I don't know what it is, but in the fall, my mind seems to turn to chickens--more than at other time of the year, it seems. Today I finished the Schnibbles quilt top, Paganini. It has a chicken border. Of course, I'll show you:
One of the very interesting things about this pattern is that Carrie Nelson has given us four different versions of the quilt, all in the one Schnibbles pattern. I was a little confused when I first saw photos of the Paganini quilts that Sinta and Sherri had made, because they didn't look like the picture on the pattern cover, but now I know why--since I made the same one they did, which is version 4.
The other three versions orient the seam in the initial half square triangles in the opposite direction. As someone mentioned in my Schnibbles class yesterday, one of the versions, done in the right colors, would look like a series of Christmas wreaths and would make a nice holiday quilt--I think I'd add some red "berry" buttons, a couple appliqued bows, and a little rick rack too! Take a look at version 3, and you'll see what I mean:
Anyway, something for another day, when my mind has turned from chickens to Christmas (which is just before it turns to mush).
But back to chickens. I was thinking, as I made the Schnibbles quilt, that it would nicely compliment another chicken quilt I'd made from a Buggy Barn pattern, using much the same colors. When I went to hunt down a photo on my blog (which is much easier to search than my photo albums), I found I'd done the chicken pattern two years ago in October. See? Chickens in fall.
Someday I really need to get these chickens quilted. Maybe next fall.