Time for Big and Bright

After working with 1 1/4-inch pastel HSTs, I’m ready for big and bright.

turtle quilt starter

Bright enough?

I think this will do the trick. I don’t remember where I got the fabric; it was pieces left over from some garment.  I rather guess it was from a quilt guild auction. You know how things get combined at an auction so that  you have to buy twenty things you don’t want to get the one thing you very much want? Yep, I’m sure that was it.

Close up of turtle fabric

Here is a closer look at the fabric. I hope some child enjoys the Turtle Triathalon. I don’t think they will need to know what a triathalon is to appreciate the fabric.

Since the print design is so large, I started out by cutting the biggest possible pieces to preserve as much as I could.  I may trim them to some regular size, or I may leave them irregular. I’ll decide in the morning.

I’m not quite sure what to put with it, but am looking for something a little “quieter.” I’m considering the cranberry (that looks almost brown in the photo) as one option. I’ve also thought of dark green or a brown. I’ll do some stash digging tomorrow and audition what I find.

It is for Sunshine, an online charity guild, which can use quilts in the range of 36 x 40 to 40 x 60. With narrow sashing and borders, this would be the smaller size. But as busy as that print is, it might take wider sashing and borders…tune in next week for another thrilling episode…I remember that line from radio soap operas when I was a kid home sick in bed with the shades pulled.

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9 responses to “Time for Big and Bright

  1. quilt32

    I think a child would love this fabric. Also, I well remember the line on the radio about another thrilling episode.

  2. Cher

    I would agree with you about using a solid color such as you suggested-and yes, some child will love this quilt when you get done I am sure. happy to stay tuned and see what happens next

  3. Looks like FUN! Some child will love it. Quilts have a way of finding the right person. Somewhere is a turtle-loving child just hoping…

  4. That certainly is big and bright! Great fun!

  5. My first thought was Ninja turtles but then I took a closer look. That will make a sweet child’s quilt.

  6. dezertsuz

    I love the fabric. I hope you leave them this size, it’ll be great.

  7. The fabric is adorable. Looking forward to seeing more of this.

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  9. Well, whatever you decide to do, it sure will be cute with that fabric!

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