Thursday, August 1, 2013

Turtle Stitching


This is my first attempt at Sashiko, the pattern was printed on the fabric, so seemed pretty easy. I needed to make a birthday gift for a secret sister and this is it. I'm happy with how it turned out. I hope she will like it. My DH likes turtles, so keeping it secret from him was a bigger challenge. Now I need to start another one for him and keep it a secret again.....whew can I do it again???
Here is the fabric I put on the back, I'm so proud of the zipper. I hadn't done a zipper with a flap for so many years. Now back to regular quilting, I have a Xmas quilt to add borders.

Happy Quilting!

12 comments:

julieQ said...

Oh, I love your turtle pillow!! I know your secret sis will love it too!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh I just love turtles! Great pillow! When I read your title I thought turtle stitching might be like frog stitching~ so happy to see it isn't! LOL

Cheryl said...

My son's girlfriend loves turtles too! I'll have to remember this one. Love the backing...looks like the ocean where a turtle would swim.

em's scrapbag said...

The sashiko turtle is wonderful. Love it on the blue fabric.

Lori said...

That turned out really cute!

Karen said...

Great job! The turtle looks fabulous .

Susan said...

It looks great Wendy. Sashiko gives such a good result.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I've always wanted to learn how to do that too!

Ondrea said...

Don't you love doing Sashiko? It is so quick and easy and very relaxing. I love your turtle and the beautiful blue background. I am currently backing a Sashiko table runner and about to do a back panel I bought.

Carrie P. said...

so pretty. I have not tried sashiko before.

Judy S. said...

Love that turtle pillow! Your secret sis will, too.

Jordie Nilla said...

That is quite surprising... I have never heard of that before reading your post!
It makes me quite puzzled and angry too!
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