Saturday, 23 October 2010

Parade of Elephants

Here at last are photos of Parade of Elephants, the quilt I made for my nephew, Edward.

It features the delightful flannel elephant print that Valori sent me from her new Bliss range (now available in shops, and there's already a large quantity headed my way!)

I already have plans for a larger quilt like this for Sarah, since she's the one who really loves elephants.

I did the quilting-in-the-ditch free-motion on the elephant blocks. It's not perfect - but it's pretty good, and excellent practice. Besides, Edward is more likely to spew on it than examine it!

I used a new curves ruler to quilt the scallops on the border.

 Valori's flannels are the softest I've found, with a nice, tight weave.

(taken in direct sunlight, to show the quilting better)

It was such a  lovely day to be photographing a quilt outside, that I decided to take some more creative photos, and what better props for an elephant quilt than elephants?

Eleanor has a few elephants, so I gathered them while she had her nap and took them outside for a tea-party with the beautiful miniature tea-set that Gran gave Eleanor for her birthday.

This photo has the irises and ranunculus I planted with James in the background:


Quiltbenaco said...

E' molto bello, i colori sono brillanti, freschi direi....

Vicki W said...

It's adorable!

Anonymous said...

that is so cute!


Quilter Kathy said...

Great job on the quilt! The photographs with the elephants are beyond adorable!

Carol said...

Totally gorgeous quilt. Love everything about it.