According to the Life Balance Institute, turtles symbolize longevity, great age, and wisdom. What more perfect animal to feature on a quilt to welcome a first grandchild!
I chose to quilt a bit less densely than usual, in order to assure that this special quilt remain soft and cuddly. The turtles got 2 different shell treatments:
and the border featured waving fronds of seaweed:
What a special quilt for a special baby!