Friday, February 4, 2011

FBP - Week 6 - Chicken

This week is is my turn again to post the Friday's Block Party block.

The original chicken pattern is from Sew Inspired blog - her darling block is 7 x 8. Click to see her fabrics!

10.5 square

However, the rest of my blocks are 10.5 square....

Originally I was thinking of of following the pattern but then adding strips to make it 10.5, but then I drew the blocks out and decided instead to change the size of things....

Original on the right with extra background to make it 10.5 inches square.

Body = 7 x 8 and 2.5 x 2.5
Comb = (2) 3.5 x 4
Beak = 1.5 x 1.5
Background =  2.5 x 2.5 for the rear of the body, 1.5 x 1.5 for the front of the body, 2 x 7 (to put the beak in), 1.5 x 7 (for behind the tail), top part I cut 4 x 13 (first I fit the tail on, then sewed the comb down, second I cut 1.5 strip and put it behind the tail so it would line up when the top was sewn on). Had an inch or so left over but it got mixed up with my other leftovers before I measured it (sorry).

* Has the comb of the rooster, but the tail of a hen?  Actually if I had looked at this video before I finished the block I would have made the comb a little smaller! Here are some other webpages with information on chickens.

So far we have made these animals: elephant, standing cat, and chicken!


  1. This is such a cute block! I was planning to put a chicken in an upcoming quilt and have been stumped on how to make it :)

  2. Thanks Melissa! Be sure to visit Friday's Block Party to see the version with the chicken on a nest!


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