Block from calendar quilt, circa 1920
Well, it's the day before Thanksgiving. I can't believe how fast it came this year.
I have so much gratitude--for many things--including my friends like you who visit my blog!
Are turkeys synonymous with gratitude, family get-togethers, or just good eats? Whatever your choice, I thought I would feature some turkey themed quilts.
One of the most popular quilt patterns that are turkey related are Turkey Tracks, sometimes referred to as Turkey Foot:
Antique Turkey Tracks quilt pattern (from the Bernina website). Although this is the most popular version, I also found another variation, widely syndicated in the 1930s:
Turkey Giblets was another I found. I wondered at the time if some nice woman was cooking and thought her giblets looked like a quilt pattern:
One of the funniest sunbonnet blocks was one on a local woman's quilt that showed a sunbonnet pursuing a turkey. I can't find the photo now. Years later, I found a similar block but the sunbonnet was chasing a chicken. I guess it will work today:
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!