Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 3

Today, another guest post from Anne Wiens, a member of QM’s Scrap Squad.

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Soup’s on!

It’s time to reveal the wallhanging we’re making with the V-Blocks units we made in Part 1 of this blog series, and the Split Rects units from Part 2. Remember to leave a comment at the end of this blog for a chance to win both tools, plus two bundles of fat quarters (a total of 22 FQs) from the Rooster Royale and Canvas collections by Quilting Treasures.

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“Chicken Soup” by Anne Wiens – 2013

In addition to the V-Blocks and Split Rects units we’ve already made, you need to cut and/or sew these units:

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Trim one chicken panel to 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.

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Cut four 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ strips from the red striped fabric.

Cut four 2-1/2″ squares and eight 2-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ strips from the black & red floral.

Cut three 2-1/2″ strips from the black & white floral, one from the dark gray and two from the white. Use these to make four black/gray 4-patches, and twelve black/white 4-patches.

They didn’t make it into the photo, but you will also need to “fussy cut” four 4-1/2″ squares from the scattered chicken fabric. You see them in the center of the star block below.

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You will need to make four of these star blocks. To keep the chickens in the center right-side up, you need to put the black/gray 4-patch in a different corner in each block. (Sneak a peak at the last photo below, and you’ll see what I mean.) The star blocks are the four corners of the wallhanging. Sew the 2-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ red & black floral strips to the sides opposite the black/gray 4-patches, as shown below.

2013 Chicken Soup 2 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 3Now you need to make four “chevron” sections, shown above right. You will use all of the split rects pairs we made in  Part 2. The red diamond unit is made by sewing two of the red floral and white/gray V-blocks units into pairs. The red strip in the illustration is your 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ striped fabric strips.

So, now you have four star block units, four chevron units, and one 8-1/2″ square panel. Time to put it all together!

GEDC1493 1024x768 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 3Lay out the blocks as shown. Sew into three rows and sew the rows together to complete your Chicken Soup top. The top should measure 36-1/2″ x 36-1/2″.

With ten different fabrics in this top, you probably don’t need a lot of quilting, but I decided to turn my quilt over to Nicole Brouillette, another member of the QM Scrap Squad and a professional long-arm quilter. In an upcoming post, Nicole will walk us through the process of deciding how a quilt should be quilted. 


Because only one lucky Quilty Pleasures reader will win the fat quarter bundles, here is a list of the fabrics used to make Chicken Soup. (Note: WOF = Width of Fabric.)

Rooster Royale (Quilting Treasures)

22779 j copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322779-J Panel. Choose 1 mini panel

22780 j copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322780-J   Scattered Chickens on Black. Fussy-cut four 4-1/2″ squares for star centers.

22783 r copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322783-R   Red Chicken Wire. 1/4 yard. One 5″ x WOF strip for V-Block star points.

22784 k copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322784-K   Gray Linen.  1/4 yard. One 2-1/2″ x WOF strip for 4-patches. One 5″ x WOF strip for Split Rects.

Canvas (Quilting Treasures)

22808 j repeat copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322808-J Packed Floral   1/2 yard. One 5″ x WOF for Split Rects. Three 2-1/2″ x WOF for border strips & squares.

22809 j repeat copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322809-J Spaced Linear Floral.  1/4 yard. Three 2-1/2″ x WOF strips for 4-patches.

22810 r nir copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322810-R Stripe. 1/4-yard. Four 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ strips.

22812 zk copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322812-ZK. Little Lines.  1/3 yard.  Two 5″ x WOF for V-Block center triangles, side triangles, and Split Rects.

22811 j nir copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322811-J Small Floral. 1/4 yard. One 5″ x WOF strip for V-Block center triangles.

22812 r repeat copy 150x150 Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 322812-R  Little Lines. 1/3 yard. Four 2-1/4″ x WOF strips for binding.

Additional: 1/2 yard of a white-on-white print. Two 5″ x WOF for V-Block center triangles and Split Rects. Two 2-1/2″ x WOF strips for 4-patches.

Backing: 1-1/8 yard

Batting: 40″ x 40″

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Quiltmaker thanks Anne Wiens for these great posts explaining how the V-Block and Split Rects tools work, for designing a fun little quilt and for making it ahead of deadline. Now it’s giveaway time. Please leave a comment below before midnight Sunday, Sept. 15 to be entered. The giveaway is for both rulers and the fabrics from Quilting Treasures. What a deal!

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539 Responses to Giveaway! Chicken Soup – Part 3

  1. Debbie says:

    OMGosh!!! What a great quilt, I’m loving the design and the pattern of it and the subject of chickens is perfect…My girlfriend has a chicken theme in her kitchen and this would be perfect……Thank you for sharing….

  2. Sher7753 says:

    What a fabulous quilt! I’ve been looking for a pattern for a garden theme and this one might work out beautifully. Thank for sharing and the giveaway.

