This 12" Turkey Tracks block is the 8th block in my Starwood Sampler Quilt. I found the pattern in Eleanor Burns' book Egg Money Quilts. I set it on point to make a 16" block overall.
We see a wild turkey in our yard nearly every spring. Males can get up to 4' tall, so they're an imposing sight. Our ponderosa pine and scrub oak forest is a perfect habitat for them, notes author Mary Taylor Gray in The Guide to Colorado Birds.
I keep chicken scratch ready to scatter on the ground once I've sighted a turkey. I discovered a male roosting on our deck once, although I know that family groups normally roost in trees at night. I was washing dishes several years ago and just happened to look out the kitchen window. Walking single file across our yard was a tom turkey with his harem of six females. What an amazing sight!
|My husband took these pictures in our backyard.|
I made another version of a Turkey Tracks block for my Farmer's Daughter Quilt. It's a 9" paper pieced block. If you'd like to compare the two blocks, here's the link: http://starwoodquilter.blogspot.com/2012/05/turkey-tracks-quilt-block.html
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