Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gobble Gobble!

Tom Turkey Wallhanging

Thanksgiving is nearly here.  I cooked our turkey today, and then tomorrow I only have to reheat the meat and serve it.  I tried this  method last year, because I didn't want to have to wake up super-early to prepare the food for a 1 pm meal.  

Tom Turkey cooking away.... he stays moist in the bag
This isn't the  actual Tom Turkey that I was talking about for a wallhanging, of course.

I am talking about a turkey pattern from the book,
  A Year of Paper Piecing   12 Sensational Seasonal Designs   by Beverly A Maxvill

I bought my book at
I got to pick out some pretty browns , reds, oranges and golds for this pattern.

All ready to connect the different sections

Pieces all put together.   Now it needs border sashes and a back

 "Move the right corner up a little  bit more, Whiskers...."

I added these folded squares in the corners, for hanging, on the back

The little dowel rod fits easily into the corner pockets

Tom Turkey is hanging just in time for Thanksgiving

I had fun making the wing and tail feathers

Next year, Tom Turkey will be hanging for much of November... he's ready to go 

Wishing  everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving  a wonderful holiday!

Linking up at  And Sew We Craft Together  @  And Sew We Craft    and
                     Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                     Paper Piecing Party @ Quiet Play
I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Wonderful wall hanging and super colour selection. Enjoy your thanksgiving.
    We only celebrate Christmas and New Year here in the UK.


  2. Deliciously delightful! What a fun finish and perfect timing :)

  3. Oh he looks just great! Perfect fabric choices!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  4. Such a festive turkey!! Happy {late!!} Thanksgiving :)


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