And after finishing the second turtle quilt, I made another one! This one will go to my nephew as they’re having a baby in a few months’ time.
This time, I used the same raw edge applique and shading techniques I’d used in the second one, but with much more contrasting fabrics. I think this one is my favourite of the three.
For the quilting, I stitched bubbles all over the background, emulating the round shapes on the pretty aqua batik fabric. The top fabric was a deep pink/purple/blue wavy leaf pattern, which I shaded with a deep purple Copic marker. The quilting in the border was sort of seaweed/kelp-like.
(The Herd of Turtles pattern I used is available from here: http://prqc.com/2faq.htm)
- Gutermann Sulky (40 wt viscose/rayon, colour #2201 [silvery cream, pale blue variegated])
- Wonderfil Mirage (30 wt, colour SD 09 [variegated deep pink/red/purple])