Turtle Power!

Sometimes you can spot an artist by the stroke of their brush. Others by their particular medium, style, sense of humor… or palette. My husband says he could spot my work a mile away by the way I blend my colors. I seem to (usually) prefer muted tones, steering away from bright “shock me” colors. Maybe that’s why my latest creation is giving me a giggle. The colors are WAY out of my realm. Or, maybe it’s why I have an ear worm that won’t go away. Or, maybe it’s the sense of history repeating itself. I dunno.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared in 1984 in a comic book. On December 14, 1987, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ first cartoon series began. At that time, my boys were 11 and 7. If you visited our house, you could find a ninja sword somewhere… and a ninja mask was probably not far away!

Grandson Jacob is getting a new bedroom soon, along with his daddy’s twin-size bed from when daddy was a TMNT fan. Jacob’s room has been painted “asparagus green,” although Jake calls it “Ninja Turtle and Hulk green.” Whatever. He needs a quilt for his new bed. What better to sew up than a… YOU GUESSED IT – Ninja Turtle quilt.

What you see above is the middle portion of the quilt, based on two TMNJ panels I bought online. It’s pretty hard to find TMNJ themed fabric, though the turtles are very popular again. So, to tie the turtles in with his green room, I found this cool batik fabric. Seems pretty turtley to me!
The main problem with this quilt? The Turtle song will NOT leave my brain while I’m sewing!!!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
Turtles in a half-shell…
Turtle Power!
Oh come on, sing with me! It’s Ninja-Time!

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  1. How cute, Caron!!!I know of a lady that lives in town that does Heirloom Sewing professionally. That’s where I get my supply of laces. But I love looking at laces online too… I am eyeing some colored Swiss-embroidery laces at Martha Pullen’s online store.


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