Chickens have often found their way into the quilt world — small wonder given the astonishing variety of plumage in chicken breeds. Among the most memorable poultry quilts are the charming chickens and roosters (and turkeys and ducks) created by Ruth McDowell (www.ruthbmcdowell.com). Join us in poultry piecing to celebrate these barnyard wonders!
These patterns are available through Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop, (360) 718-7103. The patterns are easy to sew straight line designs and include the full size pattern.
CURIOUS DUCK Ducks are curious by nature. This duck is poking at the border of his quilt!! (18″ x 22″, 2016)
GALLUS GALLUS This rooster can really strut his stuff. Gallus gallus is the scientific name for chicken — an apt place to start! (18″ x 20″, 2013)
BARNYARD QUEEN This is a hen with an attitude! (18″ x 26″, 2013)
RUDDY ROOSTER This is a very dignified bird. The larger pattern pieces make it easy to showcase the variety of fabrics in this rooster. (18″ x 28″, 2013)
MOUNTAIN CHICKEN Yes, this is not actually poultry. Leptodactylus fallax is known locally in Dominica as the Mountain Chicken. This is one of the world’s largest frogs, and thus produces among the world’s largest frog leg feasts. And, unfortunately because is it a delicacy on Dominica is now an endangered species. With a nickname like Mountain Chicken who could resist? (14″ x 11″, 2014)
QUACK I live in the Pacific NW where rain is plentiful, so ducks are a natural here. This charming duck loves our rain and our rainbows!! (18″ x 29″, 2015)