The Third Elephant

The Third Elephant

michelle Quilting ,

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:

Appliqué Elephants - Block 1

Appliqué Elephants Block 2

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

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  1. You did an excellent job with those appliqué elephants. I would never even attempt that. I love the top one with the William Mars fabric and a wild and crazy butterfly one is great too.

  2. Hi Michelle! These elephants are just breathtakingly beautiful. Each one of them is better than the next but if you forced me to pick a favorite . . . hmm, let me see . . . the black flowered one with the red ear and tail. So you have only 21 more to do. The whole process does get easier, doesn’t it?! I’m glad you found the To-Do Tuesday linkup now that it’s moved, and thank you for linking up today! ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Thank you so much, Roseanne! I’ll admit, the black butterflies with red ears is my favorite of the 3 I’ve made. And yes, the process is getting easier! Thanks for hosting!

  3. #3 looks great.DH calls that assembly line sewing.For large quilts it’s helpful keeping all the pieces straight if you have a working plan. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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