Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spring Chickens No More

I just returned from Spokane, Washington where I was visiting my sister, Jeanie and her husband, Gene. I had a wonderful, relaxing time. While there I took a few pictures of a quilt I made for her several years ago for her 60th birthday. I labeled it "Spring Chickens No More!" because we aren't young anymore. I often get too busy or rushed to put a label on my quilts but when I do I am so glad I took the time for memory reasons or maybe I should say lack of memory reasons.

I used lots of plaid fabrics as suggested by the pattern. There are rows of chickens running across the quilt with fried egg flowers and what looks like fried eggs scattered in between.

This plaid chicken was my favorite (I think). I used a machine blanket stitch around all the parts and then quilted in big stitches, to look rustic, with a green pearl cotton thread.

Here it is on one of her guest beds. It was great fun to make especially since it was for my sister. They have a beautiful backyard filled with lots of trees and flowers and a huge pond. I love to go there and just sit by the pond in the morning relaxing and taking in the beauties of their yard and watch the birds bathing in the waterfall and the squirrels running up to grab their morning breakfast of peanuts.
Thanks for stopping by. Keep on quilting. Lynda


Brenda said...

That is a darling quilt!

Mrs Moen said...

What a fun quilt, Lynda! I loved your label too; your sister is very lucky to own this quilt.

Nanc said...

I love the chicken quilt! It's so fun and whimsical! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I do agree, I need to do more quilting on the bargello! Thanks for your input.

Eila said...

Lynda, thank you so much that stopping my blog, knitting really need time and practice. I love the chicken guilt and your other crafts. :)