  3. Karen J Grant says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Someday I hope to be that good.

  4. Chris says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway. Wonderful tools, beautiful fabric!

  5. Wendy Busenbark says:

    I love this!

  6. Wendy says:

    I love all of the triangles and chickens! I’d love a copy of the pattern.

  7. Sandy Garrett says:

    The V-Block and the Split Recs tools would definitely make quick work of the blocks in this quilt. Thanks for the chance to win them and the fabric.

  8. Kathy M Boice says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway. I LOVE chickens!!! I started out with about 20 chickens when we had our TN farm. Hatching little peeps seemed to become such fun that I ended up with 120 chickens and one duck. Well, the duck had no idea he was not a chicken. When I sold the brrod, they asked if the duck went with them. I said “SHHH!!!” He thinks he is a chicken! He has no idea he is a Duck and yes he stays with the group. We had Frizzle Chickens, Cochens, Buff Orphingtons, and many others. Gathering the eggs with my yellow Lab, Miss Maggie was alot of enjoyment. We moved to Ohio and my husband says no more chickens! Boy, I miss my “Girls”. This fabric would be a perfect gift for myself! I could have chickens again! And what fun to be able to sew them myself!

  9. sandie deahl says:

    Would love to win…could use a couple more chickens…just don’t tell my kids :)

  10. Sue says:

    Love the pattern and the chicken. :-)

  11. Jane B says:

    I really like this one!! Would look awesome in my kitchen!

  12. Sylvia Limmex says:

    For my Chicken loving friends, just perfect!

  13. Laurel says:

    This quilt is so unique! Thanks for the opportunity to be a winner!

  14. C Cox says:

    What a cool quilt! I need to make this for my favorite babysitter!!

  15. Sherry Moran says:

    It sounds a bit confusing, but I love the result! I have the V trim ruler, now must
    get the other one. Thanks!

  16. Billie says:

    Love the black and white with the red.

  17. Carla G says:

    What a fabulous block! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Cathy Remus says:

    What fun! Thank you for sharing.

  19. tracy webber says:

    really love it!

  20. Pamela Coughlin says:

    Love, Love this quilt! Love the fat quarters and all of this quilt just looks great!
    The red, white and gray is wonderful! Wow, would love to win this!

  21. JuliaP says:

    Loved this tutorial! Those rulers are going into my wish list. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  22. Alison deHaan says:

    Love this….partly because my last name means “Rooster”. I have never seen a modern rooster pattern before. Every other pattern is always kinda country. I’m in love with this material and pattern. It would make a great heirloom for our family.

  23. Denisa Schulz says:

    So much fun!! Love roosters, own chickens and love the color red!!

  24. Loretta O' says:

    I like it. I like it a lot. Please enter me in the contest!

  25. Barb Boner says:

    I love this design and the colors!!

  26. Julie Misco says:

    Beautiful fabric and pattern! Would love to make this quilt-great instructions!
    Thank you!

  27. diana l stephens says:

    just beautiful!

  28. Kristen Barr says:

    This is adorable! My grandmother loves chickens and roosters, and this would make a wonderful Christmas gift for her. Thanks for the great idea and giveaway!

  29. Rooster’s are the things that I collect and would love to win this to have for my collection!

  30. Rebecca Christie says:

    great design and neat use of the Chicken panels… Love it.

  31. Barb in MI says:

    Love the pattern! Thanks so much!

  32. Diana Scott says:

    I would love to win this beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Doris Durham says:

    Would love , love to win this , my daughter has chickens in her kitchen and living room . Thanks for the ideal .

  34. Lively design and cool fabrics. Love it

  35. Jeanne says:

    Great fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Sandi B says:

    Love the looks of this! Would love this collection and those rulers. Thanks for sharing.

  37. grapenutquilter says:

    Simply LOVE IT!!!!!

  38. Barbara Patrick says:

    Neat design

  39. Barbara Patrick says:

    Neat pattern, like the black, white and red.

  40. Barbara Patrick says:

    Like the black, white and red colors.

  41. Ann Flower says:

    Saw the fabric at a shop it is beautiful. The rulers would be fun to try out. The quilt is adorable.

  42. Bonnie Weinandt says:

    The Rooster Quilt is beautiful. It will make a beautiful wall hanging. Thank you for the wonderful pattern.

  43. Linda Baker says:

    It’s back home on the farm time. Love the design.

  44. Darlene Thompson says:

    I love Chickens and Rosters….wish I had a flock in the yard.
    Wall hanging with Chicken are awesome!
    This wall hanging is absolutely beautiful…..

  45. Julie says:

    This is so awesome – I collect roosters and love the red/white/black…Great Job

  46. I really like all the help and lovely quilts on here.

  47. Vivian Oaks says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win some super tools and 22 fat quarters!!! Sooooo cool! That quilt is very unique, and very cool!!

