Finally finished piecing together my "fair quilt" for 2011. The fair theme this year is "Rock Around the Stock". I kind of went with that and created an applique panel from the picture being used for the fair book. Also used a tip from Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt Co. in making the blocks that surround the center panel. I finished pinning the quilt together last night and will set up my trusty Brother 1500 to start machine quilting. For some strange reason I ended up making a queen size quilt. I don't usually make such a large one for the fair, but somehow I just kept going. The chicken print fabric that is used in the quilt is actually the same fabric that I used for my kitchen curtains. As I was sewing the quilt together Trace Adkin's song "Brown Chicken, Brown Cow" kept going through my mind. I utilize my living room for my machine quilting space. This really makes me focus on getting the quilting done as soon as possible. Hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend.