Ideas for this hop turned out to be way more difficult then I ever imagined. I guess I'm not that much of a Thanksgiving person so ideas just weren't happening. I usually have my post ready several days before my scheduled day. I am writing this last night.
Well my first idea is more of a fall thing not a Turkey thing. I tripped over this idea somewhere on the great internet several weeks ago. At first I didn't have it in mind for this hop but as a gift for the folks who are graciously feeding us on Thanksgiving.
When I saw the design I had a plan to make the bottom section scrappy but when I went to pull fabric I found these 2 fat quarters that were perfect. I used a double layer of tinsulate so they can be used as pot holders or hot pads. The only trouble I had was that I left the stem top open for turning and it was a bear to fit 2 layers of fabric and 2 layers of tinuslate through that tiny space. I succeeded after much tugging and swearing.
My original plan when I was cutting them out was to make one orange and the other green. Once I started to pin them together I thought it would be a good idea to make them reversible.
Yes deep down I know I didn't have to have a turkey to participate in this hop but once my brain locks onto a concept much like that a Turkey Trot hop should have a turkey I have a problem redirecting. I spent a ridiculous amount of time hunting down something just a little different. I found a couple of ideas on Creative Fabrica and decided that this one was perfect for my table.
Can't you just see it on my table surrounded with the leftovers I will be bringing home with me from our friends?
A couple of weeks ago I attended a mini retreat for Cricut users where one of our projects was etching this glass pie plate. While this dish is not a quilting project it has been photographed with a quilt back as its background (that counts, right?) and it does express my feelings about this holiday season.
It also expresses my feelings for all of you, my blogging buddies. Wishing you all a Happy and Food Filled holiday.
Below is the list of all of the participants in this Turkey Trot. I know you will be thankful if you stop by and visit each of them and leave a little note of thanks.
Thanks also to Joan and Carol for taking these hops on and for keeping the fun happening for next year.
Monday November 13
Tuesday November 14
Wednesday November 15
Selina Quilts (you are here)
Thursday November 16