A while back I showed you all my funky chicken swap blocks laid out ready to be sewn together. I never showed the full finished top, so here it is!
I was going to do a bunch of embroidery on it, but I wasn’t as inspired to do so as I thought I would be, so I just left what I did do and I am just going to finish it as is.
So all the blocks came in not too long ago. They were all so adorable!!! I am so happy that I joined this swap. All the blocks were different sizes, so it was a puzzle to fit them all back together. Here are the pictures of the blocks placed together for the quilt:
I have sewn them together already (though they aren’t sewn in these pictures), but I am doing some embroidery on the blocks for something a little different. I will show my progress on it later!
I have mentioned swaps before. In my last post I talked about the first type of swap I am in. Today I am going to talk about another. A few months ago I was browsing the swaps on a quilting forum I visit and I came across a “Funky Chicken” swap. I have a very odd obsession with chickens. I adore them. However, I do not own very many things that have chickens on them. Not sure why, maybe because I want to keep them special? Anyway when I saw this swap I knew I had to join!
For this swap, each participant had to make sets of blocks and mail them into the centralized hostess. Each set was 6 blocks all the same. The blocks could be any size so long as the finished size was divisible by 3 on both sides. We could send in as many sets as we wanted to, and however many blocks we sent in would be how many we would get back.
I ended up making 7 sets (42 blocks), which will hopefully make a good size quilt. Here are a few of he blocks I made: