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« on: May 16, 2009 04:47:18 AM »

I'm so tempted to put this guy over in Quilts, but on balance, he's definitely a plaything!

Turkle is made out of left over bits and pieces from quilting and from my stash of scrappy fabrics.  I found a vintage Butterick pattern at the thrift store with all instructions and uncut pieces and just couldn't resist! 

I <3 turtles!



I made the back by cutting out the two back pieces from muslin and then foundation piecing on top of that like you would for a crazy quilt block.


No eyes because the pattern eyes were kinda creepy!  I like him just like this.  Grin


You can get close, he won't bite!


Oh, wee, tail, how do I love thee?


And, SURPRISE!  What turtle doesn't need a purple leopard print belly??


Turkle the Turtle's Ancestry

I think the next one might be all out of recycled jeans...

Hope you like it!
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009 06:52:16 AM »

So stinking cute!!! Turtles rule! I love all of the different fabrics.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009 09:28:33 AM »

I love him!!!! He is so cute!!!! Great Job!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009 09:42:33 AM »

he's so cute!
and he looks so nice and squishy...i want to give him a hug!
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009 12:52:47 PM »

 Grin Great job, he's very handsome... if only he was up for adoption.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009 06:28:30 PM »

That's so cool!!!
Mom has pet turtles so I am always on the lookout for them!

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009 06:40:25 AM »

Thanks for all the great responses!  I collect turtles and was having a rough week, so made something just for me for a change. 

He is really, really squishy and excellent to hold onto!
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009 09:48:09 PM »

Oh, how cute! And what a good idea for scrappy bits, too! He's adorable! I might have to try something like this with my scrappy bits.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2009 07:50:07 PM »

Oh, how cute! And what a good idea for scrappy bits, too! He's adorable! I might have to try something like this with my scrappy bits.

He's super squishable...I think everyone needs one!  Glad you like him.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2009 01:30:48 PM »

That is such an interesting idea!
Great job and awesome idea!

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