Monday, November 4, 2013

Turkey Tracks Quilt Block and a Thanksgiving Recipe, Part I

I found the pattern for this Turkey Tracks block in the book Egg Money Quilts by Eleanor Burns.  Eleanor writes, "Turkey Tracks quilt pattern was first known as Wandering Foot, which developed a superstition that anyone that slept under it would develop wanderlust and a tendency toward a discontented, unstable, roving disposition.  In an effort to dispel the curse and save the pattern, it was renamed Turkey Tracks."  The block above is set on point and sashed with the blue fabric. 
A wild turkey in my backyard!
Here is a traditional Thanksgiving recipe from my home to yours: 

Southern Peach Yam Bake
½ cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 (17 ounce) cans yams, drained
1 (16 ounce) can peach slices, drained
1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Combine sugar, flour, and nutmeg.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add nuts.
3.  Cut yams and peaches into bite-sized pieces.  Arrange yams and peaches in
greased, 1-1/2 quart casserole.  Sprinkle with sugar mixture. 
4.  Bake for 35 minutes.
5.  Remove from oven and sprinkle top with marshmallows. 
6.  Set oven to broil.  Put casserole back in oven and broil until marshmallows are lightly browned.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.


  1. I admire the precision piecing in your block!

  2. That's a wonderful picture of the turkey making tracks in your backyard!

  3. That is a wonderful photo of a wild turkey!

  4. I made the Turkey Tracks block for Egg Money quilts. I like it better on point, like yours. I need to finish that quilt one of these days.....

  5. Nice turkey.
    I agree, I like the block on point


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