I just looked it up. A grouping of turtles is called a "Bale" So, here's my "Bale". Officer Tori took a trip to Hawaii, and brought me back fabric! This is made from 4 of the same turtle panels, all stitched together. Surely was fun to play with the quilting. An attempt at fast "waves" in the outer border, then I just echoed some of the designs in the fabric itself. I think my favorite is the narrow striping behind the flowers and turtles below. I had the perfect size of wool batting leftover, so that gives the quilt a lot of loft, and the dense quilting lets the un-quilted areas shine.
|This is Robin's first quilt. Didn't she do a great job? This beauty is for her daughter Sydney who will be starting college in the fall. This quilt is much larger than a twin bed, what she'll have in a dorm, but what a wonderful treasure for her to keep.|
Yes, that ruler marks inches, so that piece of white right above the ruler is 1/2" at it's widest points. Now, notice the bottom right blue sky around the bee's head. I can't imagine fabric that small.
Marni says that her grandmother pieced this quilt top and her grandmother passed away in 1946. The quilt is made up of Shoo Fly blocks, and obviously whatever scraps she had on hand. I think that the pink in this might be a former hankie?
If you don't have enough fabric to complete the block, use something similar. There are flannels and shirting fabrics in this quilt as well.
All hand pieced, although some of the blocks had some machine stitch repairs. What an honor to help complete this lovely heirloom.
Kelli says that she was "winging it" when she pieced this quilt. If this is how she does when she "wings" something, just think what she could do with a seriously planned one! Boggles the mind. Quilted with the Dandelion panto, but I still say it looks more like spiders.