Sunday, October 4, 2015

Finished! Purple Elephant

At some point in 2013, I was watching Fons & Porter and Mary Fons mentioned a Quilting Bucket List.  I had never thought about it in quite that way before, but shortly after that I made a list.  I'm not quite sure where it came from, but I added a ticker tape quilt to that list.  I had been seeing them around and thought the technique looked cool.
I used the elephant pattern from the book Scrap Happy Quilting.  I shrank the pattern down quite a bit.  I used a hodgepodge of ticker tape methods, mostly from online tutorials.  I did the embroidery outline of the elephant first, then I layered the quilt sandwich, so that when I sewed down the individual bits, it acted as quilting.  I felt like the ticker taping needed stronger white, so I did a satin stitch rather than a regular straight stitch around each piece.  You can actually see it better from the back:
The background is Kona Snow.  Everything else came from my purple bin.  The finished product is 14 inches by 16 inches.

This was on my Q3 list for the Finish Along hosted by Adrianne.  My original goal post is here.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

1 comment:

  1. Boy my quilt bucket list would be to just finish my pile!!! Lol I love this elephant, he is super cute!!!!Thanks for sharing and playing along in the FAL. Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.