25 Jul 2014
Hi! It's Amanda here from Jedi Craft Girl! I LOVE quiet books. My mother made me a quiet book when I was a little girl. My inspiration for the chicken & eggs page came from a page out of my old quiet book. Back then I think all they had was muslin and felt to work with!
The darling prints from Riley Blake give this traditional page new life!!
10.5" x 10.5" background fabric
scraps of yellows, browns, reds and orange
Riley Blake braid trim in brown
scraps of cotton batting
Heat n Bond Lite
Spray n Bond basting spray
Pattern, click HERE
For the Chicken:
Trace the chicken and chicken parts on to the Heat n Bond Lite. The chicken should print in reverse.
Iron the chicken to the wrong side of the yellow. Iron the other chicken parts to the wrong side of the red fabric and the orange fabric. Cut out on the line and peel off the backing paper.
To make the wing, cut 2 pieces of yellow prints and a piece of cotton batting, about 3.5" square.
Using basting spray, spray make a batting "sandwich" by putting both wrong sides of the yellow fabric toward the batting:
Cut out the paper wing pattern and spray it with basting spray and center it on the fabric sandwich. Sew along the pattern line twice. Remove paper pattern.
Add a little wing detail stitching and cut around the wing close to the stitching.
For the nest:
Cut the nest pattern out of the brown fabric and cut 1" off the top of the nest.
Insert the zipper here. I always buy my zippers super long. After you sew the zipper in, just trim off the excess zipper.
Add the brown braid trim. This gives the next a little texture.
Now you are ready to align all the pieces. Once it's how you want, press the chicken and chicken parts in place. Use basting spray to keep the nest in place.
Sew around the nest with brown thread using a zig zag stitch. Where the ends of the zipper are, I stitched back and forth several times as the stitching is the zipper stop.
Using a straight stitch, sew around the chicken and chicken parts twice in brown thread.
For the eggs:
Use the same method as the wing. Make a "sandwich" with white fabric and batting in the middle. Cut out the egg pattern and sew around the pattern. Cut out the egg close to the stitching.
On two of the eggs I added a little bit of Riley Blake lace trim. I thought these would be the "girl" eggs and the plain ones can be the "boy" eggs….or something like that. It would be fun to do colored eggs or add a little chick inside the nest as well. You could also number the eggs. There are so many fun things to do with a quiet book!
To finish the page, sew the wing on using a button and give the chicken a button eye. I hope you're little ones like playing with this page!!