Saturday, November 16, 2013

FNSI - Stuffed Turkey for Thanksgiving


Friday Night Sew In - I finished stuffing my turkey for Thanksgiving.  Fortunately for him, he isn't the kind that would taste good!  LOL  My kids have named him Timothy the Turkey.  

He started as a simple panel by Patty Reed Designs.  I've had this panel for several years, and finally remembered to do it this year.

I sandwiched the tail feathers with some batting and stitched through for the feathers.

Tail feathers done.
 Stitched the body pieces and added the tail feathers.


The wings have batting sandwiched between them, like the tail feathers.
Quilted the wing feathers for dimension.
The instructions said to hand stitch the wings to the body at the end, but I prefer to machine stitch as much as I can, so I sewed them to the body before stuffing him.

He looks decapitated, doesn't he?
Sewed the base onto the body, and stuffed through the neck opening.
Did some hand stitching to add dimension to the face starting above the eye and defining his snood (that thing that grows on his face and hangs over his beak - I had to look that word up).

Hand stitched the head/neck to the body and was done!

A glimpse at the back side.

Timothy the Turkey will be joining us for Thanksgiving dinner this year.



I had planned to do some embroidery last night too, but didn't get to it.  Sleep was calling me instead.  Hope you had a good Friday Night Sew-In too.

Happy Stitching!

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13 comments:

  1. That turkey looks absolutely gorgeous and good enough to eat. No didn't mean that! He's too cute!

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  2. Wow - a very impressive-looking turkey!

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  3. Timithy is a very handsome turkey. I'm sure he will be gracing the table for many years to come!

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  4. He is lovely, and I love his name too.

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  5. Well done! ..."snood" -- I'll have to remember that...
    oh BTW, *love* your China Cabinet in the background! :-D
    And, Happy T-Day!

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  6. Timothy is brilliant, lovely colours. Wishing you a great Thanksgiving for the 28th :)

    Jan x

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  7. It's a lovely turkey centerpiece! What a great idea to quilt the pieces so that the design stands out. It really turned out very nice.

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  8. A lovely project, I'm sure Timothy will grace your table for many yearrs to come!

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  9. Wow he looks fantastic, far too good to eat!

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  10. The turkey is perfect for the Thanksgiving table!
    WOW... what a great job you did with Timothy! I love him! :)

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  11. He's adorable! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up! This week’s round is still open!

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  12. Timothy looks amazing! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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