Kauai Turtles Quilt

I previously wrote about a Hawaiian Cheater Quilt design that I did for a contest at Spoonflower.  I ordered a yard of the fabric on which I included a large version of the design and three small versions (about 8 inches by 10 inches) in different colors.  Here are the smaller versions.

For quilting the large version, I wanted to keep the quilting fairly simple (and quick–it’s going in my bathroom after all).  Using “invisible” polyester monofilament thread.  I outlined the flowers and leaves and quilted the turtles using a pebble stitch mimicking the design on the turtles.  I did all the quilting and finished the edges in an afternoon. I like the wrinkled look that comes after washing a quilt, so I threw it in the washer and dryer for a quick spin.

Here’s a close up of the center of the quilt.

This is a close up of one of the turtles.

And here’s the full quilt.  It’s about 26 inches by 32 inches.

On the far-away island of Sala-ma-Sond,
Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond.
A nice little pond. It was clean. It was neat.
The water was warm. There was plenty to eat.
The turtles had everything turtles might need.
And they were all happy. Quite happy indeed.
–Dr. Seuss in Yertle the Turtle 

And the turtles, of course…All the turtles are free–As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.  —Dr. Seuss in Yertle the Turtle