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Happy Turtles.

Posted on | October 23, 2017 | 12 Comments

This is a quilt design from People, Places and Quilts that I found when we were in South Carolina.

It is the sort of design that can be used in so many different ways. The pattern only has a single block design to be made as many times as needed for the quilt size. Then there is the decorating of each turtle. The originals had ric-rac but I chose to quilt each shell instead.

I used batiks throughout and found that a black and white print background worked well against the vibrant colours. I quilted the background in white thread but used a multi-coloured thread for the turtles and the borders.

I found enough of this yellow spotty fabric for the backing.

I am now looking at different ways to play with this pattern. I wonder if I could have Christmas turtles?

The right fabrics and a Santa hat might just work.

Have a great week.

Cheers, Karen

 

 

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