Thursday, March 29, 2012

Turtle quilting



Well, I am slow as tortoise, that is for sure! I did manage to get 16 blocks of this quilt pieced, and did enjoy the little time I did have to sew today!! I cleaned, did laundry, cleaned some more, ran errands, paid bills, ran a mile (snuck that one in on ya'!), cooked dinner...you know, the usual stuff a person does on their day off. I have some really oldie fabrics in the turtle quilt...whatever had some green in it was in!!




Our Iris are blooming...they are just so much prettier than the picture represents. They came from my Mother-in-law's home...they were pushing over her house and paving over her gardens, but I went and saved her iris!! And so glad I did!!







Have a great day, everyone!

Julie

17 comments:

Janet O. said...

I recognize some of those turtle fabrics--I have some of them, actually! Those are such cute creatures you have created!
Love iris--once visited the Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Oregon when they were in full bloom. Gorgeous acres of blooms!
That is a pretty one you have there. So good that you saved them!

Nancy said...

Iris are by far my favorite Spring flowers. I wish their blooms stayed fresh longer.

Leeanne said...

Yes Iris is my favourite too! They are a lovely colour. I look forward to seeing more turtles.

Nicky said...

Are more turtles on the way!? It will be like those nature programmes where all the turtles are hatching and making their way over the beach to get to the sea! What fun!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a cool turtle quilt! My daughter just wrote a research paper on how to prevent loggerhead turtles from becoming extinct. She would love this green turtle quilt!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I just love those turtles!

AnnieO said...

Darling turtles! What fun.

Pretty pretty irises--glad you saved them from destruction.

Lois Arnold said...

Bur remember the tortoise won the race by being slow and steady! It is a very cute quilt -- I'm amazed at how much you get done! Had to leave my Iris in Alabama as they don't do so well in the desert. I miss them!

O'faigh said...

Hello Julie, first time I have seen a turtle quilt....will you be adding to it....the Irises are so pretty....Hugs O'faigh

Pat said...

What pretty iris and the turtle quilt is cute. THANKS for the package....I got it yesterday and it will be going to its permanent home one day this week! You are a sweetheart!!!

Libby said...

Love those saved bulbs - I have some from my mom and grandma's house that I am getting ready to plant in my yard - they always make me smile.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Lovely turtles! And way for saving those irises!

Irises always remind me of my mom .... they were one of her favorite flowers, and my sister and I (when we were little) would make breakfast in bed for her for Mother's Day and always include a vase with cut irises (they bloom around Mother's Day here in this part of Illinois).

Debi said...

Love the turtles, so cute.

Merilyn said...

You've done well with your turtle blocks! Have you a quilting design in mind for this!!!

Floss said...

I love, love, love the turtles

KaHolly said...

How delightful!!

House of Mouse said...

I would love to have this pattern...my best friend is a total turtle fanatic.



You are doing great stuff as usual!

My best,

Anett