Monday, April 1, 2013
The Elephant in the Room
While searching for a star quilt block for a swap I came across this wonderful elephant pattern.
Star quilt block was abandoned immediately and elephant pillow began. Yes, it has been suggested that I have an attention deficit issue.
I randomly bleached the red fabric in a grid pattern using freezer paper stencils to create the pattern. The bleach was then added with a toothbrush. After it had dried, and was machine washed and dried, I added the black dots with stamping ink made specifically for use on fabric (found at Hobby Lobby). The end result is exactly what I'd hoped for.
Creating the elephant, border, and pillow covering took less than an hour in total. Leaving me enough time to make the quilt block I was supposed to be making in the first place.
If you make an elephant pillow of your own please share a link or picture.