Henrietta Turtle

No in-process photographs for this one, I’m afraid: I was so caught up in making it that the camera didn’t make its way out at all.

This is the Henrietta Turtle by Heather Bailey, made from scraps from the Mixtape quilt I posted about on Wednesday.

The little boy I’m making the mixtape quilt for fell in love with the stuffed turtle at the City Quilter, so when I stopped back in to get fabric for backing, I picked up the pattern.

This was a delight: the instructions were clear and easy to follow. And that’s saying something, because this is the first time I’ve sewn curves since my grandmother taught me how when I was a kid.

I only changed one thing: instead of french knot eyes, which I know will end up unraveling, I simply drew on the eyes with a permanent marker. Not nearly so nice, but much less destroyable.

About Alisa

I'm a graduate student studying medieval European history. I knit, spin, quilt, and occasionally sew other things. I learned to knit and sew from my grandmother as a child: spinning I picked up on my own thanks to stubbornness and the internet. I have two spinning wheels and one sewing machine, and more knitting needles than I probably really need. My yarn and fiber stash is large enough that I think I'm probably well supplied for the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse.
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