Here's the Petaluma Quilt Guild's Opportunity Quilt which was raffled off in 2005. People are still talking about this quilt. Members of the guild made the individual blocks. I asked for "funky" chickens and that's was I got. I was worried they would clash but when Tamara and I laid them out they looked fabulous. Not all the chickens were funky and that's okay. The plain ones give the eye a place to rest. I searched for months for the green fabric and ended up using a cabbage print becuase it was the right shade of green. Nancy donated a great chicken wire print for the red border. Dena and I embroidered the eyes on the chickens. Tamara and I attached the green to the chicken blocks (extra wide so we could trim them down to all the same size) and joined the center together. Liz put on the borders and Kathy quilted it.
This is the Chicken Quilt that started it all. I made this in 2003. The chicken block was a free potholder pattern I found on the Internet. After making a few potholders a friend suggested I make a quilt. I used fall colors and made many more than I needed. The leftovers were turned into potholders for Christmas gifts.
And now, a sneak peek at Nancy's suprise house warming gift. Can you guess what it will be?