Sunday, January 1, 2012

No Name Yet!

A new day, a new year, a new project! Oh, I've made lots of resolutions and have decided to acccept que sera, sera! Lets hope it is a good year for all of us! Project 1 - a baby quilt, inspired by a quilt by Jenny Kingwell and feautured in the latest Australian Quilters Companion. I love elephants, I love whimsy and I really need a smallish project for what might lay ahead. This year I am going to try to improve my Perle thread quilting, maybe making it a bit smaller - I dont know!

I have started to use a few Keiko fabrics - oh, nice! And they don't crush so much either, nice. That tiny little perfect tail - after a bit of frustrating fiddling, I used a method I came across in my early days of applique - thanks Robin Ginn, some nice tricks!

This little chap has been hiding!

A sort of an idea about where I am heading - look, I loved doing the little bit of applique I did yesterday - still have the strips to stitch down, then more elephants and strips to prepare. It is sad there's no wee babies in sight, maybe one day! I hope those of you who aren't resting or frolicking are getting a bit of stitching done - 'they' say what you do on the first day of the year you will continue for the rest of the year!

13 Lovely People said ...:

Jeanette said...

They look so cute Lurline. Love the bright colours. hugs,

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

this is going to be so cute Lurline love the fabric....

Sue-Anne said...

Love the elephants Lurline. Happy New Year!

Jan-Maree said...

OOohhh I am loving it!!!

Mistea said...

cute little elephants - Love the bright colours.
If what you say is true then I could be very fat by the end of the year!
Have a wonderful 2012 enjoying your stitchy space.

Janet said...

How gorgeous, love the elephants and they look so great with Keiko's fabrics.

barb's creations said...

Love the elephant blocks,you were right it didn't take you long to use the fabrics lol :) Barb.

Kathie said...

so adorable love the hiding elephant
very cute! beautiful fabrics! Isn't it fun to just make a quilt you want to
I am sure someday a baby will come along and you will have a wonderful quilt all made ready to give away! Please keep sharing your progress
Kathie

Margaret said...

It's wonderful! Love the fabrics so much too!

baukje said...

I really LOVE that elephant.

Stephanie said...

Love this new start! The colors are great. Happy New Year Julie, may the year bring you great joy! Steph

Miriam said...

Happy New Year Lurline!! I hope 2012 brings better health for both you and Ed.

Those elephants are very cute and That fabric is gorgeous!

Terry said...

Those little elephants are so cute! And that fabric is just darling! :0)