No, let's say I'm working in a series, sounds better.
It started innocently - I never intended it to be an elephant quilter. I had a newborn, I wanted something less 'babyish' back in 1989....
I think this was a kit. I changed it up a bit - I had a new sewing machine and wanted to use the decorative stitches with metallic thread....Cotton quilts, babies and metallic threads go together, right?
This hung on his wall - for a few years. I kept it for sentimental reasons. Someday maybe he'll have to decide what to do with it. For now it stays in a pillowcase in the closet...I enjoyed pulling it out for a little visit and sharing with you!
Let me just add - I did miter the huge black binding - and hand stitch it down...to the back...
Hexy Stars quilt? There's an elephant there too...
This print is at least a few years old,
"Bombay" by Kings Road Fabrics.
This is the same elephant motif in the yet to be named Dutch Elephant quilt post.
oh....and the elephant block in the CWB/BOP quilt....I have that block finished. Is this elephant number 4?
We were at Native Foods having lunch and I look up and what do I see? An elephant poster...Yikes, ruined my lunch!
Is it the renewed popularity of Water For Elephants?
Are there more?
Pins, you need a pin?
I love his tiny little eyes.
The tag reads, "I am a tape measure pull my tail"
Patent No 410538
He is made of thin whale corduroy and the ball is pieced cotton stuffed with what feels like saw dust or excelsior.
The beginning of the tape is stamped JAPAN in blue ink. No metric measure marks, inches only.
See the hand stitching (between the purple and pink) where the pin cushion was closed after stuffing?
and...confession time....I recently added an elephant.
click here and you can join the fun. Her wrist kitten is pretty cute too...
Thanks to those of you who shared your elephants.
L. shared her wonderful sewing card set: (She'll be sharing more treasure in coming posts)
Did you play with sewing cards? I did, and so did my children.
Make Your Own Sewing Cards HERE
(check out the quilty shapes...)
Thanks for stopping by the circus today...and no, the 'little he baby' didn't grow up and join the circus...
Have a great weekend!