Happy Decoration Day (Memorial Day) and thank you to all those who serve our country. These pictures are from a few years ago, of a little girl, Madeline Grace, who helped her mother put flags in a cemetery, in memory of those who died in service.
I have Talkin' Turkey almost assembled - just a few more rows to sew together, and then the middle will be finished. The border on Bonnie Hunter's pattern involved more flying geese than I wanted to make. I asked some friends at an applique group what they thought about a border, and they said "Applique a border!". Of course they did, they are an applique group! So they got me started thinking about a few feathers in the border, and then I decided on some string pieced turkey feathers, and this is the sketched results:
I am using a nine inch border of red checked fabric, with a few turkey feathers in two corners. I have only made one feather, so far, but this is the plan. What do you think?
It's still on the design wall, and I am sewing rows together, and making more string feathers this week.
Here's a picture of the quilt top, with rows partially sewn together: