July 2006, I can't believe it's been that long since I made this quilt. But as tradition goes, I make a quilt for each of my grandchildren for their second birthday. I try to make it of a design that reflects what they are interested in at the time. Toring was fascinated with the turtles that his dad keeps and that we also have. Our turtle was a great source of fun for him to watch and feed, so I used a bunch of green and brown batiks (yes, I went through a batik phase, ugh) and paper pieced some turtles for the center. This quilt is huge. It covers a king sized bed.
Five years later, I see this quilt at soccer games and in use at the beach too. I am so glad to see that the quilt is being used and not left folded in a lonely linen closet somewhere.
Can't believe this boy is already 7 years old! They grow too fast!