I have the third elephant done of the 24 required for the Appliquéd Elephants quilt. The process is getting a bit easier. While not perfect, I am able to manipulate the fabric so the curves are smoother, and I’ve learned to be more patient about it. I am making these blocks over five sessions. For the first session, I glue baste the raw edges under. I spend two sessions whipstitching the elephant down, and one session each for the ear and he tail. Although it is tempting to do it in fewer sessions, keeping the whip stitches somewhat even requires concentration. When my concentration starts to wane, I know it is time to stop.
Nevertheless, feeling more confident in my abilities, I listed three elephant blocks for my October goals as opposed to two blocks for September.
Her are the other two members of my slowly growing herd:
I will be linking up to these quilty blog hops:
Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework
What I Made Monday at Pretty Piney Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt (publishes on Sunday)
Moving It Forward at Em’s Scrapbag
BOMs Away at What a Hoot Quilts
Wednesday Wait Loss at the Inquiring Quilter
WOW=WIPs on Wednesday at Esther’s Quilt Blog
Creative Compulsions at Bijoubeadboutique’s A Bijou Life
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
The Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts & More
Off the Wall Friday at Creations… Quilts, Art…, Whatever.
TGIFF at Anja Quilts and / or Pretty Piney
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Brag About Your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty
Scrap Happy Saturday at So Scrappy