July 15, 2016

I’ve been enjoying the ‘black and white and red all over’ color scheme a lot lately. It’s the first thing I thought of when I started developing my new chicken pattern.

You may think of white chickens, or Rhode Island Reds, but I was inspired by a short story I once read about “Dominikers” or black-and-white Dominique chickens.



Here’s my new pattern, Cluck & Co. Four fancy chicks are stepping out in style!

I used raw-edge fusible machine appliqué for my version. For a refresher on that method, here’s a link to my Raw-Edge Fusible Demo. Of course you can always use your own method if you favor another one. It’s all good!

Another trick that I pulled out of the bag for this one was the double-layer strategy for the heads, to avoid shadow-through when putting light over dark. Just fuse two layers of light fabric together, then use this composed fabric just like the others in your project.

Hope you are enjoying your summer! I have a couple months off from shows and have been knee-deep in foster kittens!


Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie
Kay’s Etsy Shop


3 Responses to “Cluck & Co.”

  1. Dot on July 15th, 2016 2:31 pm

    I’ve been waiting to see the foster kittens!

  2. Kay on July 15th, 2016 3:07 pm

    We’ve had 13 so far this year! You’ll see them all in the Cavalcade of Kittens on Christmas Day. :)

  3. Helen LeBrett on July 17th, 2016 12:53 am

    those two are sooo cute!!! See you at a show sometime this year! :-) Hugs, Helen