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Thread: Trial Turtle Island Quilt

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    This was a trial for a little wall quilt for a restaurant called The Stone Turtle. The embroidery design has nine framed panels - so the design is broken up. I used Robert Kaufman's design for the sky, Moda batik for the water and I forget who's stone design in the middle. It was framed in a wood grain print.

    I'm thinking of stitching it out without the borders so the turtle will come together with pieces meeting, and also cutting the fabric so the water portion is more fluid. Happily it squared up, although it doesn't look it from the photos -- need to steam it down.

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    Very nice!

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    How cute!

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    very cute

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    The turtle is totally cute. I love the picture. The only thought I have is to stitch the tree trunks so that they are not cut up. Just a suggestion you requested. Overall, I love your design.

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    Great job, but I agree that you should try it without the borders so the pictures come together. Take more pictures so you can compare them side by side to see which you like better.

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    looking good.

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    Cute!

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    love - love this quilt

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    Thanks. I think it would look better with the pieces sewn together without the frame. Now do you think I should try to cut the fabric to make waves and a more uneven rock wall?

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    Oh how fun. You must have had a great time making this.

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    Sew cute!

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    That is creatively GREAT!

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    Nice job!

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    very cute.

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    Cute turtle!

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    I think the rock wall and water look good as is. It's just a matter of taking off the inner borders.

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    OH MY Goodness! That is so CUTE! My kids would love that!

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    Be sure and post pics of the finished piece. It is such a cute idea.

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    I absolutely love it. It is the cutest turtle quilt I have seen. I also love your avatar picture.

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    Cute! I agree, leave off the borders. The turtle looks kind of funny with the wall going between his shell. It's a great idea and I'm sure it will be great for the restaurant.

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    cute

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    Totally cute! Yes, display the turtle in one piece.

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    It is really cute, the turtle is so cool i think it should be pieced together like you said. But i love it.

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    I'd like it without the cut-ups, too. It's totally cute.

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