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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Springtime Chubby Chicks – Blogger’s Quilt Festival
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40 thoughts on “Springtime Chubby Chicks – Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  • October 29, 2010 at 10:36 am

    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…

  • October 29, 2010 at 11:38 am

    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

  • October 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm

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

  • October 29, 2010 at 1:05 pm

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

  • October 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    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.


  • October 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Very cute! I love the little birds!

  • October 29, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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

  • October 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Your quilting is awesome Michele

  • October 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I love those little chubby chickies! Great quilt!

  • October 29, 2010 at 7:15 pm

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

  • October 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    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!!!

  • October 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Love the chicks. Great job on the quilting!

  • October 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Your quilting is beautiful and I love the little chicks.

  • October 29, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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

  • October 30, 2010 at 12:48 am

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

  • October 30, 2010 at 7:09 am

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

  • October 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm

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

  • October 30, 2010 at 11:59 pm

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


  • October 31, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Your chicks are adorable!! What a great gift!

  • October 31, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Your chicks are adorable!! What a great gift!

  • October 31, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    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.

  • October 31, 2010 at 5:53 pm

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

  • October 31, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Your quilt is just adorable; what Happy little Chicks!

  • November 1, 2010 at 10:22 am

    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)

  • November 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    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.

  • November 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Awesome, I love it.

  • November 2, 2010 at 3:50 am

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

  • November 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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

  • November 4, 2010 at 12:25 am

    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,

  • November 5, 2010 at 12:53 am

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

  • November 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm

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

  • November 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    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.

  • November 8, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Sooooo cute! And I love the quilting. :)

  • November 8, 2010 at 9:53 pm

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

  • November 11, 2010 at 1:33 am

    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!

  • December 13, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    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

  • June 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm

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

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