|Finished wall hanging and in process blanket|
I found a piece of clip art that I liked and I used it as a reference to draw an elephant. I cut out my paper drawing and outlined it on a piece of cardboard - like cereal boxes are made of. I cut out my cardboard elephant; and traced it on to the interfacing that I ironed on to my grey fabric. I traced my second elephant facing the opposite direction. I used two different decorative stitches to applique the elephant on the background fabric. I used spray baste to adhere the quilt sandwich and used simple outline and straight line quilting using my walking foot. I am not at all skilled at quilting, but I have less anxiety when I use a walking foot. I then made my own binding and machine bound each of the wall hangings using a zig zag stitch. I used some scrap fabric to make two corner rod pockets for hanging.
|Zach and Jeff on their special blankets|
I made simple quilts for the babies because I wanted them to be sturdy for lots of loving and would hold up to washing. I used some cute elephant print fabric with up trunks and decided to use the same grey from the elephants for the back. I decided to inset a piece of grey fabric on the front and then use a strip of elephant print on the back. I also found some flannel that had grey polka dots and used my same elephant template to make elephant appliques, facing different directions. I used interfacing to stabilize the flannel.
|Twin Tummy Time|