Thursday, 1 January 2015

January 2015 Bom Oceans

Hello All!
Happy New Year !

Welcome to the start of 2015 Block of the Month

This is a BoM for Intermediate level paper piecing fanatics. 
Our Beginners BoM starts on Monday 5 Jan 2015 - "Geometrics"

So....... let's get to it!!

Our January block is -
A Green Turtle - 14.5" (36.5 cm)

I made each of my segments first before I joined them together.

I used bits of scrap fabrics from my huge pile of scraps. The green batik came in really handy for the flippers.

The beach sand is supposed to look like wet and dry sand here in the front.
Wasn't too sure....

The water turned out fine for waves right behind the turtle.

 The shell needed something with blocks or patterns, so this with dots and the batik seemed to do the trick...


The face of the turtle is pretty cute, so I couldn't wait to put this all together.

I used a lighter green on the face than the legs.
The neck of the turtle is very "leathery" looking in a dark colour, so I tried to find scraps of browns to add to those pieces.

Top and bottom done! 
remember to match up the flipper and the shell.

This is my cute Turtle block. His little face just makes me want to give it  a kiss.

I hope you also enjoy putting your block together.

Block will be FREE for January in my Craftsy Shop.

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Belinda said...

Oh WOW!!! He is wonderful and I can't wait to get started on this one! Thank you Janeen!!

legato1958 said...

This turtle is really cute! I love the perspective of him, crawling up from the water. Your batiks are perfect for the turtle!
I can't wait to get him made!

alaskamarge said...

I love the to find the time to make him. Love your black cats on to find time to make them too. So much wonderful fun and all paper pieced...heaven in the new year! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

So cool!

Lynette said...

Wow!!! Oh, my goodness - that's a beautiful block. A miniature art quilt in itself!

Yellow Bird Stitches said...

Thank you for this block! I sewed it up yesterday and love how it turned out. This is the most intricate paper pieced block I've made, but you directions were really clear. Can't wait for next month. :-)

There is a picture of my finished block here: