Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Henny Penny

I have wanted to do this Maggie pattern from the first time I saw it. I don’t even care for chickens that much but I just really liked this design.

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The pattern was in the December 2011 issue of  American Patchwork & Quilting. Every once in awhile I would get the magazine out and just stare at the picture. Then, the other day I saw that Roberta  over at  Cottonwood Lane Primitives made this very runner.  Hers was so beautiful it once again inspired me to finally make it.

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Last night Joan and I went to “Maggie Night” at the Log Cabin. What fun! Twila talked a little about Maggie and gave us some helpful tips and  wonderful refreshments! A few people brought their Maggie projects they had recently finished for show and tell, boy were there some great pieces! One person even had the “Henny Penny” runner!

We then ended the night by getting Maggie’s new book, “A Day at Sunny Brook Farm!”  I must say it’s totally awesome! Her books have the most gorgeous photography!  Honestly, is there a better book than a Maggie book?!

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What project to make next?!  Enjoy your day!



  1. Very nice! I'm starting to expand my barnyard favs from just sheep to also chickens andpigs, and maybe a horse or two. Sheep will always be my #1 though. :-) I've also discovered that quite a few friends and friends of friends have backyard chickens which draws me to chicken patterns a lot. This would make a cute hooked rug too.

  2. Too funny I seen this on Roberta's blog "cottonwood Lane Primitives" and just inquired about this pattern, I tried to see if there is a way to back order the magazine for this pattern, but no luck, would you happen to be willing to share the pattern? I would be so glad to pay for postage.
    Love your blog and your Henny Penny mat is awesome :)

  3. Love Maggie projects too. Can't wait to see this new book! Enjoy, Dawn

  4. I agree, no better book than Maggie's. Love that mat.

  5. Hi, Mindy~ Wonderfrul Work~sounds like a great way to spend the evening~
    have a great day

  6. love Maggie patterns!
    love Henny!
    love to see what you do next!

  7. Hi Mindy, wonderful Henny Penny mat, love it, great job. Blessings Francine.

  8. Oh, Mindy! Envy, envy, envy -- I pre-ordered Maggie's new book what seems like eons ago -- can't wait to get it. I'm anxious to see which projects you do. My Henny Penny is waiting for its backing (as is my Settler's Pride!), but you always inspire me, so the Henny Penny backing WILL be completed by the end of the week! Thanks for you blog, Mindy!

  9. The runner is beautiful. I can see why it caught your eye and stayed in your mind for so long. What a fun time to go to a "Maggie Night". I wonder if they have the book in the Library. I may have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. -Steph-

  10. You are so right!! Her designs are INCREDIBLE!!
    The hen runner is also on my 'TO DO' list....thanks for reminding me!

  11. No, there is no better book than a Maggie! She is such a talented lady! Henny Penny is wonderful! Can't wait till my book gets here...hurry up Mr. Postman!

  12. You are so lucky to spend time with Twila. We have been online friends for some time. I wish I could meet her in person. Say hello for me the next time you have a get together. I'm anxiously awaiting Maggie's new book too. How lucky Stacy Nash is because she actually got to go to Maggie's home. Love your table runner. Mary A

  13. For those interested, I found the pattern for free! http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/throws-wall-hangings/hen-and-flowers-wall-hanging_1.html

  14. Oh how I love that runner. So beautiful! You make such lovely things, so talented.

  15. Sweetie pies.
    I love your runner.
    And I will have to look for that cool book.
    Have a great day.