Did you read yesterday's post script? I'll bet you thought I was kidding! I had this project laying around and since I didn't want to sandwich the quilt top last night I decided to whip this little thing up. Great idea! Good. So I got all of the blocks together and got ready to, as the directions suggest, applique using my favorite method of hand applique. Apparently my favorite last night was the one in which I use my hands to fuse the pieces to the quilt top and machine blanket stitch. I didn't have a lot of time, ya'know? Let me be the first to say what you are probably already thinking. It is not the best method for this project for a few reasons, the big crease down the center of the turkey's head being only one. BUT, it isn't terrible and I am more than willing to live with it (although I am thinking that fusible batting might be better next time, added thickness between the fabrics).
So I'm blanket stitching around the turkey feathers and body and decide to go to bed because I don't have the right color orange thread and it was late. Then I take another look.
Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Time to don my surgical gloves.
And in the end I decided to use brown thread around the orange feathers, but thank goodness I didn't come to that conclusion last night! I don't know if I would have been happy picking out the embroidery. Actually, I wasn't really happy performing surgery, resigned would be more like it.
I've been too distracted to think about a Ten on Tuesday list. I might come up with one by the end of the day, though. We'll see.
One hundred twenty-five. Or day TWENTY-FOUR! Aren't you glad I remembered to document the crazy around here this time?