A Bird of Courage : Wool Applique Pattern by Heartstring Samplery

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This listing is for a PATTERN, not for the finished wall hanging.

There is just something about Turkeys that make them fascinating. Ben Franklin wrote, after seeing a new national emblem depicting a poorly-rendered Bald Eagle,

“I am on this account, not displeas'd that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turk'y. For in Truth the Turk'y is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.... He is, (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not the worse emblem for that,) a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British Guards, who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.”

I wanted to add a little more to the design, by way of a natural element, so I did some searching and found that the Oak Leaf represents Bravery. Having spent a good portion of my young years in Southern Oregon where wild Turkeys and Oak trees abound, I thought it a very fitting combination.

I hope you enjoy stitching this design as much as I did!

Included in this pattern booklet are full-size, ready to cut out template pieces, a line drawing to help you with piece placement, and some basic instructions.

All of my patterns come with a color photograph, & my recommendations for necessary materials. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.

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I received everything fine, your patterns are lovely, thank you so much!!
Apr 22, 2016 by Alarttex
Wonderful wool appliqué pattern of turkey and oak leaves. Can't wait to sew it.
Sep 28, 2015 by Barbara Stevens
This was so much fun to do. Thank you
Nov 15, 2012 by A fellow maker
Thanks so much! I am looking forward to working on this pattern.
Apr 27, 2012 by A fellow maker
Really fabulous pattern - received quickly, too! Thank you so much!
Mar 22, 2012 by A fellow maker

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