Baby Honu top is finished.... now I have to get some work done

loisflanMarch 30, 2014

I bought this quilt pattern and fabric about 2 years ago while we were in Hawaii. I started working on it about 6-8 months ago. It was fun, but a lot of work. I don't know if you can tell by the photo, but the turtles' appendages are loose. So first you had to make two-sided turtle bodies and two sided turtle shells and then turn them right side out. Then you applique just around the shells. The waves are paper-pieced. The colors are much greener than this photo shows. The background is lemon yellow and the blues are more tourquoise and aqua. I'll be quilting this one myself, so that will be another big step. Sharon, now I've got two UFOs.

Now, since I've spent two whole days and Sunday morning in my sewing room, I have to clean it up, do some laundry and get some bookwork done. Tomorrow starts another work week. Only 7 1/2 months to go before retirement. Can you tell I'm ready and counting the days?

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bee0hio

Oh! That is sooo cute! Love it!
Being retired & having ample time to indulge in quilting is absolutely wonderful...you are gonna love it & wonder how you found time to have a job.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 4:14PM
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msmeow

Lois, that quilt is adorable! It will be a challenge quilting and not catching those loose feet in the stitching.

Donna

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 7:10PM
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littlehelen_gw

That is just too cute....have fun quilting this gem! Post a pic...
V.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 9:19PM
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quiltnhen

Looks like all the work was worth it. The little critters are great and visualizing the true colors it feels like Hawaaii.
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 10:10PM
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quiltingfox

Oh I love it!!! It's beautiful!!!

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 6:00PM
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bev2009

Adorable! It is going to someone or are you going to get to enjoy it?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 8:25AM
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rosajoe_gw

It's adorable! I love the turtles. I started paying into SS at age 14 so I was very ready for retirement!

I have to admit that my home (especially my sewing room) was much cleaner and more organized when I worked lol!
Rosa

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 1:53PM
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K8Orlando

Cute! Great colors too!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 5:56PM
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kathi_mdgd

That's gorgeous!!Love everything about it.tfs

Kathi

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 2:55AM
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day2day

That is adorable! I really like those little turtles.
TFS.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 10:19AM
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fran1523

Oh that is super cute and great colors too. Those turtles are too cute and I've always loved those other blocks. Cant think of the name right now.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 12:01PM
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pirate_girl

Very nice, beautifully executed.

I know the block you ask abt as either Virginia Reel (an old UFO of mine) or Snail'sTrail, as I've sometimes seen it called in quilt magazines.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 11:36PM
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