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The Frog and Turtle Quilt

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Quilt address: Primrose Hill, Camden Town, Greater London NW1 8, UK

The Frog and Turtle Quilt

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31/07/1999 - The quilt is made from 100% cotton fabrics, collected by friends and family from all over the world. It was machine-pieced, machine quilted, embroidered and hand-embellished with beads, buttons and semi-precious stones. It is 42" wide X 33" deep/ 107 cm wide X 84cm deep. I made this for my brother Jerry and his new wife Jennifer, who were married on July 31st, 1999. When I told them I'd make them a quilt as a wedding gift, they immediately requested a frog and turtle theme, as they had exotic frogs and turtles for pets. Frog and turtle fabrics come in either bright or naturalistic prints, so I decided to make a completely double-sided quilt to accommodate both--you can see both sides of the quilt if you look at the extra pictures I've uploaded. The patchwork frog and turtle patterns are Margaret Rolfe designs; a traditional block called "Toad in a Puddle" features on each side as well. I gave the wall hanging to Jerry and Jennifer on the night before the wedding at a family dinner and they seemed to like it! .

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