Saturday, June 23, 2012

I admit it! I stole it!

In the interest of complete transparency and accountability (where have I heard those terms before?) I am 'fessing up, er, coming clean, er, telling the truth about where I got the idea for the project I'm about to show you!

It was from the brilliant Barb, over at Bejeweled Quilts! I've been following her long enough for her to swear out a warrant on me, but she is very tolerant . . .

She does wonderful things with her collection of scraps, and she showed a table topper on this post that inspired me.  Go ahead and click there, and check out the first photo. (Tapping foot) Well, go on . . . you need to see it so you will know why I made mine!

Back already? OK, here we go. She had flowers on her topper, easily cut with her Accuquilt cutter. Do I have a Go Baby? Yes. Do I have the circles die? No. Did that stop me? Nope.

Her flowers were ever so cute. But being the odd, er, eccentric, er, delightfully quirky person that I am, I started seeing turtles.

TURTLES????

Uh-huh.

See?

 
This is just a bird's eye view of my tablerunner I'm making . . . and it is all Barb's fault. I scrounged around and found these cute, bright fat quarters:


Then I struggled to get some nice circles cut out, in three different sizes (oh, you better believe that the circles die is on my wish list now!) and placed them like so:


I think I will call it Turtle Parade. I'm sure that there are lots of people all over everywhere that have had this idea before, but this is my first time trying it, and I thought it was cute!

I believe that after I stitch these little guys and gals down, I'll decorate them with eyes (eyelashes for the ladies) and noses, and give them tails, too. 

I'll show you when I have made some progress, OK?

Have a happy day and include some sewing!!

Love,


20 comments:

  1. I really think the ladies should have painted toenails too!

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  2. Have you seen this: http://www.olfa.com/CircleCuttersDetail.aspx?C=50&Id=149
    I have one and it is wonderful. I love it, so quick and easy to use and really accurate - just read the instructions otherwise you end up cutting spirals, which wastes a LOT of fabric.
    Love the turtles, I might have to plagiarise this myself. :D

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  3. I think this is really cute. Barb has some great ideas. And you did a nice job of st..errrr adapting it.

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  4. so dang cute! can't wait to see the eyelashes - and I agree, painted toes? :D

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  5. I can't wait to see this when you're finished. I have the circle die. :) blessings, marlene

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  6. It is so cute...and I like the painted toenail idea!!!! but st...ah borrowing ideas; isn't that how we learn to do these things?????? Tell me I'm not alone on this...lol.

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  7. I am getting ready to start a Ninja Turtle quilt! I might redesign my original plan now! So cute!!!

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  8. Those are darling. Barb always has such wonderful ideas and isn't copying the ultimate form of flattery (when you give credit!)????

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  9. Such cute turtles! What green critter will be added next to your little menagerie?

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  10. This is adorable...I can see doing this for a baby quilt! TFS

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  11. We are turtle lovers in our house and my granddaughter asked me to ahhhh, ummmm, errrr, borrow this pattern for her! Great job!

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  12. really cute! eyelashes and painted toe nails! am getting my olfa circle cutter out! all cute, gorgeous, brilliant projects out there in cyberspace are inspirational, and inspires one to recreate, borrow, the project for oneself. [yes, give credit; no, don't sell the pattern you made from it]

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  13. That is so stinking cute! New friends for Padsworth :)

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  14. So cute. And eyelashes would be such an adorable touch.

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  15. I don't understand the "stole" part! You were inspired! Besides, when it comes to turtles, whats not to be inspired about?!?! Gonna be really cool!

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  16. Those are the cutest turtles EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see it all finished up =D

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  17. When I got my GO!, I got the circle die=) Just sayin'....

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  18. Flowers are nice.... but turtles are better! Love the idea!

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  19. How cute!! I have the circle die....might have to make one, or two.........

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