Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sharon's Elephants

Sharon made this adorable quilt and her inspiration was the elephant fabric. It is Marrakech fabric  from the Karavan collection by Free Spirit. She added the sashing, complete with stars.

 A freehand flowers and loops design in the outer border to emulate the flowers in that fabric. swirls in the sashing and Terry Twists in the cornerstones with some loops added into the star points.

The elephant itself is fused and then hand buttonhole stitched. The piece is pretty big so we wanted some stitching. Sharon suggested a blanket on the elephants back, so that's what I did, along with outlining the ears and eyes.

The backing is flannel using fabric from the same line.

I see one of these in my future!

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