What do you think about urban chickens: do they make perfect pets, or noisy neighbors? Whether you raise them or not, chickens bring to mind sunny breakfasts in country kitchens. Here are some free patterns, from flamboyant roosters to funky chickens. This post was updated on September 27, 2013.
Above: Weathervane wall quilt, free pattern by Debbie Busby at All People Quilt
Above, Row 1: Mr. Rooster, free pattern by Caroll at West Michigan Quilter; Cat's Rooster, free pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked. Row 2: At The Hen House, free pattern at Sulky International; Jaunty Rooster, free pattern by Julie Lynch for Benartex.
Above, Row 1: Birds of a Feather wall quilt by Cynthia Scott at Janome; Redwork Chicken Weathervane Embroidery Pattern by Cheryl C. Fall for About.com. Row 2: Rockin' Rooster, free quilt pattern to showcase chicken fabric, design by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics; Rise and Shine Placemat Tutorial by Vicki Welsh.
Above, Row 1: Spring Chicks table runner at Pat Sloan; Kitschy Chicky quilt, including hen and rooster templates, by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics. Row 2: Folk Art Chicken, made with half-square triangles, by Sandy Bonsib; Rooster Quilt Block at How Stuff Works; Chickens in the Coop, inspired by “Birds of a Feather” from designer Kevin Kosbab, made by Laura Boehnke for All People Quilt. Row 4: Henpecked by Denise Russart at Just Quiltin'; Cocks Crow in the Morn by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt.
Note: For free patterns for turkeys, see our Free Pattern Day: Thanksgiving.
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