Kris recently finished her Hen House quilt and brought it in to show us before it goes to its new home at her sister’s house. This quilt is so cheerful you can’t help but smile. Here is what Kris had to say;
Pattern is Hen House by Claire Turpin Designs.
Quilt is 55″ x 77″ finished (applique and piecing)
The quilt kit was purchased with my sister (Shellie) in mind, she has lots of rooster and chicken stuff in her house and I knew that this would be a winner. It was funny to listen to her ask if she could use the pattern after I finished with it knowing all the while that the entire quilt was going to be a surprise present for her!
I quilted it myself using my APQS Millenium and choosing to just stipple around the chickens, rooster, hen houses, fox and flowers. They all just popped up off the background doing it that way. Shellie and I put the button eyes on when I gave it to her with fabric glue. I just couldn’t get the embroidery floss to hold them on. We purposely put a large eye on the rooster and he indeed looks like the “Cock of the Walk”! The fox looks smug while he surveys the tasty chickens just waiting for his attention!
She was very surprised and tickled that I had made this quilt for her and it is now hanging in her house on a special curtain rod that she has in her dining area (open to the living room and kitchen). Anyone entering the house can see it while they’re there and has the flexibility of changing out her quilts by using curtain clips. The background colour of the quilt matches her wall paint perfectly and the quilt looks like it was made for that space.
Fabric used is from the Garden Delights Collection by In The Beginning Fabrics. It is lawn fabric and very nice to work with although more pricey than regular cotton. Backing is Storybook Time by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics.
What a luck sister to receive such a gift. Thank you Kris for sharing your project!