Hi Mary, About the chicken pin cushion, if you can make a log cabin block you can make the pincushion. I watched Shar Jorgenson's video on QuiltersTV for the instructions. The tail feathers are just prairie points in two different sizes. I used 1 1/4inch strips, 6 light and 6 dark. Stuffed it with rice. Give it a try, it was so much fun. On the lower front of the chicken I tucked the point under about an inch and stitched it down underneath.
Wow Mary, What a talented lady you are. Enjoyed looking at your artwork. Beautiful job. Of course my favorite is the red french roses quilt. I have the pattern but have not attempted anything with it yet. I love yours. Happy Quilting