Turkey Time: Quilted Turkey Apron

My first graders LOVED this song.
Not only was it fun, but it was a successful and different way to teach reading.
My classroom was filled with Thanksgiving children’s literature.
A good portion of the collections were books about turkeys escaping their fate and becoming a guest at the dinner instead of the main course.
Every November, my students would read and write Thanksgiving poetry and stories.
Then the students would read their chosen piece to parents and families who came up for a Thanksgiving Feast.

One year, a parent pulled me aside to inform me that her family now had a new tradition.
Her daughter had come home every day, retelling the turkey stories.
She wrote her own turkey escape story and begged her mom to not serve turkey on Thanksgiving.
Her family now has an eggplant Thanksgiving.

I have turkey on the brain, so I fooled around with some different turkey patterns I found on Pinterest.
This Turkey Trot block is really cute.
But then I found this Tom Turkey quilt block from a blog by Lori Holt, a bee in my bonnet.

I sewed twelve 2.5 strips into a 23″ X 28″ square.
Then I made an apron pattern out of packing paper.
I followed the directions for the turkey block, and at first, I was planning on using this large block as a pocket.
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But then I decided to make a turkey block using 1.5 inch squares.
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Now I am trying to decide what to do with the 12″ turkey block.
Pillow, purse, hot plate mat? Hmmm…
I think I will try to make some mug rugs also since I have so much fall fabric remnants.

Thank you, Lori.
Your turkey tutorial is excellent.
Fun Fall Day.

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