Friday, January 21, 2011

The Turtle Continued...

Here's the little turtle so far.  Once the main elements were in position and the hand stitching was finished, it was time to machine quilt.  I'm a novice at machine quilting, but something this size (approx. 15" x 17") is just my speed.  I've gotten really good at stippling, but wanted to branch out a bit, so searched Google Images for ideas.  I found the simple flower pattern that I used in the area around the turtle.  Here's a close-up:
The next thing to do is EMBELLISH - so much fun.  I'm planning on beads plus a few surprises.  I have a quilting bee meeting on Monday night, so I'll try to have it ready by then.

4 comments:

LoriM said...

Adorable! I finished a couple of quilts over the Christmas holiday, but now that I'm piled up with school papers surrounding me again, it'll be spring break before I start anything else new. :)

jnelson said...

Tooooooooooo cute!! I love the flower quilting.

Robin said...

You go Lori!!! Enjoy your turtle:)

karen b said...

Love it....