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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Easy Dresden Turkeys & Sneek Peek of Market fabric

I just love Thanksgiving. To begin with Pep and Max do nine-tenths of the cooking and even mostly clean up after themselves. I make the corn casserole, jello for the kids and a vegetable tray - they do the rest.
And I always like to make a new wallhanging or tablerunner. Turkeys are Zoie's favorite - they help her remember her pet turkey.
This year when I was over at Missouri Star Quilt Shop Jenny had this great idea for a turkey block. Together we came up with this great quick and easy tablerunner. It's our Mini Quilt Club quilt this month pictured on the right. And you don't have to get the Easy Dresden Tool to make the feathers in the kit, but it sure does make things a lot easier.

First you need 5" squares.

Each square will make 2 turkey feathers.

After you cut the feathers, fold them right sides together and stitch across the top. Snip the corner at an angle.

Then turn and wow! A turkey feather. Sew the feathers together and follow the directions in the kit to make a turkey block and a neat wallhanging or tablerunner..

This is the latest tin full of Candy Bars from Moda. Our Candy Bar is 2 1/2" x 5" strips of the prints in Linda and my line Lilac Hill showing at Fall Market. The tins will be for sale at Sample Spree.

Each tin has a pattern that comes with it. And of course when we got the news Jenny and I just had to sit down and make a little quilt of our own using a Candy Bar of Lilac Hill. Shops, be sure to grab a tin at Sample Spree. Then come see us at Booth 2021 to see our quilt and pattern.
Speaking of which, I'm off to go to Missouri Star and finish it up so I can quilt it.


  1. Ooh, love that green! Looking forward to seeing Lilac Hill.

  2. Looks good.. hope you take a lot of pictures at Market to share.