New visitor to my sewing room

This little guy showed up out of nowhere today, I think he is blind. The eyes need something even if it is just a black X in the center. The pattern comes from an old Better Homes and Garden applique book I’ve had forever. Apparently I really liked this book because I have 2 or them. One I purchased at a used book store when my son was very little. The second was in a bag of books and magazines my sister was giving away. Instead of polyfill he is stuffed with left over batting. There were other patterns but this stuffed turtle was my favorite.

Brooke over at Silly Mama Quilts inspired me Friday to make a mug rug. Her blog is one of my favorites, it’s bright and cheerful.  While I could share all that I love about her site I’d rather you visit her and judge for yourself.  My mug rug is a misfit block left over from my last quilt, Jane’s Ladder. What I learned, I should stick with the longarm for my quilting.

These 2 projects allowed extra time to ponder my next quilt which will be a compass medallion.

The medallion

Inspired by Captain John Smith’s 1612  Virginia Map. You can read about and see the map here at the  National Park Service site.  The immediate border around the compass will be the same scalloped design circling the compass on my Wind Rose quilt.  From there it will have flying geese that are stretched, curved, waves and something I’ve not experimented before with flying geese.

My new wide format printer will be arriving Wednesday. This will allow me to print larger full sized templates without taping halves together. I suspect by this coming weekend my work on the new quilt will be in full swing.

Bye for now.

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  1. Maybe you could turn his blue eyes into sunglasses with a nose bridge and ear pieces. I really like the idea of a turtle in sunglasses.

    1. LOL, that is a great idea. I gave this one to my son’s gf little boy. Thank you for stopping by.

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