Rise & Shine in QUILT (October/November 2013)

Oct-Nov-CoverWEBHello Friends, I am happy to be able to share with you my chooky Rise & Shine project that is featured in the latest (October/November 2013) QUILT issue!


Rise & Shine is a kitchen decor project that comprises of a small wallhanging and a set of two placemats.


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Both wallhanging and placemats use the panel blocks cut from Quilting Treasures‘ Rooster Royale panel print, as well as the accompanying prints in the collection.  The chicken wire prints are my personal favorites – that’s why you see them showing off in full force in my Rise & Shine.


Both the placemats and wallhanging feature a play of snowball blocks in the designs.  I designed these projects with SUPER EASY in mind so that they can be easily put together, to be given as gifts, or something quick to dress up your kitchen.

qt_rooster_1954[image source: QUILT Magazine]


Quilting was pure straight lines for Rise & Shine.  I felt like my usual style of quilting won’t really lend itself to the placemats and wallhanging.  So I tried out some “no obligation” straight line quilting – meaning the straight lines where quilted in sort of a random fashion.  The straight line quilting gives a nice overall textured look on the placemats and the wallhanging.  As always, I piece and quilt with Aurifil Mako 50 threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

I find that a well starched and pressed quilt top (before basting) works well for straight line quilting.  I tend to not encounter significant slack when my quilt top is prepared that way before quilting – even though I do use my walking foot to quilt the straight lines.


Both the placemats and wallhanging projects are offered as kits (backing and binding included) by Fern Hill Gifts and Quilts (319-622-3657) for $29.99 and $49.99 respectively, plus shipping.  Click here to purchase to placemats kit, and here to purchase the wallhanging kit.

AND… the wallhanging pattern is offered as a free downloadable pattern on QUILT’s website.  Click here to download the pattern instructions.


You might recall I have shared with you three more Rooster Royale projects that are offered as free patterns by Quilting Treasures.

A throw quilt:

Design 5a_high res

Throw Pillows:

Toss Pillow 2b_high res_panel2

(more) Placemats:

Placemat 1a_Panel2
Click here for the information to download the pattern instructions for free!

I sincerely hope you will really enjoy making these projects if you are planning to do so!  I can see all these projects lovingly made and packed as a gift ensemble for a housewarming, bridal shower, or birthday or even Christmas gift for your “fowl-ish” loved ones!

Do tell me how you will use these projects – would you make them for yourself or as gifts?

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely rest of the week…


Have you seen the line-up of my other featured projects in 2013?

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis 

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013):  Rooster Royale

7 thoughts on “Rise & Shine in QUILT (October/November 2013)

  1. I love the placemats!! My mini quilting group does “hand made” Christmas each year and each person brings something wrapped and we do an exchange. We have several girls who are “chicken fans,” how fun would this be?

  2. I have just come across your pattern and designs. These are so pretty and look so easy to do. I know I’m a little late, but do you know if the patterns are still available for the throw and pillows? I also found the material at a local quilt show. Thank you

  3. I am desperately trying to locate this issue of Quilt. In it is a pattern for “Homespun Holiday” (snowflakes) that is now online for free; however, only the first page is available. I now have everything cut out but I’m trying to locate the rest (I’d really prefer not to have to figure this one out by myself!) If you have a copy or know where I can get one and could help me, please let me know! Pattern:

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