Thursday, June 6, 2013

Patchwork Pachyderm...

Here is the elephant that was "hiding" in the paper scraps shown in the previous post. Isn't he handsome? I need to find a frame for him yet, but he'll hang on the wall to keep company with small quilts in the sewing room. After reading the articles in Somerset Sew on piecing with paper, and armed with a 50% off coupon at JoAnn's, I wandered through the scrapbooking section. That's when I spotted the pattern for this fellow and was immediately smitten.


The pattern is from a line of Michaela Laurie designs published by McCall's. The tag line on her web site Paper Quilt Creations says "timeless patterns for combining a love of paper and fabric with all the joys of sewing." That sums it up quite nicely I think! She also has a blog and instructional videos on You Tube. This project, like a quilt, produced yet ever smaller pieces of paper. And again I face the decision of whether to keep them or share them. From time to time I tell myself "You simply can't keep everything." And then I live by that for awhile. But things have a way of accumulating, don't they? Such fun.


3 comments:

Susan said...

Adorable elephant! I am going to check out those videos!

Robbie said...

Oh my gosh!!! He is adorable!!!! I love it!!!! I too, am off to ck out the video!!!
You need to do a reverse and a small elephant, so you can have a family of them!
p.s. I'm on my 3rd attempt at the 'robot words'...ugh

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh how I adore elephants and this is no exception! She's gorgeous. So happy she will be part of the collection in your sewing room - to be enjoyed everyday. Off to look at the videos - and perhaps order a Sommerset Sew! xoDonna