GRADUATION!! (Grad School)

Tuesday, May 13

Big Sister is having a Baby!

A few months ago I stumbled across an awesome turtle pattern for quilts. I decided to create a baby quilt for my big sister since I know that her favorite animal is the turtle. The blanket finally arrived in Texas and I am told that it is a perfect fit for the Pac and Play! I hope New baby will enjoy it. ")
P.S for those that want some general specifics…

I used 5 different types of fabrics for the most tactile experience possible.
  • The backing and the border are a violet fleece.
  • The “water” is a cotton material.
  • The bright orange turtle is cotton with pom-pom’s sticking up.
  • The green turtle is a mix between corduroy and fleece (who knows what the real name was, it just felt cool).
  • The pink turtle is a satin.
The heads and tails of the green and pink turtles come up off of the background so little baby has something to grab onto.
The turtles were machine stitched and put into strips. Then the strips and the border were hand-stitched. The quilt was tied on the living room floor of my friend Beth’s house. Another first for me….I have never tied a quilt with out a quilting frame. I have no idea why I didn’t think it was possible; that thought seems silly now. Lol!

Anyway…now back to the other 2 quilts that have been sitting on the back burner. Lol!

3 comments:

Tiana said...

I do love the quilt and it has survived the washer! Wahoo!

Rae said...

Lol! I am glad that it survived the washer...do you know have little orange strings everywhere from the little pom-poms? I thought they would be the death of me when I washed the material before starting the quilt.

Cluff Family said...

Wow! I didn't know you had such skills! It's adorable.