I am sewing frantically trying to complete a quilt for my youngest son’s 43rd birthday. While at our quilting shop, I spotted the cutest fabric ever. Gene loves chickens as do Bud and I so I could not resist it. I have broken my New Year’s Resolution of not buying any new fabric...but it was for a very good cause.
I cut out 30 chickens in 4 1/2 inch squares and used all different black and white prints to create an interior border. Then I sewed alternating black and white outside borders and one red one. I have done nothing but work on the blocks for 4 days. These are the thirty blocks.
Tonight I got rows one and two stitched and then was able to stitch the two together. It is sosososososo cute if I say so myself.
This is the backing fabric.
Now here comes the corker. Out little quilting shop is moving locations starting Sunday so I have to have the completed quilt top, the backing, and the batting to the store on Friday in order for my dear friend, Sandy, to long arm quilt it before they start moving everything out on Sunday. I only saw the chicken fabric on Friday while attending an embroidery class, so I have had to push to get to this point. Now, all the time I have left is all day tomorrow to sew together 4 more rows of five blocks each and then sew the rows to the rest of the quilt...cut out and sew the panels for the backing...cut out the batting...and get it to Sandi on Friday. The final quilt will be 60 X 72...just the perfect size for Gene to snuggle under as he falls asleep on the sofa watching TV.
This is the backing of the Pinwheel Quilt.
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