This block was strip pieced. I was a little nervous, but I think the block came out ok. I've realized that I am what I call an "enthusiastic ironer", so I tend to distort my seams. With strip piecing, this means that the ends are more at a diagonal. However, this block seems to be ok, so I'm happy with it. The fabric is from the Granary, but I don't remember what it is. I used it as my red-orange color to make a colored pencil roll.
Chickens are funny animals. both my mom and Chris are chickens on the Chinese zodiac. I'm born in the year of the pig, and chickens and pigs get along ok. At least we're not incompatible!