Tuesday, October 17, 2006

More turkey talk

Who would have that that this little turkey would be so useful? Not only does he make great tablerunners, he's also good on wallhangings. Actually, this is a placemat but I'm going to put some curtain rings on the back and hang him on the wall.

Last night I made the prairie points to go around the
Advent quilt. Not my favorite way to do this. I followed the instructions that came with the pattern, and I'm surprised they came out as well as they did. They wanted me to cut in at a 90 degree angle to the fold on both sides of a folded strip. Math is not my strong point. So, I just guessed. Needless to say, and you can see, they did not all come out as they should. But, they're there and all that's left to do is quilt it and finish the binding on about 5 more little quilts.
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My next project will be to make a round tabletopper using the turkey. The customer does not want the turkey body, though, so it'll be even easier. I think I'm going to make the dresden blades a little differently. I'll let you know when I get them done.

Can you tell I'm feeling much better today? I'm pretty tired because I worked all morning and then had to go shopping for groceries and for more fabric and the stenciling equipment for the placemat. It's amazing to me how tired I get when I'm sick. I guess that's not unusual the older we get. Just gets harder to bounce back.

Better work on those dresden plate blades before James gets home. He's working late today. Must be his punishment for staying home with me yesterday. He wasn't about to let me drive to the doctor's in the shape I was in. Oh well, he's off tomorrow and it's supposed to rain so there goes his golf game. He can sleep in.


Mrs. Moody said...

That turkey is SO cute! I want to make some funky ones like that for thanksgiving with just the Turkey part though. Where did you find the pattern?

Patti said...

So glad you are feeling better. Being sick is the pits! The turkey placemat is perfect!

May Britt said...

I love your turkey. Such a sweet for the thanksgiving.