Now that you have completed steps one through three, the front of the quilt is done. We are now ready to start building the back. With all those henny girls on the front, I was inspired to create some nesting boxes and nests- perfect for these girls to lay their eggs in! I am just loving this sweet and unexpected twist on this quilt and I think you will too.
Fabric of your choice to cover the back (measure your quilt front)
Scraps of fabric left over from Part 1 when you made the chicken appliques
Left over Pellon Wonder Under #805 Transfer Web from Part 1
Water in Spray Bottle
Lay the front of your quilt face down on the floor.
Place the fabric you selected for the back and spread it out on top of the quilt front like so.
Measure the strip on the right that is “uncovered” by your backing material. Determine its length and width.
Divide that length by 5. You will need 5 squares cut into that length by the width. Two of those squares should be the same material as the back of your quilt. The three others can be made using left-over scraps from making the chicken appliques and squares.
Three fabric squares will become the nesting boxes. You will add nests and eggs to them.
Using the same process as Part 1. Print out the template below, make the nests, eggs, and iron them into place on three fabric squares.
Now sew the 5 squares of fabric together like so, minus our Miniature Schnauzer who loves to help and could not stay away from all this exciting action.