Thursday, April 12, 2012

Free Pattern Day: Chickens

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What do you think about urban chickens: do they make perfect pets, or noisy neighbors? Whether you raise them or not, chickens bring to mind sunny breakfasts in country kitchens.  Here are some free patterns, from flamboyant roosters to funky chickens.  This post was updated on September 27, 2013.

 Above:  Weathervane wall quilt, free pattern by Debbie Busby  at All People Quilt

Above, Row 1: Mr. Rooster, free pattern by Caroll at West Michigan Quilter; Cat's Rooster, free pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew HookedRow 2:  At The Hen House, free pattern at Sulky International; Jaunty Rooster, free pattern by Julie Lynch for Benartex.

Above, Row 1: Birds of a Feather wall quilt by Cynthia Scott at Janome; Redwork Chicken Weathervane Embroidery Pattern by Cheryl C. Fall for Row 2: Rockin' Rooster, free quilt pattern to showcase chicken fabric, design by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics; Rise and Shine Placemat Tutorial by Vicki Welsh.

Above, Row 1:  Spring Chicks table runner at Pat Sloan; Kitschy Chicky quilt, including hen and rooster templates, by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller FabricsRow 2:  Folk Art Chicken, made with half-square triangles, by Sandy Bonsib; Rooster Quilt Block at How Stuff Works; Chickens in the Coop, inspired by “Birds of a Feather” from designer Kevin Kosbab, made by Laura Boehnke for All People QuiltRow 4: Henpecked by Denise Russart at Just Quiltin'; Cocks Crow in the Morn by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt.

Note:  For free patterns for turkeys, see our Free Pattern Day: Thanksgiving.

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  1. you had me at the first rooster ;-)

  2. Chickens - I love chickens!! Hey my blog is "the polka dot chicken" - so of course I will be checking out all these patterns. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great choice, thanks a lot for these patterns !
    I put a link to your post on my blog : in France too we love chickens, roosters and hens...

  4. I have fabric with chicken borders and one with various chickens. I would like to make placemats, NYONE Hs idea how to jc

  5. Can anyone tell me how to get the patterns to open up?

  6. Hi anonymous: check out the captions with the title of each quilt. The titles are hyperlinked to the patterns. Click on the hyperlink of interest to go to each site.


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