Quirky Chooks by Megan Manwaring

Images of folk art birds were the inspiration for this stylised chook; string piecing complemented the quirkiness. Megan believes we are all a bit quirky and differences are to be celebrated and embraced — hence the name of the quilt. It is quick and easy to make — simple foundation-free string piecing creates the ‘fabric blocks’ from which the appliqué shapes are cut. Then the pieces are applied to the background using needleturn appliqué. Finally, hand quilting with Perle 8 thread adds to the texture and fun of the quilt.