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Springtime Chubby Chicks – Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Here’s my entry for Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival.

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I made this Springtime Chubby Chicks quilt for my folks earlier this year to celebrate them moving into a new house. The pattern is from Black Mountain Quilts, the green chick fabric is from Pat Sloan’s Nikki line and the chicks are assorted 1930’s scraps.

Testing the layout.

The chicks were done with a machine blanket stitch.

Machine blanket stitch.

All stitched, ready to be layered and quilted.

I did a small meander around each chick and 1/2 circles in the pin wheels. The borders have a larger meander stitch.


I used Quilter’s Dream Poly request weight for the batting. I love this batting as it is very thin and easier than others to manipulate through my machine and it washes up beautifully.

All done.

Quilted puffy goodness.

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This post was published on October 29th, 2010. Post topics: My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery. Post tags: .

40 Responses to “Springtime Chubby Chicks – Blogger’s Quilt Festival”

  1. Nancy says:

    oh…I did this same quilt in red’s… of course mine isn’t quilted yet….and now I have some ideas on how to do that..thanks..and yours is lovely…

  2. Mom says:

    We are fortunate to have quite a few quilts and table runners made for us by our talented daughter.

    I have to admit, that Chubby Chicks is my favourite. We had it on the main table till Oct. (Now I have a fall one). It was wahsed many many times and still looks fantastic.

    Thanks again Honey…LOL MOm

  3. Kelly Waldrep says:

    I LOVE this quilt!!!! I need to make one of these!!!

  4. WendyLou says:

    LoVe it!!! Those little chickies are so fun :)

  5. Hazle says:

    Very fun!! Simple and yet classic at the same time–love those chubby chicks! Your quilting (is EPIC!) and really showcases the quilt wonderfully well.


  6. Crystal says:

    Very cute! I love the little birds!

  7. Anita Westerveld says:

    Mich, it looks gorgeous and your meandering is to die for, awesome job!! Hug for you, Anita.

  8. Michelle says:

    I love those chubby little chicks!

  9. Penny says:

    Your quilting is awesome Michele

  10. Chris says:

    I love those little chubby chickies! Great quilt!

  11. Christine M says:

    Your quilt is so cute! Love those little birds!

  12. Lynne says:

    Absolutely fantastic! I wouldn’t have thought I would like chicks, but this is just a great quilt and you did a wonderful job.

  13. belinda says:

    Oh cute..cute..cute!! I have this pattern….uh for a while….seeing yours inspires me to get mine out!!! Your quilting is FAB girl!!!

  14. Judy Danz says:

    Love the chicks. Great job on the quilting!

  15. Em says:

    Your quilting is beautiful and I love the little chicks.

  16. Sharon Vrooman says:

    This is such a delightful quilt. The quilting is just perfect, too. What a great spring baby quilt. Lovely job.

  17. AnnieO says:

    Totally, squeezably cute! I would dearly love to hug a quilt like this in person! Thanks for sharing your quilt’s story.

  18. Caron Mosey says:

    That is SO adorable! Colors are perfect, and it’s such a “Chipper” quilt!

  19. Chris says:

    I have this pattern! You make me want to start on it!

  20. SheilaC says:

    I just love your little chicks! And the quilting is gorgeous.


  21. Cathi says:

    Your chicks are adorable!! What a great gift!

  22. Cathi says:

    Your chicks are adorable!! What a great gift!

  23. Micki Butler says:

    I love your chicks quilt…it is so whimsical!

  24. Tove says:

    Wow, your quilt is so cute. At first I was like hmm, I have to see where this is going and I scrolled down and was very plaseantly surprised. i really like what you did, I really like how you quilt around the birdies so they pop! Great work. thanks for sharing i love to see how our minds all work different.

  25. Nina-Marie says:

    just love this cute quilt – what a good use of repro’s!!!!

  26. Ann says:

    Your quilt is just adorable; what Happy little Chicks!

  27. Michele,
    What charming chicks. Love how the quilting looks like chicken feed or chicken scratch-very dimensional. Great job-thanks for sharing.

    Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
    black/white/pink scrappy miniature
    Sandra Starley (prior QG guest blogger)

  28. Katie says:

    Love it! Those chicks are so cute and I love the bright colors you used. Darn Amy and her Blogger’s Quilt Festival…now I’ll never get to the bottom of my “someday” list! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Deb says:

    Awesome, I love it.

  30. Karen says:

    This is so bright and fresh. It makes me think of Springtime! Love your quilting!

  31. Christine says:

    I love the chicks and pinwheel together! Adorable!!!

  32. Anna says:

    How fun is this quilt- I love your cute little chicks and how densely you quilted around the chicks.
    I also enjoyed seeing your quilt process from the start to the finished quilt. Your pictures really show the transition from blocks to quilted pieces.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Warmest regards,

  33. Rachel B. says:

    I love your quilt! I think I have to add it to the list of quilts to make in the future. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Peggyinno says:

    Those chicks are sooooo cute. Great entry for the festival!

  35. Teje says:

    Hello! I do love your Birdie-Quilt!!! Wonderful and beautiful fresh colours! I have made lots of pin wheeles but don’t know yet how to continue with them…could I please put some birds!
    Sunny wishes from Finnish woman living in Crete! Teje
    Ps. My pin wheeles are white/yellow/green/blue and I have a pic nic blanket in my mind. I haven’t showed them in my blog yet.

  36. Kit Lang says:

    Sooooo cute! And I love the quilting. :)

  37. mary says:

    super super cute! I think I might try this some day with some 30’s repros I have been hanging on to.

  38. Leslie Schmidt says:

    I also have this pattern, but have not made it yet. You did a fantastic job on the quilt! The thirties fabrics were a great choice. Very cute!

  39. eileen says:

    your quilt is so adorable. those little birdies are precious. love the combination of fabrics and the layout. thanks for sharing and have a great day

  40. kelly says:

    What an adorable quilt! I love the way you quilted it.

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