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Thread: envision with me...turtles swimming

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    Super Member hperttula123's Avatar
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    My friend is having twins in less than a week. She's having complications and they are taking them early. :(
    So I'm making her a turtle quilt for each of them. She's having a boy and a girl. I have a fish batik for the background fabric and have a huge turtle shell appliqué and am going to do the two baby turtles swimming behind the big turtle. I know she loves turtles and I told her I'd be making the quilts for the babies...but my question is....before I add the head and feet..is it too much batik. The fabric I have picked out for the other body parts is a solid olive green. That was the closest I had to a turtle color.
    I will be adding a solid or maybe a black border around the quilts to frame them and make the middle pop out more. I don't think I can throw anymore batiks in and make it look nice.

    boy one
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    girl one
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    here is the last turtle quilt I made. This one is for my son.
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    never heard of too much batik...looking forward to seeing them finished!

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    I love them both! The batik is perfect! I can't wait to see these finished :D:D:D

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    Super Member hperttula123's Avatar
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    thanks...I just don't want the turtle to blend right in...lol.

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    they look good as is use the green for head,tails and feet.never tooo much batiks,silly

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    I really like them both! Can't wait to see them finished! Where did you find the fish fabric?? That is so pretty!

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    I love that fish fabric too. Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonangel12
    I really like them both! Can't wait to see them finished! Where did you find the fish fabric?? That is so pretty!
    I bought it off my mom....couldn't pass it up, and glad I didn't, I think it would work great for this project.

    here's what one of the baby turtles look like...I'm off to go quilt it.
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    I like them, I like them, I like them.

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    How cute!

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