  48. Joyce says:

    Would love to win! :-)

  49. Cindi Blair says:

    Thanks for listing the fabrics used for Chicken Soup! <3 it!

  50. Michelle Hill says:

    I’ve heard great things about her rulers!

  51. Mary Andrews says:

    I love this fabric and the pattern is fantastic! I want to make this!

  52. Michelle Hill says:

    A fellow quilter-friend of mine swears by Deb Tucker’s rulers! I would love to try them.

  53. Debbe king says:

    This is so creative!!!

  54. Bonnie S. says:

    Pretty cute. Mother-in-law does not have enough wall space for that size. Would have to down size.


    I would love to win this fabric. There is a lady that I quilt with wh loves roosters I would give it to her as much as I like the colours. it would be a nice surprize for her.

  56. Sharon mcquade says:

    This is awesome. Really must do this pattern.

  57. Sandy Diehl says:

    So cute! I love chickens and the red is a perfect Colorado to make it pop! Great job!

  58. Marce DeMars Hall says:

    I adore this quilt! Hope to win the fabrics to make it….

  59. Cheryl says:

    I love this fabric!

  60. Lana Ebeling says:

    My kitchen is chicken-themed. Love it!

  61. Dixie Bell says:

    While my son was stationed in Afghanistan, he bought me a rug with roosters, now I want a quilt with chickens. I gathered 4 eggs today from my bantam chickens!!!!

  62. I asked my grandson what do you want on your quilt? He said a chicken. He and his brother call each other chicken. This pattern would be the best chicken quilt ever. Thanks lynda

  63. Frank says:

    I just love this quilt . If I win I WILL make it!

  64. Diane says:

    This is really neat! I would love to win and try it out

  65. Bonnie Thiem says:

    This is so cute. I’d love to win.

  66. I would love to be able to work with the rooster fabric, thanks for the great giveaway.

  67. Dottie N. says:

    What a LOVELY wall hanging! Would LOVE TO WIN those neat tools that were used in making it. They look like real time savers.

    If I don’t win, LOL, will have to look for them when I’m shopping.

  68. Bjohn says:

    I may have already signed up for this! If so, I didn’t cheat on purpose!

  69. Debbie Barnes says:

    Love the diamonds!

  70. Lori Raymond says:

    I love the colors and the 3D effect!!

  71. Pauline Gudas says:

    I love getting the quilting tips and your magazine….thanks

  72. Patti says:

    I would love to win this – thanks for the opportunity to try.

  73. Debbie Barnes says:

    Very unique! I love the diamonds!

  74. Annette says:

    I love this pattern and the fabrics! I hope I win

  75. Wanda Flory says:

    Beautiful quilt, love the chicken theme!

  76. Lynn Merrow says:

    Really cute. Thanks for chance to win this.

  77. Gwen B says:

    I love the chicken theme. Our guild had a ‘chicken challenge’ with entries being exhibited at the county fair. Fun….and some really creative projects.

  78. dalena ramos says:

    i just found out my mom is a huge rooster fan! so this would look great in her kitchen. lol.. it was apples now roosters! go figure..

  79. Robin Corzilius says:

    I love anything chickens

  80. Mary Smith says:

    This is great! My hubby loves chickens! Don’t know why. LOL

  81. Tammy says:

    My kitchen and dining room are done in roosters! Loving this bundle! It would go well with the rest of the decor…

  82. Charlene says:

    Wow what a quilt!

  83. Barbara Colson says:

    Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  84. Bonnie Thiem says:

    This quilt is so unique. I’d love it.

  85. Stephanie Lau says:

    This would be perfect for my sister’s kitchen! Love it!

  86. Lisa Marie says:

    Love that quilt design — very unique! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  87. Such a fun project! Would love to try these rulers!

  88. Kathy says:

    They look like great tools, and the chicken fabric is too cute!

  89. kathy says:

    I like the looks of that v part of the design, I have been looking for a way to make the center of the letter “m” and that might do it. I need ! to win. Kathy

  90. Judy says:

    I love the chicken fabric and the quilt pattern! I will definitely have to pick up some of this fabric.

  91. Dawn Hollingsworth says:

    So cute!! Would love to win this for my mother! Thanks for the chance :)

  92. sue says:

    love the diamonds!

  93. Michelle says:

    i would love to make this. hope i win!!!

  94. Sherrye says:

    WOW! I’ve seen these toys at my quilt shop but never really knew what to do with them. You make it seem so simple with stunning result!!!!!Yes, gotta get them. Thanks for the terrific tut!

  95. laurie says:

    Looks great!

  96. Kristen Black says:

    I really love the striking colors and the different block patterns!

  97. Peggy says:

    I love the colors and the patterns chosen for this.. The roosters and chickens are such a cute country theme and never go out of style!

  98. Cheri Branca says:

    WOW, such a great use of color and design and such a unique setting. Kudos!

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