QUILT INFO

The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Monday, November 22, 2010

WILD TURKEY

Look what I did over the weekend.  "Wild Turkey" is a completed top.  And all made from stash.
I cut out the turkey applique parts over a year ago.  It sat in a basket waiting for the backgrounds to be selected and some stitching to be done.  I came close to tossing out those parts more than once.  But I really liked the pattern.  I saw the quilt displayed on Quilts and Pieces blog.  Take a look if you have time.  It reminded me just how much I liked the design.  I decided it was time to take the bull by the horns and do something about those parts and pieces. I enjoyed the process.   Now to see if I can find time to quilt it.  The pattern is by Country Threads and can be found here.

I did a sample applique of "Rachel's Reel" to see if I want to make more for a quilt.  I did it reproduction fabrics which is what I would do for a quilt.
It is a Jo Morton design.  There is a book out with the pattern in it but I found the pattern  here free on the internet.  If you are interested in the book which has more settings for the block, visit Jo's site here.

Time for some stitching.  Another UFO awaits me.

Karen

39 comments:

  1. Happy Wild Turkeys! Your quilt turned out wonderful and just in time for Turkey Day. Nice work :-)

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  2. Love that turkey! How cute and I perfect for this time of yr.


    Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

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  3. Great finish! And thanks for the link to the free pattern -- very pretty! Are you going to make more? I'd love to see!

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  4. Wow, you make always such a wonderful things!

    greetings, Jeannet

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  5. LOVE the turkey quilt...and just in the nick of time for your Thanksgiving!!
    Now when you applique do you use freezer paper? And if you use freezer paper do you iron it on the right side of the fabric and then mark your pattern or do you iron it on the wrong side and press the seam allowance over...just wondering...your applique is perfect and SO fast!!
    Paulette

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  6. Oh I love your turkeys! Very sweet and the fabrics in them are great.

    Love Rachel's Reel. I have that book and it is one on the to-do-list:)

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  7. Thank you for your comment on my blog, Karen.Wat a gorgeous Turkey quilt, I love it! The original is lovely, too. I like the fabric both of you used!
    Rachel's Reel is lovely,also!
    Greetings from Cisca

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  8. Looks great Karen~ congrat's on a finish! :-) So are you going to make a quilt of the reel block? Its very cute! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Wow, Karen, awesome finish. I love the turkeys. Just in time for Thanksgiving, too.

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  10. PERFECT little quilt for THanksgiving week! Nicely done!

    I did that Buggy Barn horse quilt for my daughter. The horsehead/barn blocks went OK, but it took me forever to make the fence sashing and borders! I may try one more...I really like the cats and flowers one (oh yeah, and the witches one on the brooms with the 3-D, floppy legs). I am much faster at hand applique than that method. Happy Thanksgiving!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  11. Great fun turkey quilt - love the fabrics!

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  12. Love the turkeys! So glad you stuck with them!

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  13. I did a Rachel's Reel quilt, haven't quilted it yet, but the top is done. I love it. Your turkey quilt is adorable!

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  14. Don't you just love "stash" quilts. For some reason, they feel more satisfying to me than any other. I guess it justifies all those purchases!

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  15. Love the turkeys! Just in time for Thanksgiving!

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  16. the turkeys are adorable!
    I remember seeing that on Dawns blog, too cute.
    oh I love those little reels, thanks that will be a great quilt to make just using what I have in my scrap basket!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Kathie

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  17. What a fun quilt.....hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  18. I always love seeingyour name pop up in my google reader-- because I know you always make such progress. I love to see your quilting...

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  19. Love the turkeys. i saw three wild ones today while at Ft Huachuca. They were black and white barred, like some of yours :)
    LOL, really. So glad you kept them parts. Ha, Ha, now I want to make a turkey quilt since seeing the wild ones.

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  20. Your turkeys are great! Def. worth the finish!

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  21. Yay for you that you got your turkeys done. I think I'm on #5 of mine but don't want to shove it aside. So will keep on workin' at it til it's done (hopefully!). Maybe for next Thanksgiving.

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  22. Gobble, Gobble!!! (that's talking turkey for like it!!)

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  23. I LOVE that turkey quilt, it's going on my list - wow. And all from stash! Love the block too, so will you be making more? It looks tricky to needleturn.

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  24. Love the Turkeys. You are getting so much done!

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  25. The Wild Turkey quilt is great and just in time for turkey day. I'm crazy the quilters village.

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  26. Your Wild Turkeys quilt is fantastic! Congrats on getting it finished.
    Rachel's Reel is very sweet, I like your fabric choices too.

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  27. That is fantastic! The Turkey quilt looks great. Well done on finishing it.
    Will have a look at that link and book you mentioned. The block you made is very good, and I think I like it...
    Elzaan

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  28. Great turkey quilt finish! My daughter started a dresden turkey we saw at the Missouri Quilt Co. yesterday. Maybe a little late for this year, but we are having too much fun with it. Love the Rachel's reel--looks hard?

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  29. Omgosh! I love your turkey quilt!! I bet if you tried real hard you could finish it for this year! LOL

    So, what did you decide on the reel block? It looks fantastic! Did you hand or machine applique? Is it one piece?

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  30. A very cute Thanksgiving quilt :0) It's great that it's all made from your stash and a UFO is now a top!!

    Crispy

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  31. I wish I could sew as fast as you. Love love the turkey quilt, looks awesome. The reel block is going to be another fantastic quilt.

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  32. You gave me a chuckle, in your post you said you took the bull by the horns and I saw the result a turkey. I have enjoyed your blog.
    Have a great TURKEY day.
    Blessings Brook

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  33. Karen, I think your blog was the very first one I started reading about a year and a half ago. Every thing you did looked just like mine. I do love all your "stuff". Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Congrats on the wild turkeys! they look fab!

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  35. Wild Turkey turned out great Karen!

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  36. Oh you got it finished! I LOVE it!!! Yours is wonderful!

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  37. Love your wild turkey quilt. Looking forward to seeing more Rachels Reel blocks. Very nice fabric choices - you just can't beat a shirting background. That black fabric is fabulous!

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