Psychedelephant Quilt, part one

quiltpatternOoh, look: here’s that elephant quilt pattern I fell in love with about FIVE years ago.  Yes, I remember – I was saving it until I had gathered all the fabric to make it…

Ooh, look: my recent Sewing Space sort-out reveals I have enough fat quarters and remnants with which to quilt the entire planet…stashsortSo it’s ABOUT TIME I got quilting, huh??getquilting2What’s that you say?  Include some SOLID colours in the mix? Hahahaha…!dimsolidsHmm, these elephants are a little tricky to assemble…ElephantAssemblyThis looks like a job for the Elephant Placement Device™!placementdeviceElephants on parade!OnParadeNow to try out Cosmic Lulu‘s satin stitch.  All right! – Dancing with Elephants or what??OnParade2Hands up who wants to see an elephant’s backside…backsideOoh, look: it’s coming together!comingtogetherHurray, just the border to do!  Now, shall I be sensible and use some easy-on-the-eye, plain fabrics to frame this crazy mad thing?  Or will I use more of the same outrageous ones that I’ve done the elephants with?  I think we know the answer…

Ready…??quiltoutside1Whoo-Hoo! I LOVE IT!!quiltoutside2In fact, I love it SO much that although it’s not yet A Quilt, I’ve already hung it up in the space it’s intended for.  I have a rather huge, rather grottily-sealed-up, draughty fireplace in my living room, which despite its shortcomings has a beautiful old lintel above it, so I wanted something that would cover the fireplace itself but still allow me to make a ‘feature’ of the lintel.  I’m going to sew a hanger-sleeve into the quilt backing so that I can put it across, but for now I’ve just tucked it under the big blanket that’s currently hanging there.  quilttopfinished

No-one could say it’s not eye-catching!!

SO… Can Cosmic Lulu deliver the goods when it comes to quilting these psychedelic beasties??  Tune in for the next installment!  But first, I feel another Lady Skater dress or two coming on…

Wishing you all a very psychedelic Sunday 🙂

 

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