Happy Turtle Zippered Pillow
Happy Turtle. Just Moseying.
This little turtle pillow was made using a block from my Elephant Parade pattern. I just upped the size by 1.5 and added borders around the block to fit this 13″ x 20″ pillow form. My niece was coming for a visit from Wisconsin and I wanted to make her something that would be both useful and pretty. I knew that she was very fond of turtles. But I had no idea what her favourite colours were. So I just dug into my stash to find some happy prints!
In all the times I have used applique on a project, I have been leery of quilting over the actual applique shapes. But no more.
For the back and binding, I chose this Garden Aquarella from the Naturella collection by Art Gallery Fabrics that I purchased back in June from Canadian National Fabric for a steal. It really is a beautiful print, goes so well with the fabrics used in the front, and it is so soft!
The zipper is hidden beneath this flap on the back.
It’s a long train ride home again. It’s nice to know there will be a Happy Turtle to keep my niece company on the way. And to help make the trip that much more comfortable!
Then he can sit on her bed at home. And remind her of her good times spent with family this summer!
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