Sunday, November 23, 2008


How does embroidered turkey sound for Thanksgiving?

All credit for this idea goes to my brilliantly creative friend, Lynn, who made this fabulous redwork turkey quilt several (many?) years ago. I loved it when I first saw it, and last year when she blogged about it I thought Hey, I need to make one of those myself! But I forgot about that ambition until two days ago, when for some reason the thought suddenly popped into my head again: Hey! I should make that hand print turkey quilt and bring it to my mom for Thanksgiving! Because I certainly don't have anything else to do between now and Thursday, now, do I?

My kids were actually cooperative with my scheme (they're not always cooperative), and they sat down willingly to trace their hands and draw the turkey features. I hovered in the background with admonishments of "Don't make it too detailed! Nothing too elaborate!" I have to give myself some hope of actually getting this finished on time.

Even with sparse details, they still managed to give their turkeys individual personalities.

Their hands are much bigger than I thought they would be!

But I'm making progress.

I also saw a cute picture in the crochet pool on Flickr with a link to a free amigurumi turkey pattern. It's calling my name!

I need Thanksgiving to be over so that I can get back to all the Christmas projects I've been ignoring.


Anonymous said...

How cute is that! Crossing my fingers in hopes that you finish the quilt on time. Hang in there! :)

Anonymous said...

THIS IS FANTASTIC and completley amazing! What a super cool way to use those "hand" turkeys!

Lynn said...

I love that picture. They eye is great! I can't wait to see the finished project.