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. CindyM says:

    It would be great if you could put these tutorials as printer friendly. I don’ have access to fast internet at home, so have to read and try to remember these instructions. It is so time consuming to highlight and copy the parts I need to a word doc then save then copy to my thumb drive.

  2. Sandy says:

    Her tools are great!

  3. Beth says:

    This is adorable! I’m going to try it with or without the tools!

  4. Darla Dishman says:

    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. Can’t have to many tools. the fabric is perfect for my Mom, (88 yo) who is crazy about chickens and roosters., .

  5. Marilyn Polak says:

    Great colors and design!

  6. Steph says:

    WOW! That’s a striking design.

  7. M V Sutton says:

    Did I miss something somewhere with this quilt? I have been looking for a kit with the fabrics and am not seeing one. HELP???

  8. M V Sutton says:

    What a wonderful quilt and such stunning fabrics!!!

  9. Donna G says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great package!

  10. Debora Coatsworth says:

    Just saw the tools the other day…absolutely awesome. Thanks

  11. Phyllis Mundell says:

    Love, Love , love this pattern. I can think of several colors to do it in. Next on my to do list.

  12. Wanda Williams says:

    I love this pattern and of course the tools!

  13. Brenda Vandivort says:

    Love the look of the finished quilt “chicken soup”. On my to do list: purchase the materials. Make chicken soup quilt!

  14. Ingrid rendell says:

    I love the chicken soup quilt, this is so beautiful, very striking, great colours its perfect in every way

  15. Sandy Farquhar says:

    I Love Your “Chicken Soup” Quilt! The Fabrics Go So Nicely Together!

  16. Sandy Farquhar says:

    I Love Your Quilt “Chicken Soup”. The Fabrics Go So Nicely Together and
    are Fabulous!

  17. ShirleyBost says:

    This fabric is so darn cute! Would love to have it!

  18. Jennifer Padden says:

    Deb Tucker rulers are the best and they make this great pattern even better! Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. Karen says:

    Love the pattern!! And the tools!!

  20. Sherry Moran says:

    Love, love this pattern!

  21. Emily C says:

    This looks great. I love the chickens and the design. What a wonderful combination.

  22. Pat V. says:

    Oh WOW! Love this! Such a fantastic setting, thanks so much for sharing this!

  23. LaRae Scheidemantle says:

    I love this fabric, /would love to win.

  24. betty drake says:

    Would love to win the rulers.

  25. Julie B says:

    Great pattern choice to showcase the focus fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Darla Dishman says:

    Would love the chicken fab, go beautiful with the kitchen. Mom’s 88 year old and loves chicken and rooster. Roosters are her favorite. Hope to win……..

  27. Billie says:

    Love the graphics.

  28. Ann Buettner says:

    Complex looking pattern…breaks down easy! Beautiful bold colors.

  29. Ann Buettner says:

    Love the chicken! Would look at home in my daughter in law’s kitchen!

  30. Quilting Tangent says:

    Nice colors in the quilt.

  31. Chris says:

    this is a stunning quilt, I love the colors

  32. Peg says:

    My friend and I give each other roosters every birthday as a reminder of our trip to Turkey. (It’s an inside joke) This would be great!

  33. judy parker says:

    Growing up on a farm, chickens and a few roosters were always around. My job was always to ‘gather’ the eggs! Thanks for offering fabs and I really like this quilt!

  34. SFreeo says:

    Love chickens and chicken fabric!

  35. kbo says:

    This is a quilt any handler of chicken’s would love to own, and if they can even sew for themselves. I would love to sew it up and give it to my favorite “hen peck” friend!

  36. Kathleen Miller says:

    Fun quilt! I have a lady friend who has chickens and this would be a perfect gift for her.

  37. Clare Kupcho says:

    What a fun quilt!

  38. Carolyn Hagerman says:

    My mother would have loved this quilt to the max. She loved chickens and had them all over the house. On anniversaries and birthdays and other holidays my dad would always come home with a ceramic chicken or rooster with a plant in it for her. It is a beautiful quilt and I love the color scheme. Your contest is great too. I would love to win something. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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