Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Little Red Hen Quilt Completed

Today I finished my Little Red Hen quilt.
This quilt has been a work in progress for several months as I have taken my time hand appliqueing the six hen blocks.

The pattern design is from Stitches and Sew Forth
stitchesandsewforth.com

I loved the scappy look of each block, and the bright fun fabrics that feel like Spring.

I read this book to my children as they were growing up, especially at times when I needed them to do their jobs around the house.

In the book, no one wants to help plant, tend, cut, or grind the wheat. No one wants to help make the bread either. "Not I, Not I, Not I" the children say. But everyone wants to help eat the bread.
The point being of course, that we must all help do the work first before having the reward.
I appreciated a book that supported me as a mother, as I tried to instill values in my children.

With 5 children I needed all the help I could get. Still do.

18 comments:

Micki said...

So glad that you finished it and shared the pics. It is so cute!
Great job!
Micki

Jackie said...

Love the finished quilt! It is really great. You are so right about the book too. I used to read it to my kids and it is very supportive of the Mom.

Stephanie said...

That is the sweetest quilt! Congratulations on your finish. I love children's books and stil love them to this day even though my kids are grown.

Material Mary said...

All I can say is "WOW!" Love the fabric choices and the work is exquisite...great job
Mary

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

This quilt is adorable, love it.

Eileen said...

I love the fabrics you put together for the sashing and the blocks. Terrific!

And we have truly been enjoying Mrs Hughes! Thank you for sharing her with us!

Sherri said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! I love the star blocks and the border...the fabrics make the chicken blocks go from "cute" to AMAZING!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is fabulous Nedra. Cuter than even imagined. What a sweet project.

Jana said...

It looks great all put together! I love the color combo! I agree about the book....all mom's must have read that to their kids! It was certainly loved at our house!

Dawn said...

Oh Nedra...it turned out darling!! I love your fabric choices!! Well done!!

Debra said...

What a fun quilt! Maybe you should make one for each kid! *wink*

Sharleen said...

The quilt is darling. What an inspiration you are for me. Love the pictures. Wish I could come to your quilt show, unfortunately I can't. I'll tell my sister about it though as she may be in St. George about then.

Karen said...

Too, too cute;)

Janet said...

What a quilt! it's fabulous and the colours are wonderful. Loved Mrs Hughes!

Cathie in UT said...

You know that pattern is one I have in my stash and love your take on the quilt!

I just love those chickies and the personality that comes out with fabric choices.

Well done Nedra!

flora said...

Love the colors and stitchery. Good job.

Judi said...

What a cute quilt! I was over at Scrap Apple Quilts the other day and they told me to check out your blog and I am glad I did. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Uoiki said...

Thank you for the pattern. I am thinking to make one like this one, I love it.