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The Brave Chicken
Original free pieced design by Cherie Moore
Free motion quilting by Chris Ballard
|28.5" wide x 24.75" long - Shown here before quilting|
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I selected my inspiration barn for two reasons.
I love the look of the barn with its clean lines and beautiful white trim.
I also love the barn because it housed a brave chicken.
The actual barn belongs to Norman Wilke
and is home to Clydesdale horses and chickens.
In June of 2009, our area was under a tornado warning and,
as we hung out in our basement,
a tornado touched down on the Wilke barn,
twisting the metal roof and shearing the walls.
All during the storm, the brave chicken held on tight
and stayed on her egg-filled nest.
She was calmly clucking when the Wilkes’ came out
to assess the storm damage.
About 10 days later,
the Belleville News-Democrat reported
the brave chicken was a mother,
hatching out 12 chicks.
The Wilke barn is as good as new now
and never fails to make me smile when I see it.
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Cherie, who considers herself a novice free piecer,
pieced sky lights in her barn’s upper roof.
She also used two different thrifted shirtings to piece the sky.
Three distinct sets of parallel quilted lines
emphasize the sloping, angled shapes of the barn’s roof.
Gentle curves fill the barnyard and swirls unify the scrappy sky.
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BLOG HOP POSTS
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