Two posts in one day! Don't miss the second one below this one!
I am off to Houston tomorrow and I managed to get this little quilt done in the nick of time! As usual, my friend and quilter, Rose Skinner, did a wonderful job quilting it. She is rather fond of feathers, and filled every little crevice with them. Look at the darling little wreaths in the centers! Love it! This is my Christmas quilt for 2010, but I didn't want it to be restricted to Christmas so I searched my brain for just the right name. Finally it popped into my head! Turkey in the Straw! I had that turkey red on my mind, and I was very interested when Barbara Brackman wrote on her blog about it recently.
You may know that "Turkey in the Straw" is an American folk song that was popular in the early 19th century. It is bright and lively, as is this quilt, so it seemed like a good fit for me. Yes, I know we are talking about different turkeys here, but I love playing with words. Coincidentally, turkey red was popular in the 19th century as well. Works for me!
I am offering this as a pattern for purchase this year. However, if you have made my Christmas patterns in the past and you really want to make this one, send me a photo of any Christmas quilt of mine that you have made and I will hold a drawing. In fact, I will hold two drawings, with extra chances for those with more photos of my quilts that you have made. A few of you have made my Christmas quilt designs every year that I have offered them and let me just say, you are a shoo in! I will announce winners when I get home from Quilt Market.
I know you are all wishing me good luck, I can feel the electricity of good vibes in the air! Thanks!
Edit: Turkey in the Straw is 30" square.