elephant! Oh my!
I'm making this 32" X 49" appliqued "Jungle Friends" quilt, a pattern by Willow Bay Designs. After finding the pattern at Quilter's Haven in Olathe, Kansas, during a visit home I pulled together the materials to start working on it. I hand-embroidered the animals' eyes, whiskers, nostrils, and the elephant's trunk lines.
Believe it or not, I'm making two of these quilts, and the most efficient way is simultaneously.
Through my church - Lutheran Church of Hope - one of the quilts will travel in early March to Nigeria and be given to baby Joseph at Cornerstone of Hope Orphanage. The second quilt is for my nephew's baby, a boy due in mid-March. (Yes, another boy will join our family! The fourth boy in 18 months!)
It's been a long time since I've machine-appliqued, and gosh, there are more pieces to these quilts than I realized when I first decided to make two of them. But I really like how they're turning out.
I've been able to work on this at Jill's house because she has a sewing machine I can use. The machine was mine, a Bernina QE153 that I gifted to Jill on her birthday.
When I can spend more than a few days at home, I'll be sandwiching, and machine quilting these on my Pfaff Grand Quilter.
Since I haven't offered a funny for a while (jokes I collected in comments during a June giveaway) here's one that comes from Abigail in Texas.
Question: What happens when a bomb blows up in a kitchen in France?
Answer: You get Linoleum Blown-apart.