Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My quilt square

Since you all like the turtles, thank you, I thought I would tell you their story. When Ian and I first met we were working in a situation where we had daily exposure to Diamondback Terrapins (marsh turtles) and other reptilies. Ian took an immediate liking to a couple of quarter sized babies that he temporarily "adopted". I had some experience with the species and showed him how to care and feed the little dudes. Years later (about 5) when we were looking for wedding announcements and such I found a company that would put your own logo on their stationary. Ian drew up a simple pattern of 2 turtles one slightly on top of the other,like the way they do in the wild when competing for sunlight. It ended up on our announcements, stationary, on top of our cake, and favors.
wedding turtles
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

So now with the addition coming, I asked Ian to redraw the pattern to include a baby. I would love to use it on her announcement. I know it is a bit abstract and different than the other blocks, but it has alot of meaning for us, any thing else wouldn't of been right.
They are done in green 501 and 504 (I think) the baby is a blend of the two.

my quilt square
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.


June said...

What a cute square! It's a 'simple' square packed with special memories. :)

Kendra said...

What a neat sketch of those turtles. And it turned out great in cross stitch!

I'm quite partial to that style of drawing - I call it line drawing. Back in college, I helped update a horse judging publication for the Animal Science department, and I used line drawings of horses to add some interest to the pages, but not so much that it overpowered the writing.

Anna van Schurman said...

Oh my god you two are the cutest things that ever lived! (If you're anything like me and the dude, you're also rolling around on the floor that anyone would say that about you.) You've made me all verklempt.

claudia said...

That is a neat story of the appropriate! and so cute.

Heidi said...

Very cute and what a sweet story. :o)

Jenna said...

Oh, how sweet! What a touching story and of course Ian is so talented with his drawing. That little post nearly brought me to tears. :) You two are going to make great parents.

Sharon said...

I think your square is the neatest and so full of meaning to you both. It's great.

xsquared said...

I LOVE this!