Saturday, February 26, 2011

Elephants on Parade

I haven't been participating this year in the block party...just "too many irons in the fire" at the moment.
But I always check in and see what you're up to :)
I was recently at a quilting retreat and one of the quilters (Helen Meyer) happened to be working on a friday block party project! I asked her permission to post a photo for you to see her "elephants on parade".
The Daddy elephant is the 10" block pattern from week 2. She reduced the pattern by 20% on graph paper and used templates to make the Mommy elephant. Then she reduced the pattern even more and made the baby elephants by paper piecing. However, with paper piecing, the block was reversed, so then the baby elephants weren't following the parade! These blocks are just so adorable...the photo doesn't do them justice. There will be some kind of sashing added and a scrappy border. It will be a great quilt for a youngster. Great job Helen!

5 comments:

mb. said...

So wonderful!

hetty said...

How cute!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

adorable!

Jeanne said...

Oh, Kathy, these guys are delightful! What a fun quilt for a child!
Jeanne :)

June Dodge said...

Very cute to have the multiple sizes and the different fabric families. Thank you for sharing these!