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Turkey Tracks:  August 13, 2013

“Green Turtles” Quilt


Just before Mike and my grandsons came in mid-July, I mailed my newest granddaughter, Cyanna Mel Enright, her baby quilt.

Called, “Green Turtles,” the pattern is from People, Places, and Quilts in Summerville, SC, which is just west of Charleston, SC.  They call the pattern “Happy Turtles”–and they are.

I hand appliqued the turtles and used scrappy fabrics for the borders.  I quilted with “Deb’s Swirls”–the medium version.


Green Turtles

In choosing scraps from my stash, I was reminded of other quilting projects.  Carrie and Fiona–you’ll see the pink plaid from Fiona’s baby quilt.  The stripe is from a purse project with Karen Johnson of The Community School.  Lucy Howser Stevens, one turtle is wearing the backing to your quilt of last year–the daisy floral on acid green.  There’s a fabric in here from my very first quilt, which went to JJ Viarella, who is now entering high school!!!  It’s the green on the bottom row, far right.  There is a blueberry fabric from my oldest grandchild’s baby quilt–Bowen Enright, who will be 10 in a few weeks.  And a green and pink floral/leaf that backed my niece’s quilt of last year–Mary Chandler Philpott.  And on it goes…

Here are some of the blocks:

Green Turtle block Green Turtle block 3

Green Turtle block 2

I love Bonnie Hunter’s method of putting on a label.  If you haven’t yet found Bonnie’s web site and blog, it’s http://quiltville.com.  She does a daily entry most days and highlights the work of her students all around the country–so sign up for her FB page as well.

The green turtle fabric came from People, Places, and Quilts on my April trip this year.   It seemed really fitting to find this fabric at the store that made the pattern.  The plain pink binding also came from my stash.

Green Turtles label

Here’s how the corner borders worked out.  I love the green and blue polka dot border.

Green Turtles borders

Here’s the backing and binding on the quilt top.

Green Turtles backing and binding

It’s a cute quilt, and I enjoyed the hand work.

Written by louisaenright

August 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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  1. adorable! the one in the bottom left hand corner is my favorite! and the fabric on back is too cute as well. great job! 🙂 may have to go to SC to get the pattern, lol


    August 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    • Thanks! I feel sure People, Places, and Quilts would mail the pattern to you. They have the quilt made up and hanging in the store, and I had forgotten quite how it looked. When I went to SC last May I took some pictures of their quilt–which reminded me of the scrappy borders and the playful nature of the turtles. They had embellished many of their turtles with rick rack, which was very cute. If you’re serious, I’ll try to find my pictures and email them to you. They used a wide variety of fabrics in their turtles. Louisa


      August 14, 2013 at 9:26 am

      • Forgive me, I have been remiss. In replying, but I am enjoying your entries immensely –I -Ilove and enjoy it all–your turtle quilt really got to me–I am in such admiration of what you are doing–you have found your niche and I am so happy for you!

        Judy lang

        August 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm

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