I marked the spots to stitch on the chicken with a FriXion pen. I love these things! I get them pretty cheap on eBay by the dozen and in different colors. Marks come out with a touch of an iron.
There wasn't a lot of instruction in the book. The Xs look pretty organic.
Here's my first two Xs. I think they will do.
I'm glad I didn't put the legs on the animals yet. I'll do that when the stitching is done on this block. It's one simple seam to remove to get the legs in there. Legs would interfere with my embroidery hoop. I think I'll be using button eyes and nose. I'll have plenty of time to search the button jar. I LOVE going through the button jar. It's a combination of my grandma, mom, aunt, and mother-in-law. They all saved buttons from old blouses and shirts. I LOVE the ones from my grandma -- so fancy! They find special places on quilts and projects and bring a little smile to my face when I see them again and again.
The pattern is the the book Americana Quilts by Sandy Bonsib.
I'm linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.