A new pattern is about to appear on my Craftsy page. It was in Popular Patchwork magazine about a year ago and on display at the quilt show in Uttoxeter. I called it Chicken Run because of the fabric I’d used.
You can use any large print in this type of design and its ideal for those fabrics you don’t want to cut into small pieces. You can ‘fussy cut’ your fabrics to make more of the design as I did with the chickens (you do need more fabric for this, which is why those borders have extra 9-patch units in them!), and as shown in the EQ quilt below using Chris Chun’s Cherry Blossom design.
The three quilts below are used to showcase the latest fabric of the month download from EQ – Moda’s Fresh Cut range. First is the dark grey large floral print –
and see what a difference changing the value of the large print makes – this uses the same print with a white background
and finally using the green print together with softer colours in the 9-patch units makes for a more ‘romantic’ approach.