3.06.2011

Because Elephants Are The New Owls

That's O looking pensive...
I've spent a lot of time thinking about what I want to say about this quilt, but what it boils down to is this:

I like elephants.

I think they're cute.

So why not have one on a quilt?


There.  That pretty much sums it up.

The inspiration for this quilt came from, well, everywhere.  Has anybody else noticed an unusually large amount of elephant-print fabric around lately?  Or is it just me?


In any case, that's what brought about my interest in elephants and once I sat down to sketch one out  it actually came together pretty easily.


Granted, because I did this on my own the elephant looks a bit wonky and I'm sure that there must be an easier way to put it all together than with tons of little squares, but in the end I think it came out just fine.



As for the quilting, well I'm not in love with it.  I was trying to incorporate some some loops into the quilting and let's just say that the loops are less than stellar.  But I'm making my peace with it because I've ripped out stitching from a quilt once before and it was an experience that I rather not have again.

And speaking of experiences that people rather not repeat, many thanks to my quilt-holding husband who told me many times "Hurry up!  My arms are getting tired!"

4 comments:

  1. I followed you here from Flickr because I LOVE THIS QUILT!!! OMG I absolutely love it. Very well done. I can't wait to snoop around your blog now that I'm here :-)

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  2. i LOVE this one! So dang cute.

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  3. Thank you for commenting on my blog...sorry it took me a few days to reply. I am so glad there is someone who feels the way I do...I guess there are a lot of us, but it's nice to hear from someone saying so! Youe elephant quilt is amazing! I bet your little one will love it for years to come :)

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  4. It is absolutely beautiful!

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