We love chickens so it was only a matter of time before we designed a chicken quilt!  This is our Hen Party quilt – it will be featured in our new book Dessert Roll Quilts but for those who can’t wait we now have it as a pattern download which you can purchase online.  The quilt uses one Dessert Roll and if you’re not familiar with Dessert Rolls then let us explain – this is the latest innovative idea from Moda – bundles of 20 x 5in strips.  They are fantastic as they are so versatile and although we haven’t for a minute fallen out of love with Jelly Rolls, it is nice to have something new and fresh.  We used a Chateau Rouge Dessert Roll for our Hen Party quilt and you need a little bit of extra cream on cream for the background.  We did use the Creative Grids Multi-Size 45/90 to make the half-square triangles in the hen house block but this is an optional block.  So for all those chicken lovers out there – here is a quilt especially for you.

Hen Party - Dessert Roll Quilt Pattern

Just a quick picture of the Spring Quilt show we were at last week.  This is held at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and as you can see it’s a lovely big airy show – we did sneak off our stand a few times to wander around all the amazing planes.  You can just see our stand in the picture on the far left and if you look really closely you can see our Hen Party quilt!