Sunday, August 30, 2015

Let’s Talk some Turkey! Bedford Style!

Strings!  Geese! 9 patches –we had it going on!

We filled the American Legion hall full with quilters who traveled in from as far away as Michigan, New Hampshire, All over Pennsylvania and everywhere else to come to yesterday’s Talkin’ Turkey workshop.

Strings were a-flyin!  Rotary cutters whizzing!  Stitching, pressing, cutting, oh the fun!

Of course we had LOADS of red Talkin’ Turkeys going on – it’s great to see a quilt that can use so many leftovers of pieces from other projects and make them work all together.  Quilters tend to LOVE red – and we all have a lot of red!

But I also loved seeing the other colors come to play and can’t wait to see what these versions will look like!


Piece up a rainbow!


Do something pink and frilly!


Cool aqua with a hint of coral!


Striking in black and white!


And watch your Leader & Ender Tumblers grow in the process!


What a super fun day to play!

You will find the pattern for Talkin' Turkey in my book String Fling, available in the Quiltville Store!

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Talkin' Turkey, Bedford PA 2015

After yesterday’s 67 student hoopla, today will seem like a breeze with 53 for Carolina Christmas!

Oh, and we did something really cool – the American Legion prepared our lunch, and we took it outside to the pavilion to eat in the fresh air, and had our show and share outside as well!  I think we’ll be doing that again today, and I’ll have those show and share quilts for you in a future post.


And yes.  I needed some of this after 67 students!

((And several students were found here too! Ha!))


This is coming together!

I have started stitching the last fill in section on to the mother ship!  I only got part way down one side before it was time to just call it a night and go to bed early – but this section WILL be finished while I am here!

Have a lovely Sunday, everyone – it’s the last Sunday of August, do something memorable!

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  1. Always a fun time, thanks fot taking us all along. The Mother ship is looking so amazing! Have a great Bonnie.

  2. love to see the other colors...really like this pattern....

  3. Good morning! I don't usually leave you comments as I assume from your schedule that you mustn't have time to read them!! LOL, but I wanted to say how much I loved that group photo of the ladies holding up the red and white blocks. Just gorgeous!! And your hexie quilt is nothing short of amazing, Bonnie. Wow.

  4. i hope that beautiful hexie quilt wont be one you will sit on in the park!!...its GORGEOUS...i have followed its progress, now i wish i had done my own along with you...to think i would have something like that...your perserverance and time management is amazing...thank you for all you do for us...m

  5. Love this pattern. And, enjoy seeing the different color ways.
    Today is my daughter's 20th birthday, we will call that pretty amazing!

  6. Beautiful hexie quilt!

  7. Have I said how much I'm in Love with this pattern?! Love it so much & have it kitted up in reds...I love the strings in it. this pattern looks great in any color!
    Take care

    Debra in Ma.

  8. Talking Turkey is on my bucket list, but so is Smith Mountain Morning, and will I ever finish my UFO of Blue Ridge Beauty and Cheddar Bowties??? Heehee, I love them all! Thanks Bonnie for the constant stream of inspiration and motivation. This afternoon I made it to the halfway point on the hand hemming of the Grand Illusion, Wheeee!

  9. Your hexie quilt is BE-U-TEE-OUS!! It's gonna be a real stunner.

  10. Dear Bonnie,
    Your hexi quilt is beyond amazing!! Stunning. As for your class, I`m in love with the red and brown civil war colors - just up my alley. Would love to see a picture of that one finished.
    Take care of yourself.

  11. Your hexes are a work of art and patience! Breathtaking! Love all the color variations for Talking Turkey!

  12. Your hexi quilt is amazing - it has been great following its progress as it has grown. Really inspiring. Liz B in England.


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