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This wall hanging was also made at a weekend quilting retreat.  I wanted to try my hand at free-hand machine quilting, so I signed up for that class when I found it being offered.  We were to bring a project we had made but not yet quilted.  I found this chicken picture in my favorite little fabric shop.  It is part of a bigger block-of-the-month project, but you can usually buy just one pattern and it will show how to make a single block into a small wall hanging of its own.

The teacher for this class had gotten sick just before the retreat began, so we had a substitute who graciously stepped in with no time to prepare.  She did however show us enough to get our feet wet.  I learned how to use the free-motion attachment for my machine.  I also learned some tips like using rubber fingertips (like bankers use) to help me hold the fabric.  I have since become a big fan of “stippling”.  It is fun to do and goes pretty fast.  In free-motion quilting, y ou just move the quilt around in a wobbly motion, trying not to cross over any previous lines.  The resultant lines give the impression of 'puzzle pieces' when your done. 

I’m happy to have added this picture to the “chicken wall” in our sunroom.  I even made sure to make white, brown, and green eggs, as we have had chickens who have laid all three of those colors!  It’s been a lot of fun

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