The "Elephant Family" baby quilt is all pinned
and ready for quilting...
hoping to start that this week!
The elephants are done using the needle turn applique method.
Don't you just love the backing!
"Little Safari" by Patricia Zapata for Robert Kaufman
Thought it would be nice and snuggly for a little baby!!
Then since I just love elephants
and could not decide on one specific idea for this baby quilt...
here is the start of elephant quilt #2
I started with a few sketches,
Once the perfect elephant sketch and fabrics were selected ...
The pieces were cut and glued onto the backing
(using Fon's and Porter's glue pen)
and button hole stitched.
Totally not my thing (machine applique) - but gave it the "old college try"!
Stitching went slow but came out pretty good!
Now to make the splashes of water, using a longarm ruler!!
Judy Allen's 'Baby Judalator' rule is perfect to make the splashes.
Once traced onto paper, I zipped them thru my copier and decreased the size
of the shape to 90, 75, 50, 40 and 25 percent.
The shapes will be traced onto my splash fabric
(to be determined from my stash!)
and then buttonhole stitched on!
The backing for this quilt is a cotton
"Animals Allover ~ Oh Boy" by David Walker for Free Spirit.
The Ninigret Quilt guild held their show this past weekend
and it is always a pleasure - such a talented group.
My favorite was made by my Quilty Gal Pal
Tina Craig of Seaside Stitches
an flying geese double wedding ring for her daughter!
the paper piecing was just incredible,
and she quilted this beauty on her domestic machine!
Just love the double piping and the quilting in the boarder,
she did a fabulous job!
Plus her paper pieced 'Patchwork of the Crosses' won
Best of Show!! Wha-hoo!
a triple winner!!
The cleaned out sewing space has definitely made a difference~
feeling much more creative!!
Have a great Quilty Day and enjoy the process!