7516 – I Heard a Herd of Sea Turtles

7516 – I Heard a Herd of Sea Turtles

Tommie O'Sullivan
Prescott, AZ   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: All cotton fabrics, raw edge machine appliqué.

Artist Statement: In nearly every culture, turtles are a symbol of long life. It was Bette Davis who said "Growing old is not for sissies." and she was right, but growing old can be fun if you do it with the right people. The right turtle to grow old with is the one in the lower left who is swimming in a different direction than the others. Here's to those who march to their own drummers!
Tommie O'Sullivan

Dedication: My mother-in-law was a prim and proper New Englander, but the wonderful surprise was that she loved the ocean and swimming. We were in San Diego and she suggested going swimming, borrowed a swimsuit from me and off we went. This was her first excursion into the Pacific Ocean. She was amazed that we could be chest deep in the water and still see the bottom sand and shells. We were there for hours. She lived into her 80's so that's why this is a design of turtles, and because of that lovely afternoon, that's why they are sea turtles. This is dedicated to Ruth Brown.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.



This quilt earned $45.88 for the AAQI.