Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Turkey Quilt Block Tutorial

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I've been drawing up the rest of my National Days scrap quilt project blocks and just today realized I didn't have a block for Thanksgiving on my list! So I quickly drew up this scrappy, easy turkey quilt block!

Mostly straight seams, here are his details and how he goes together.

Fabric A - Head
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(3) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 2 1/2" sq.

Fabric B - Beak
(1) 2 1/2" sq.

Fabric C - Wattle
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)

Fabric D - Eyes
(2) 1" sq.(~)

Fabric E - Orange
(3) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.

Fabric F - Orange/Red
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(8) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)

Fabric G - Yellow
(3) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.

--Match the symbols (*,+ etc.) in the cutting instructions with the symbols in the assembly diagram.

Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.

--Using above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, make one unit.


Assemble as shown below, using SCANT quarter inch seams.

You'll have an 8 1/2" scrappy turkey quilt block! (8" finished in quilt.)

Happy Thanksgiving!! This block and its fall colors are making me crave pumpkin pie! :) I hope you have a great holiday weekend! I'll be back soon with more blocks, starting with the french fry block I promised last time. :) There are so many fun food blocks coming up! See you soon! 

Happy Stitching!


P.S. I love to see blocks and quilts that are made with any of my patterns. If you make any and post on social media, please come find me in any of the places listed below, and tag me so I can see! :) If you're on YouTube, check out the short musical video tutorials of some of these blocks. I'm hoping they might inspire kids, or anyone really, to learn to sew. :) Plus, they're just fun to do.

I'm keeping all of these blocks organized on the National Days quilt blocks page *HERE*if you're looking for any of the other 90 or so blocks I've posted so far. Getting closer to my goal of 144 blocks! If you know someone who loves MinecraftPokemon, and or Harry Potter, check out these free sew alongs, too! :) And if you're looking for any of my print patterns, or other fun quilty gifts, check out my Etsy shop here. Be back soon!


sam said...

Oh my goodness. So cute. Makes me want to run into the sewing room and stitch him together for a turkey trivet for today's table. Thanks so much Kelli.

oh but this is so fun. thank you for this. hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day

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