Wow! This one is really taking longer than I expected!
All the machine sewing is finished. So far I am doing a pretty good job following the directions and not taking it my own way. Except that I don't like the designer's technique for turning pieces right-side-out. She sews all the way around a piece, then cuts a hole in it, turns the piece and repairs her hole. I sew most of the way around, turn and close up the hole. That is what I have been doing with this turtle. Toward the end I won't be following instructions completely because she made hers into a sewing kit and I am not. I will be putting a not-so-secret pocket in it though.
My machine quilting leaves a lot to be desired. The belly piece went all wonky. I just have to sew the back feet on, sew the shell on and attach the belly piece. Oh, and give it eyes and a mouth! Provided my errands don't take all day, I will be done tomorrow.