Urban Chickens #2 Finished

Oh the Sew-cial Network project with selections from Paintbrush Studio Fabric’s “Picnic” line by Mabel Tan has been finished a while; the writing hand just got lazy. (Thanks to PBS for providing the prints.) After much debate, I ended up using the lighter solid (Paintbrush Solids verbena) for binding instead of teal.

1 urban chickens front

41 x 41 inches

I had debated between the darker teal to frame and the lighter to blend with the four blending flower prints. I’m glad I ended up with the blending effect.  Another thing about the binding (that I didn’t photograph): all four corners mitered just right. That is a first.

The binding also worked adequately on the back. Sometimes it is difficult to get a good color for both.

1 urban chickens back

Back when choosing solids, I chose the verbena because it appeared in a couple of the prints in small amounts. You can see that better in the detailed shot.

1urban chickens detail.jpg

I had debated several quilting possibilities: an overall floral pattern that I have done before (here), something like the first Urban Chicken quilt where I did the white in white thread (here), quilting it down so the triangles would puff up, and an overall meander. I ended up with the latter and think it works fine. It is certainly also the quickest.

And the glam photo

1 urban chickens scenic closer

Quilt history:


Design Decisions

Michele Freedman’s pattern here so you can make one too.

Linking with TGIFF 11/29/19



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7 responses to “Urban Chickens #2 Finished

  1. Love it! And I agree, you’ve made the best choice for the binding. It’s a fun, fresh, pretty quilt.

  2. Susan Nixon

    It looks wonderful! I really like the alternative blocks you made, too, with the triangles going all the way around. This is a lovely finish.

  3. What a fun and fabulous finish! The quilting looks nice and doesn’t need to be the star of the show with the pattern and fabrics having plenty going on. Congrats having this one in the bag 😉

  4. Yikes! All those points, and it came out well! I love the color choices.

  5. I love this piece and that was a great quilt photoshoot!

  6. So much fun working with PBStudios isn’t it? I love your project and love that you linked up to TGIFF!

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