Friday, October 20, 2006

Turkey

Ok, I just couldn't resist. I'd been thinking about making one of those cute pincushion chickens ever since I'd seen so many posted on people's blogs. And I did have all those autumn colored scraps from my leaf wall quilt that were just begging to be used ... but I decided the season's coming round for turkeys instead!


I was trying to get a side view, and when playing with the contrast of the picture in my photo editing software, I happened to notice a black faced bandit in an area I normally crop out... so instead of increasing the contrast to compensate for the flash, I decreased it to reveal (eeek!) a SPY.


Think she's hearing very important secrets straight from the beak? Or perhaps wondering if she can flip him over and find a turkey leg under there?


I stuffed him with dried peas, so he's more of a beanbag, not a pincushion, and pretty heavy! I haven't decided on a name yet, not Tom, that's totally expected. Any suggestions?

28 comments:

Ali Honey said...

I think you may have mistakenly made a cat toy, judging by the photo!

May Britt said...

This was a really nice twist on the chicken. Love it. A name for the turkey....what about Tod the turkey.

Tonya R said...

Oh, the turkey turned out really well - wonder how easy kitty can toss it across the room? heh heh heh.

Anonymous said...

So, did kitty swat the turkey?

"Gobbler" Also totally expected!

quiltpixie said...

never can take the hunter out of a cat huh :-) Love the idea of a turkey pincushion... I may try a peacock with a tail like that!

Angie said...

Now isn't that adorable!!! I want one!!! :D And how cute that your kitty got in on the act! I like Aby's suggestion--Tod.

Leah S said...

I was gonna suggest Lori... but yeah, Tod sounds good. :)

Gail said...

Very clever, and fun. For a name - I think your cat has already named it Mai Toi.(my toy)

Melzie said...

Oh that is just too cute :) Great job! As for a name well I just call all my turkeys SUPPER hehe :) xoxo melzie

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, cute! I usually call my turkeys: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Enchillada! :)

Cynthia said...

what a great way to use up your scraps from the Leaf quilt. Great idea making a turkey instead of the usual chicken.

Anonymous said...

What a cute little turkey - and a cute little bandit too! LOL How did you make him? I'm going to have to hunt up the pattern.

Great blog, I'll be back again soon!

dot said...

Very cute and creative.

anne bebbington said...

This is just the nicest thing about blogging and exchanging ideas - your turkey came from other peoples chickens and quiltpixie is now thinking about a peacock - I love all the interaction and your turkey is terrific - what about Timothy or Tyler? or even Trevor? :o)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Love that turkey tail! I'd be watching him though, as he could end up as a cat snack...

YankeeQuilter said...

With the beans making "tom" heavy he would be a good block weight - I have to put things on my blocks to keep the cats from rearranging them! Though from the photo putting tom there it may only be an incentive to play!
Siobhan

Samantha said...

That is adorable!!! What about Turkey Lurkey? Is that from the chicken little story?

DubiQuilts said...

Your turkey is so cute!

Susan said...

Wonderful adaptation!

Tracey said...

Oh how neat is that?!? I love it! I've been wanting to make myself one of those chickens as well...but, hmmmm...now I'm thinking TURKEY! :oP Very creative!!

Lisa D. said...

That pincushion is just adorable! Very clever!

Linda_J said...

oh I know that the cats thought you made them just for them to play with! Too cute.

Nancy said...

Oh he's just adorable!!!

Finn said...

Hi Jane, what an adorable pair those 2 are..LOL
And what a hoot to catch her(?)him(?) in the corner of the picture. I think they'll be very good friends. Anything resembling chicken I suspect..*VBS*
A name for the bird...hmmmmmmm?
It turns out so well with that fancy tail..and leave it to you to be sooo creative. Hugs, Finn

Anonymous said...

How cute and what a great idea .. to stuff him with peas!

Judy L.

Hedgehog said...

I just love your turkey!! Is it a boy or a girl? Think you said 'he'.... If he's interested in a date, Click the Chick is available. :)

Nina In Norway said...

I love it. A brilliant ida!
And keep him away from the flowerpots. You dont want him to get wet.

Dawn said...

Oh he is adorable! I love him!

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