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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Frogs and turtles

I have been thinking of showing some of my finished projects as a break from all the WIP pictures I have been posting lately, and here is my first "show and tell". I was reading Su Bee's blog the other day, and noticed she had posted a picture of a frog quilt. I have made a quilt with frogs on it. My friend turned 30 last year, and a couple of months before her birthday she found an ad for the "Over by the pond" pattern by Erin Wilcox in a quilting magazine that was laying on my bathroom floor (yes, I read in the bathroom - mostly cartoons and quilting books and magazines... weird? I know!). She came out with the magazine in her hand, looking at me and just said: "You know I have a birthday coming up?". So I took the hint, ordered the pattern, and started stitching - this is how it turned out:



As you can see I have made quite a few alterations from the original lay out; it's landscape rather than portrait seeing as she wanted it on the wall over her aquarium, she is more into turtles than frogs so there is one more turtle and one less frog... She contributed to her own present with the wooden turtle buttons and the small black pearls used as turtle eyes. It was a lot of fun, but at times very frustrating to make (I'm not a huge fan of paper piecing and all the blocks are PP) and it only took a month after her birthday before it was finished *LOL*.

9 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh I like your changes, and well worth being a month late. If she loves it - it is so worth it!

meggie said...

What a lovely friend you are to make that delightful quilt for her! It is lovely, & she must love it.

Rose said...

Oh Anne, this quilt is gorgeous!!! a great gift for a friend, i bet she was so happy with it .... i love the turtles and the colours r so beautiful and would suit an aquarium setting pefectly!!
Great job!!!

lappemor said...

What a great quilt! I love the frogs and the turtles, and the dragonflies are too cool! Lucky friend :) Have a great Easter holiday!

Jeanne said...

Your friend is very fortunate to have you as a friend! What a wonderful quilt and it turned out so cute.

Simonetta said...

Wow!!!A marvelous job, indeed!!!Have a great week-end :)))

Pam said...

Very cute quilt. What a great friend you are. ( My birthday is the end of May -- LOL)

I have a hard time with foundation piecing, but you can get some really cute blocks that you just can't get with just regular piecing - so sometimes it is worth the pain.

The Chicken Lady said...

That is great. I love the colors, turtles, frogs, bugs...um, basically everything! ;) Great work!! :) Yea, I have to make a purple quilt for my neice whose birthday was march 30....it might not be a month late, but late..darn it.

Samantha said...

What a beautiful gift to give!