|Moulting Rosie admiring my chicken bunting quilt.|
First I cut the fabric into 2.5" strips and sewed them together in rows of 4. If I were to make a bed quilt then rows of 5 would be more visually pleasing.
Using thin cardboard from a cereal box I cut out a triangle that was the same height as my sewn and pressed together strips. The top angle of the triangle is 40 degrees and the base of the triangle has two 70 degree angles.
Laying the cardboard triangle - template - onto the strip sets I used my rotary cutter to cut out all the triangles. I then cut some plain grey fabric into wide strips that matched the height of my strips and the triangle template and cut them into triangles too.
Then I sewed them together side-by-side.
Then once I had a collection of these I sewed lay them out to make sure I didn't have too many similar triangles near one another then started sewing them into rows, and then sewing the rows together.
Lastly I stitched the three quilt layers together using straight stitching about 1cm inside each triangle.
I didn't buy enough backing fabric for my quilt so had to do a bit of "cut and paste" but it looks okay and I quite like the solitary hen in the corner.
Hope you like my little chicken bunting quilt!
I still have some chicken fabric left over, so if you know of any other projects I could make, please share the link with me!