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EmiliasNana 03-03-2019 08:11 AM

Galapagos Sea Turtles
 
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My DH has had the Galapagos Islands on his bucket list ever since I met him in 1969. In February we finally got to go to Ecuador and its National Park of the islands. We even got to celebrate our 46th anniversary on the boat, our accommodations for the 8 days! It is amazing to see animals that don't exist anywhere else in the world: blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, giant tortoises to name a few. Because Ecuador has done a great job controlling its treasure, the animals haven't had bad experiences with man and are unafraid. Sea lions nurse their pups within yds (a 2 meter distance is required) and often are curious enough to swim and snorkel with you. Birds nest just feet off the path, and often iguanas will cross in front of you going along their merry way. If you ever get the chance...go!

Before we left I managed to make Toni Whitney's Sea Turtles wall hanging as a tribute to our trip. Here is the "real version" and mine. Enjoy.


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roosterlady5 03-03-2019 08:18 AM

Fantastic ! You do nice work.

QuiltnNan 03-03-2019 09:07 AM

Wow, super quilt

SillySusan 03-03-2019 09:13 AM

Beautiful! What a super reminder of your glorious visit!

IrishgalfromNJ 03-03-2019 09:14 AM

I love sea turtles. I love your sea turtle quilt. I fell in love with sea turtles when my daughter took me to Hawaii. They are beautiful.

annievee 03-03-2019 09:19 AM

Wonderful, great job

RedGarnet222 03-03-2019 09:34 AM

Love your story and the turtles! How neat that you and hubby got to go and chase your dreams.

sewbizgirl 03-03-2019 09:57 AM

So beautiful! I'm another turtle lover...

Tartan 03-03-2019 10:03 AM

​Gorgeous!

Mariposa 03-03-2019 10:29 AM

Great turtles quilt! Neat that you two had chance to go and see the natural beauties of Ecuador!

MaryMo 03-03-2019 10:48 AM

So happy for you and your husband . . . and congratulations that you could celebrate your anniversary is such a beautiful place. Your wall hanging is awesome - a great way to remember this special time! You did magnificent work on it.

busy fingers 03-03-2019 11:06 AM

Beautiful work.

Boston1954 03-03-2019 11:17 AM

Fantastic! It came out great. Thanks for showing us.

Cattitude 03-03-2019 11:23 AM

Love it. Sounds like a fantastic trip

redquilter 03-03-2019 12:15 PM

Oh my gosh! That quilt is super stunning!

sue.ross.8782 03-03-2019 03:58 PM

You are such an artist. Thank you for sharing the real and the fabric images of the sea turtles. I'll talk to my DH and ask if we can put the Galapagos Islands on our bucket list, too.:o

feline fanatic 03-03-2019 05:21 PM

There are a few rare places on this earth that can change your life in some way when you go there. These places are truly touched by God's grace. The Galapagos is definitely one of those rare places and you describe so much in just a few short sentences. That gorgeous quilt you made is a fitting tribute to your visit and will remind you of that magic place every time you look at it.

osewme 03-03-2019 05:27 PM

So happy that you & DH were able to spend your time in the Galapagos Islands. Congratulations to you! Your quilt is beautiful & a wonderful remembrance of your special trip.

audsgirl 03-03-2019 05:30 PM

Outstanding quilt! And that trip sounds fabulous. Lucky you.

Leslie

BSKTLOFR-QUILTER 03-03-2019 06:34 PM

Thank you for sharing your story and your quilt. Both are intriguing. Your work is magnificent and shows in this rendition of your experience. Truly you are a master.

Homespun 03-04-2019 05:37 AM

I adore turtles. I have the wall hanging I made where I can see it every day!

EmiliasNana 03-04-2019 06:26 AM


Originally Posted by feline fanatic (Post 8219637)
There are a few rare places on this earth that can change your life in some way when you go there. These places are truly touched by God's grace. The Galapagos is definitely one of those rare places and you describe so much in just a few short sentences. That gorgeous quilt you made is a fitting tribute to your visit and will remind you of that magic place every time you look at it.

Yes, it truly seems like a small slice of Heaven on earth.

DonnaPea 03-04-2019 06:30 AM

Stunning. What a beautiful memory you have made, both real and in quilted version.

sewnclog 03-04-2019 07:06 AM

Wow your turtles look very realistic. Great job and a very nice story to go with it.

Three Dog Night 03-04-2019 07:55 AM

Fantastic- your turtles look so real. Great memories.

sash 03-04-2019 08:20 AM

Love turtles of any kind and love your quilt; outstanding.

Jules51 03-04-2019 09:06 AM

Wow, fantastic quilt!

Bluehighways 03-04-2019 09:09 AM

Awesome!!!

KLO 03-04-2019 12:38 PM

What a great quilt and wonderful memory piece! I too love McKenna Ryan patterns and Toni Whitney also. Looks like I need to add this place to my bucket list. Love to see birds and sea animals.

ekuw 03-04-2019 12:47 PM

That sounds like the trip of a lifetime! How wonderful. You did a great job on your turtles and now you will think of your trip every time you look at them :-)

luvstoquilt 03-04-2019 01:53 PM

Love your quilt, picture and story. Sounds like a dream come true. Are you anywhere near Yorkville?

love to sew 03-04-2019 02:46 PM

beautiful picture and quilt! thanks for your story too

craftymatt2 03-04-2019 03:56 PM

Gorgeous place, the galapagos and the seychells is on my bucket list, so happy for you and your wall hanging is beautiful

Darcyshannon 03-04-2019 04:18 PM

There is something about seeing turtles swim that can take your breath away. Striking. I hope that we can find a way to keep all the turtles thriving. They are such beautiful creatures. I have a turtle quilt in the queue too.

ccthomas 03-04-2019 06:20 PM

Awesome sea turtle quilt.

Teddybear Lady 03-04-2019 06:43 PM

Wow! What a great way to remember your trip.

quilterpurpledog 03-05-2019 04:09 AM

Beautiful work! I like Toni Whitney's work and you have done a masterful work on it. I also like your original sea turtle. Sounds like a wonderful trip for your anniversary. Nice memories.

sJens 03-05-2019 06:45 AM

Wow, yours is fantastic.

tuckyquilter 03-05-2019 04:14 PM

A+++++ Great trip you took too.

Tothill 03-06-2019 09:49 AM

Oh, I envy you your trip. I have wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands for 30+ years. I love both your photo of the sea turtle and your quilted ones.


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