Yesterday and today I worked on a patchwork elephant. This was one of those projects that began while sifting through big piles of fabric. All my cotton fabrics are sorted by color in six plastic bins in our bedroom. Bins are great because I keep even very small pieces that cannot be neatly folded on a shelf.
I dumped out the pinks and the yellows and picked a dozen or so that seemed to go together. I pieced them together into a large sheet of patchwork and then used that to cut out the pattern pieces for the elephant. I designed this elephant pattern a few years ago for the Softie Awards. I loved the Softie Awards.
I stuffed her today and was reminded how big she is. 8 inches high and 12" long. That's big for me. I need to call the Amish and order more wool soon.
Her eyes are little doll buttons and she has a little sewn mouth there, between the tusks. And her tail is swishing the flies away.
She is up in my shop now. I hope you like her as much as I do.