Here’s what my elephant quilt looked like when the project stalled in March.
Here’s how it traveled to North Dakota with me so that it could be finished.
The trip took three days and I didn’t want any pieces getting lost or mixed up.
This quilt is for my best friend’s granddaughter. That baby just turned 6 months old and I might have to make it larger if I dawdle any longer.
My goal for this week is to move this project forward by:
- Finish sewing the chevron rows.
- Deciding whether to make the quilt a tad wider. I have most of the blocks made already if I decide to do so. Currently it measures 40″ x 56″. By adding two more blocks to each row (which completes the next peak in the chevron), it would be 48″ x 56″. What would you do?
- Sewing up those three elephants and their background strip.
- Sewing the top together.
- Sandwiching the layers.
- Free-motion quilting it. I already have a plan.
This list may be a bit ambitious (realistically I may only get thru number 3) as I also have to sew up and mail the three May Bee blocks this week. In addition, I am Queen for one Bee next month so I need to sew up a couple of test blocks and prepare a post.
And in case any of you are transporting quilt blocks, I’ll link with Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl for Tips and Tutorials Tuesday since I have some tips on keeping your blocks and rows organized. (Button is on the sidebar).
What I Learned Today:
- I need something or someone to get me motivated.
- Cold coffee tastes really good. I have a habit of pouring myself a cup and finding it three hours later.
Question: Would you make this quilt wider or not?