June 12

HEN AND HER CHICKS, 6″, Light

A nice simple block today. Hen and Her Chicks was first published in the Kansas City Star in 1947. The block is quite variable. Variations include:
* a plain square in the centre,
* the centre patch the same size as the nine-patch
* without the long strips joining the nine-patches

12 Hen and Chickens
Today’s Block


June 12 key
Fabric Key for Cutting

June 12 cut


June 12 sew


Download June 12 instructions (as .pdf).

Reference:

Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, p. 198
Brackling Press: Elmhurst, Illinois

Malone, M. (2003) 5,500 Quilt Block Designs, p. 53
Sterling: USA, p. 66

Image Credit:

Rosewater by Nan for Quilting Treasures.
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