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Jana's Turtles

by mariana s.
(Barcelona)

I made this quilt (my first!!) for the first baby of a very dear couple of friends that I've known for several years.


The dad is from St. Tomé e Principe (african archipelago where Portuguese is spoken) and mum is from Barcelona (Spain) and she loves turtles.
After imagining something more elaborate, I decided on something very simple, as opposed to all the normal baby stuff.

I let the fabrics stand individually, more than combining them, so that each one could tell a different story.

Everything was machine pieced and then hand quilted. The part I most liked to do were those sashiko turtles (that I designed myself from real St. Tomé's turtles) and the quilt label (hand drawn and embroided).

The quilt has about 60x40 inches (crib size), the fabrics are Alexander Henry's and japanese cottons, and linens. The batting is portuguese cotton and the backing is fleece. It took me about 4 months to finish.... with a couple of holidays in between, the fact that summer started....well... it could've been done in at least half that time!

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Stunning!!
by: Jen

Miss Mary, these quilts are absolutely beautiful! Very original in design. Nice choice of color coordination and good use of space. Well done!

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Stunning!!
by: Jen

Miss Mary, these quilts are absolutely beautiful! Very original in design. Nice choice of color coordination and good use of space. Well done!

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Barbaras!!!
by: Carlos


Muero por taparme este invierno en México con estas colchas tan hermosas!!! La diseñadora definitivamente tiene mucho talento!!!!

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The 1st one
by: Jorge

I saw it grow little by little at our house and the entusiasm of the making. More are on the way.

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Lovely
by: Lisa

I love it!
Classical and modern in the same time. The couleurs and embroidments are beautiful. Very well done!

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greqt quilt!
by: Ines

What a great qult indeed! Beautiful composition and embroidments, very new age, modern, futur generation quilt. COngratulations!

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