Kerry from Kid Giddy is the designer of the June Aurifil block, the Tonga Block, and I could not wait to sew this one together! Kerry’s block is inspired by Tonga and depicts a sea turtle. As you probably saw earlier this year through my Deep Dive mini quilt, my husband and I really love sea turtles. I waited until we both had a bit of free time on Sunday afternoon, and together my husband and I selected fabrics to create the Tonga Block.
We selected fabrics from Leslie Tucker Jenison‘s most recent fabric line, Urban Garden, for the turtle and we love how the texture of her prints reads as turtle skin and shell!
To keep the turtle the focal point, we opted for using another black and white print around the sides.
I’m also thrilled that the green sea turtle fits in perfectly with the rainbow of blocks I am creating for the year.
If you are sewing along, each month one person who links up their pieced block wins a 12 large spool kit, and there are usually 25-30 entries. So don’t forget to link up your version for your chance to win. The versions already shared this month are diverse and amazing!