Today I got out the fabrics I had cut in November? October? for Scrap in the Box, this year’s Scrapitude mystery quilt by Charlotte. Many of us #Twilters on Twitter are doing this. You can certainly join in- this is only the first clue.
There were teeny, tiny pieces to put together, but I got them pieced in a few hours, so now I’m waiting to see what everyone elses looks like, and for next month’s clue.
Some of the sale fabrics I bought were these two adorable elephant prints. What’s so cute about elephants? I don’t know, but I had a great time sewing up these two baby quilts.
The primary colored one is just the whole fabric (I did a bit of piecing on the back), but it was good practice free motion quilting it,
and I finished with a special binding.
The teal elephants are a brushed cotton/linen blend, my first time using one.
Very soft, and great with the Kona solids. I used the walking foot and a serpentine machine stitch in variegated teal/aqua thread, and it gave it great texture and added interest to the plain blocks. I bound it with the trimmings from the back.
Now what? I’m cleaning the studio, doing some bookkeeping, and thinking about a wintery quilt. What are you making?
January 17, 2015 at 9:32 PM
Elephants seem to be “in” right now and your prints are adorable. I hope to get started on the scrap in a box quilt soon.
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