Turtle Quilt 3

2 04 2013

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)

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Threads used:

  • 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])

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2 04 2013
treadlemusic

Love it!!!! I would have to agree…this is my fave! Love the “bubbles” and the seaweed stitching, too! You did a great job….fun! Off to quilt another QOV (number 4 since last Thursday!)…….Hugs, D

25 04 2013
Rhonda

From my nephew who received this quilt: “Thank you so much for our beautiful quilt. We spend a number of days admiring it and totally forgot to thank you! We absolutely love it, and it is going to be a welcome addition to our baby collection.”

30 09 2013
Dawn C.

Very aboriginal! Nice!

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