Welcome to the flock. Oh I love the fun dot fabrics in this quilt. These are the turkeys in my Gobble Gobble quilt. The pattern is by Bee in my Bonnet (Lori Holt). You can see it here. I put my Turkey blocks together this week after making the feet during February (the yellow month.)
I purchased this pattern years ago when I had a gift card to spend at the Fat Quarter Shop. I loved the scrappy opportunities it presented. In February, 2021, I played with the yellow scraps for the RSC and cut and sewed all the legs (drumsticks). I also cut the beaks and set them aside.
I knew I was going to work on it during a 2021 blue month. The words will most likely be orange and green.
All of the turkeys have dots, circles or swirls. I got a lot of these fabrics during a charm swap years ago. I haven't done many charm swaps. I just don't like the idea of mailing so much stuff these days. Aren't they fun?
I've been staying off my feet this week because I broke my little toe about two weeks ago. Then I tried to wear a pair of slip-on shoes that I got at Goodwill that didn't touch my toe. Then I got blisters the size of a quarter on each arch because of the slip-on shoes. Then the blistered popped. I didn't want to be unproductive so I stayed in the house and didn't wear shoes. I mopped the floor with Pine-sol. By that night the blisters were infected because Pine-sol leaked in them. I squeezed out all the bad liquid and took a Vicodin. At that point I pulled on my broken toe. I think it is now back in place because it doesn't hurt as bad. I put on a pair of rubber boots and fed the chickens. I slipped in the mud and twisted my knee... My husband just looks at me and shakes his head... I'm feeling much better today and can now bend almost everything and put on shoes. BUT it did give me a lot of extra time to work on putting my Scrap Crystals (Bonnie Hunter design) quilt top together! There is always a silver lining in every story.
I love the way the blues and greens play together. I ran out of the dark blue for the border. See that light blue 1.5" strip at the top right? That is now my front-of-the-quilt label. I machine embroidered the label AND included a finish date of May 21, 2021. I guess this will be my OMG to finish in May. The next step is to make a pieced back. I believe I have some blue orphan blocks that will be used here. Stay tuned.