Tuesday, February 19, 2013

More elephants.

I finally finished the two elephant quilts. It took me 2 days to finish them, apart from the binding on the second one, then it took a week to finish the binding!

I quilted from the back on both of them because the backing fabric had lovely circles to quilt around. They are quilted slightly differently, the blue one is more of a figure eight.

 For the pink one I went around the circles and joined between them with a line.
 All rolled up, side-by-side.

The backs. The binding is pieced from the left over fabric.

They finish a little bit small to be a really useful lap quilt but I really like them.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Two Elephants went balancing....

I bought these kits at Malvern in May last year. I love elephants, and it is a bit of a family joke when my kids keep asking annoying questions that my standard answer becomes "Elephant!". So when I saw these at the show I couldn't resist (I didn't actually push my friend out of the way but I did claim them very quickly).

They went together very quickly and I didn't have to unpick a single seam. It's taken 3 days to complete both quilt tops. Now I just have to decide how to quilt them!

I need to get my photographer brother-in-law to give me some lessons! Or take some picture for me,