Wednesday, November 15, 2023

It's The Last Day And My Day Of The Turkey Trot

What a fabulous week of turkeys, fall fabrics, and cozy looking projects!
Joan at Moosestash Quilting did a super job with hosting on this one.

It's my day to share what I made to meet Joan's challenge:

Think Turkeys, thankfulness, or Thanksgiving fabric. November also means beautiful colors
 of fall, so sew something with orange, golds, browns, greens or cranberry reds.

The fabrics are "Harvest Festival" by Benartex.
There are turkeys, feathers, and rich fall colors, plus metallic highlights.
Solid fabrics in the quilt are Benartex's New Hue.

The finished quilt measures 58" x 74"
The center block is a "Folded Corners" design with a star and pinwheel in the middle.

The pantograph for quilting was "Feathers in Bloom" by Urban Elementz.

Dresdens are one of my favorite blocks to create. They are great for scraps!

The leaves in our yard start turning brown in the fall, not rosy red or orange. 

There is a sparkle in the fabrics, but it was hard to photograph.
I love the feather fabric!

Our lemon tree stays green all year and by Christmas those lemons are totally ripe.

I used "Harvest Festival" to make a table runner earlier this year.
This pattern is in my Etsy store HERE.

Thanksgiving Turkey Escape

The next blog hop will be the annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange blog hop.
There will be some recipes and Christmas projects to get you in the mood for the holidays.
I hope you'll join us!

Sign-ups are happening right now for the January blog hop.
You can find info on it HERE.

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!
My family will all be here...yay!

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  1. Carol your quilt is beautiful, especially against those rocks! Love the folded corner design and the fabrics are just my style. And your quilting is perfect! Your Turkey Farm runner is so cute, you do such pretty embroidery work. That lemon tree is amazing, I bet the lemons are huge and juicy. My sister-in-law lives in Florida and brought us some lemons from her tree, and they were as big as oranges and the juiciest lemons I've ever had.

  2. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the quilting you did, and the Dresden corners look like Turkey tail feathers.

  3. Beautiful quilt--love the fall colors!! The turkey runner is really cute too. Seeing the lemons on that tree made my mouth water. :)

  4. Wow! Those gorgeous fabrics make your quilt sing! I love everything from the design to the fabric choices you used. Your turkey runner makes me laugh and so perfect for the Thanksgiving season. Every Turkey feels the pain! LOL!!

  5. I am a sucker for Dresden plate designs and you just made my day!! Your quilt is beyond beautiful. Your fabric choices are perfect and the quilting is the perfect final touch. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. OmyGoodness. I love the fabric choices! Your Turkey runner. He's a runner for Sure! I love it! Thanks for sharing your projects. I always enjoy seeing what you and Joan come up with!

  7. Your quilt is beautiful!!! I had to laugh when I saw your table runner ... too cute!
    quilting gail

  8. This is an awesome quilt with those Dresden plates! Beautiful!

  9. Such an awesome quilt! And Love that table runner! So fun - Loved the hop!

  10. I am really fond of dresden plates so your quilt with them is marvelous. So are the fabrics - gorgeous. Have a super holiday.

  11. Very pretty! I love the rich autumn colors.

  12. The fabric and the design are perfect for each other. It's a fabulous quilt, Carol, looks great against those rocks.


  13. I’m late to the comment party but your project is beautiful. I love the Dresden. Dresdens always make me think fall.

  14. Oh, my goodness, Carol, your quilting is just beautiful! Your dresdens are gorgeous, and the whole quilt put together is just so pretty! This would be the first quilt I would take out in the fall! You are so talented, I could never accomplish a project like this. Thanks so much for sharing it! It is making me want to try something with a dresden square, but on a smaller scale. Maybe in 2024!


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