Friday, 5 January 2018

Indian Elephant

As it often happens to me, I made a sketch for this long time ago, and it's only now that I managed to bring it to life - please meet the Elephant block:

The fabrics were purchased specifically for it and have been waiting all this time - over a year - in a separate bag, so that they didn't get involved with any other projects going on :))) I think the fabrics really make it - the contrast and the patterns are very eye-catching. It now needs a suitably Indian border, which I'm still considering, and I plan to add some trimmings for more Oriental splendour after it's quilted (and an eye, an eye is definitely needed).

It's a simple curve-pieced pattern, the size of a fat quarter, giver take, and it came together very fast. If you'd like to try some simple curve piecing, check out these beginner tutorials here and here.

Linking up to Off the Wall Friday at Creations by Nina-Marie
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  1. Olena, this is wonderful - I really love the curves you designed into the block, and yes the fabrics are perfect.

  2. Your elephant is so neat, I love the curves. I look forward to seeing how you embellish and finish it. Thanks for inspiring and sharing.

  3. I like how the curve of his front leg makes him look like he's walking :)


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