Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chickens, Cherries & Checks

This little baby made it's way to a new home this past week.  I finished the binding while on my flight to Portland, OR. and we didn't even make it to my sister [Cassie's] house before I pulled it out of the bag.  I was so excited to give it to her!


The pattern is "Chickens, Cherries and Checks" from the book, Quilts for All Seasons...and Some for No Reason by Sandy Klop for American Jane
Finished size measures about 42" x 42".


Sandy's instructions for using fusible web and machine applique made this one of the most fun quilts to make. 

And the quilting?!? 
[Kayleen, you are my new BFF!] 
Kayleen Parry in Lehi, UT. did an absolutely AMAZING job quilting this.  I LOVE the cross hatching she did around the cherries and the chicken wire around the chickens.  Top notch, quality work and a great price ~ I so appreciate you Kayleen!  I'm one of your biggest fans!




Of course this gift wouldn't be complete without an embroidered label on the back.

And for the first time ever, I actually made two of these quilts at the same time.  One for me and one for my sis [sorry, but I couldn't resist! I just knew I had to have one too.]  I didn't even notice that I was doing twice the amount of work.  It was so fun!  Mine looks pretty much the same as this one, but since I was in such a hurry to get Cassie's done, mine is still at Kayleen's.

23 comments:

traceyjay said...

such a good sister you are Amber! :) And you're right... the quilting is great!

Princess and the Pea said...

Ooh I love it! The quilting is fab!

Keri said...

Welcome back! I'm assuming you had a FABULOUS time, cause how could you not??! The quilt is so cute. LOVE LOVE LOVE the barbed wire quilting. I'm sure Cassie was SO excited to get it!

Dottie said...

LOVE it! You girls are so darn cute! Great seeing you!!

L Johnson said...

Beautiful, loving the super quilting and the back is so much fun!

Madame Samm said...

everything about it is yummy...your choice Amber of colours, patterns, collection are very fresh indeed...it reminds me of the fifties...not that you would even recall anything from that era..but trust me it was fresh...
blessings ms

SheilaC said...

That is a great quilt!! And the quilting is perfect.

SheilaC

Needled Mom said...

That is just fabulous. I can see why you were so excited and that quilting is to die for!!!

Jandi said...

Beautiful! Kayleen did the quilting on a quilt I made for my mom while she was going through chemo. It was amazing! She is one talented lady. Your sister is lucky!

Lori Holt said...

What a great quilt Amber!...I LOVE it. And I really love the fact that you made one for your sister too...very sweet:)
I think the quilting is fabulous too...especially the chicken wire!
xx
lori

Susan said...

that quilt is so fabulous. I love the chickens , checks and cherries. I could see that draped over a kitchen table, of course I would never eat on it. so beautiful.

frayedattheedge said...

A lovely quilt - and even better, you have one for yourself!!

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Amber your quilt is wonderful! Such a wonderul gift! And I agree the quilting is perfect~
♥ Eileen

Kim D. said...

It's Gorgeous Amber!! Congratulations on the finish, love the crosshatch quilting and the chicken wire, so appropriate and cute.

Leslie said...

I emailed you about this pattern a week or so ago and the quilt turned out fabulous. I am going to have to get that book now, for sure!

ohiostar5 said...

I love this quilt and the quilting is spectacular! Who doesn't like chickens and cherries? Think I will check this book out.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Amber this is wonderful. I love it.

Dianne M. said...

I love the quilt. And I had to snicker when you called it "barbed wire" for the chicken. I noticed that several comments included the correct term: chicken wire. But the images conjured up from your description (barbed wire surrounding tiny chickens, keeping them properly corralled) gave me the giggles. The barbed, uh, chicken wire is indeed very cute!

a little bit biased said...

Well, I learned the difference between barbed wire and chicken wire today. Silly me! The funny thing was that I even looked up the spelling of "barbed wire" online before I did this post, but I didn't notice that the picture of it was distincly different from my cute little chicken wire. Thanks for keeping on my toes Dianne!

~ Amber

Beverly said...

Your sister looks so proud of her new quilt as she should be. I love it and the quilting is perfect for it. You are doing great getting so much done with all there is to do and places to go in the summer. (I thought I was the only one who finsihed something on the way to it's destination)

Sammy said...

I love the Roosters' quilt. It is divine.

Love,

-Samya :-)

trish said...

Oh how cute!! I love this quilt! :o)

maria said...

I love it, it is so beautiful.

Maria