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Thread: Looking for a Turtle Pattern

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    I asked my granddaughter what kind of quilt she'd like, her answer was "Turtles!" It was NOT the answer I expected.... :shock:
    Help!! (Please?) I am trying to create a pattern, but I haven't done that for a long, long time...

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    Coloring pages can be adapted for applique
    http://www.first-school.ws/theme/ani...p_tortoise.htm
    I remember seeing a pillow once that used hexes for the shell, and hands, paws, and tails added on. Were you looking for a certain style, like aboriginal or kids? I'm thinking I've seen paper pieced ones, also.

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    Heres a turtle I downloaded, think it was a colouring page too!!
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    Here's one done log cabin style. The picture isn't that great. But the pattern looks like it has potential.

    http://www.atyourwhimsy.com/turtletracks.pdf

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    Here is a link to a site with a free pattern called SummerPond - It may give you some ideas.

    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/summer_pond.htm

    I saved the block patterns the first time around so if I can be of help to you, send me a PM.

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    You can also make turtles with a Drunkard's Path variation, adding prairie points for the head and tail. Here's how: http://www.hgtv.com/cr-quilting-bloc...ing/index.html



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    Here's a free turtle paper piece pattern & it's a very simple one too


    http://www.paperpanache.com/simplereqs/turtle.htm

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    Here is another great coloring site that I use all the time for my applique quilts: http://www.coloring.ws/coloring.html. Good luck with the quilt.

    Janie

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    nor'easter, that's exactly the one I thought of...don't you love it? I haven't done the drunkards path....still to frightened of the rounded edges :oops: but it's a cute one!

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    http://free-quilt-patterns.net/applique/SeaTurtle.html

    if you're interested in an applique pattern, the above could work

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    Just a thought....I wonder if she meant Mutant Ninja Turtles...kids programme??????

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    woops...hadn't thought of that, Izy. GOOD point. How old is this little one?

    http://www.ninjaturtles.com/

    If it's TMNT, the above is a place to see what they look like before you go on a pattern hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Just a thought....I wonder if she meant Mutant Ninja Turtles...kids programme??????
    I was just about to post the same comment.

    If it is the TMNT that your granddaughter meant, she probably may not like the other kind. I know when Erin was small and she wanted a "pony" sweater, she meant "my L'il Pony". She was not impressed with Grandma's brown pony sweater!

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    Wow! thanks for all the great ideas! My Granddaughter is about to turn 14, so I was looking for something that would appeal to a more mature age. This gives me alot to work with! :mrgreen:

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    I was just looking through some pictures I took at a show, and look what I found!!
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    Boston, that looks like it started out with drunkard's path blocks, too - very cool.

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    I had not noticed that. I did notice that the little turtle heads are free to move. Notice the brown one. He must be looking over his shoulder. I do not see his head. :-) I just thought the colors were striking.

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    Quiltmaker magazine has a quilt pattern called Turtle Stampede. You can find it in the Sept/Oct, 2004 (#99) issue of Quiltmaker. It is also in QM's All Time Favorites Winter 2007 issue.

    If you don't have these issues, I think you can buy back issues from their website http://quiltmaker.com/

    Connie

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    On quilterstv.com Elisa Wilson is doing a neat turtle quilt. She shows it done in different fabrics so you can gear it older or younger. Here's a link to the pattern. Look for Turtle Party.
    http://www.backporchdesign.com/patterns_3.htm

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    Here's my contribution http://www.geocities.com/arliss109/babyqu.html Once you start looking there are some clever ideas out there
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