Garden Turtle


I so enjoyed designing flowers and leaves for my book, Petal + Stem, that I had to keep going! I have designed brand new block patterns to coordinate with those in the book!

This PDF pattern is called “Garden Turtle.” The finished block measures 6″ x 12.”

I have received lots of requests for a garden turtle to join the other Petal + Stem critters! I gave it a lot of thought but it just wasn’t working in the 6” x 6” format to fit with the others. I decided to make it into a 6” x 12” block which still mixes and matches easily with the others in the book, although this horizontal rectangle is technically a new format. I think it was a great solution! It looks particularly terrific with another grass block in front so that the grass pieces are continuous. That’s how it is pictured above.

You can sew a natural looking turtle in “turtle-like” colors or be a little whimsical and have fun with the shell color like I did in one of my examples.

This PDF pattern only includes the 6″ x 12″ Garden Turtle block. The additional 6″ x 6″ Grass pattern can be found in my book, Petal + Stem.


Pattern includes numbered, colored diagrams as well as mirror image pattern pieces, ready for foundation piecing. There are no Y seams in these blocks.  Basic paper piecing directions are not included.


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Designed by Amy Friend of During Quiet Time LLC.