String Quilt

My first ever quilt block!  It’s not exactly a block I guess, since it’s not exactly square… but my heart was in the right place.

Thank you to Film In the Fridge & Anna Maria Horner.

In other news, had a fairly horrendous morning.  Scott went out to move a bag of feed over to the turkey tractor for me, and I come downstairs to see him walk by the front window with the axe.

Turns out some nasty predator tried to pull one of our turkeys out of the tractor through a 2″ space under the side.  Got teeth and claws in and just started pulling.  Until there was no skin left at all on the back of the turkey.

As I have previously blogged, poultry have a penchant for cannibalism, so its buddies were eating it when Scott came out.  To make matters worse, it was still alive.  Hence the hatchet.

I roasted the breasts and legs after cutting off the deep gashes out of the thighs.  Incredibly deep.  I feel so bad for that poor bird.


  1. sarah · August 21, 2010

    i feel bad for the bird too. just thinking about the pain it must have been in before scott dispatched it. but yum to the fresh turkey for dinner.

  2. sarah · August 21, 2010

    oh and loving the colors in your quilt square

  3. Anonymous · August 21, 2010

    Oh man… Poor bird. I’m not sure I could have handled that.

  4. Caitlin · August 21, 2010

    Easy enough to square a block off. Easier especially with a rotary cutter and a heavy plastic ruler, but doable even without.

    String quilts are awesome.

  5. Twwly · August 21, 2010

    Yeah, I didn’t even have a ruler. Or a rotary cutter or mat. But I did have paper and some pinking shears! I have acquired a mat & cutter now, just need a ruler with numbers on it. (Last time I cut fresh soap I used the ruler and it burnt off all the #s).

    Why are they called “String Quilts” anyway?

    Yeah, we felt terrible. Though it did give us a good idea about how bit they are going to dress out at, which isn’t a bad size.

    We just came in from The Great Raccoon Hunt of 2010, but no JawaEyes lit up. Gonna watch a movie and go back out. I am sure it’ll be back for more.

  6. ~M~ · August 21, 2010

    Oooh, horrendous indeed!! I sure hope you guys are able to get rid of whatever predator got your turkey. Watch your sheep and goats too. One of my parents sheep was overly curious about a raccoon and ended up with its poor face being sliced open in many places. Quite gory actually. Good luck!

  7. Helen · August 21, 2010

    horrible about the bird.. love your quilt block though! I’m in the process of making a string quilt too! really good for using up pieces of fabric laying around.

  8. Deb · August 21, 2010

    Who said it had to be square? Check out the quilts of Gee’s Bend.

  9. brenda · August 21, 2010

    Quilt looks like you are on to a great start. Sorry to hear about the predators stalking your yard. For some reason, coyotes are in Windsor and have been leaving poop in our yard!! Just returned from Kincardine and now admiring the lovely tattoo I received at Sugar Shack.

  10. Alicia · August 21, 2010

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Film in the Fridge!! That site completely inspired me to start quilting! Love the Anna Maria Horner fabric as well! Any chance you bought it locally??

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