a copy of your Pattern for sure!!


    Appreciate all the time you took to make this Tutorial! God bless you real special!!

  2. These Mama Chickens are sew cute. Thanks for sharing how you made them. I would love a copy of the pattern. :) Pat

  3. Please send me a picture when you do make the blocks! Take care!