|That's O looking pensive...|
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!"