Thursday, April 12, 2012

Free Pattern Day: Chickens

Chickens bring to mind sunny breakfasts in country kitchens.  Here are free patterns for flamboyant roosters and funky chickens!  To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "CLICK for PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Chicken Coop quilt, 48 x 64", free pattern at Moda Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Jaunty Rooster, free pattern by Julie Lynch for Benartex (CLICK for PDF download)  

Flock Party quilt, free pattern at Dear Stella Design (CLICK for PDF download)

Just Us Chickens quilt, 32 x 32", free pattern by Swirly Girl Design for Michael Miller Fabrics  (PDF download)

Hen block (shown in a doll quilt), tutorial at Sew Inspired (CLICK for tutorial)


Chicken Quilt by Emily Dennis at Quilty Love, based on the free block pattern at Sew Inspired (CLICK for tutorial)

Heads or Tails quilt, 32 x 21", free pattern by Denise Russart at Just Quiltin' (CLICK for PDF download)

Birdbath quilt, free pattern by Denise Russart at Just Quiltin (CLICK for PDF download)

Barnyard Chicken, free pattern at Wee Folk Art (CLICK for PDF template)

Chicken block, free pattern by Sally Trude at The Objects of Design (CLICK for tutorial)

Farm Babies pillow, 16 x 16", free chicken applique pattern by Casey York for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Weathervane wall quilt, free pattern by Debbie Busby at All People Quilt (CLICK for tutorial

Spring Chick block and table runner, free pattern by Pat Sloan (CLICK for PDF download)

Mr. Rooster, free pattern by Caroll at West Michigan Quilter (CLICK for tutorial)+(CLICK for PDF template)

Cat's Rooster, free 5" block pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked (CLICK for PDF template)

Birds of a Feather wall quilt by Cynthia Scott at Janome (CLICK for photo)+(CLICK for PDF template)

Rise and Shine Placemat Tutorial by Vicki Welsh (CLICK for PDF download)

Chickens in the Coop, inspired by “Birds of a Feather” from Kevin Kosbab, made by Laura Boehnke for All People Quilt (CLICK for tutorial)

Cocks Crow in the Morn, free pattern by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt (CLICK for PDF download)

Hen Peck wall hanging and quilt by Denise Russart at Just Quiltin' (CLICK for PDF download)

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

  7. I tried to go onto the Benartex web site to get the Jaunty Rooster pattern but it is no longer available. I even tried to google the pattern and got some web site where they want some kind of coins for the pattern. So I thought I would just ask....Did anyone get the pattern and if so are they abl
    e to share it? I would love to make this for my daughter-in-law.

    1. Hi Ginny, We fixed the link so the PDF is available. Also you can email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com and we will email you the pattern. Best wishes from Marina & Daryl Lynn

  8. Hi Ginny, Thanks for your comment! if you provide your email, we can send you the pattern. We also fixed the link, and it now points directly to the PDF. Let us know if you get the download! Best regards from Marina and Daryl Lynn

  9. The PDF file worked great and I now have the pattern. Thank you so much. She will love it.


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