Batiks Go Retro fabrics are mainly large scale prints and so I wanted a large piece/shape to feature them. I hemmed and hawed and finally decided to do Elephants by Laundry Basket Quilts which I purchased from SewTrendyMN on Etsy. (Well actually, I went to her studio in Eagan, MN, but you can also buy from her on Etsy!) The best part? I also bought the stencil. Yes! A stencil for tracing all the elephant shapes on the fusible. I can't believe how much time this saved! I would do it again in a heartbeat.
These fabrics make such fun and cheerful Elephants. I admit I did turn them to face each other and link trunks. This is a deviation from the original pattern, but when I realized it would work I just had to do it!
Here is a picture of all the fabulous Batiks Go Retro fabrics! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the atomic burst fabrics and the chevrons.
After three projects using this line I have some left, but lots are very holey from fussy cutting.
Here is the picture I took after deciding how to layout the elephants to distribute the colors evenly.
And lots of closeups of all the elephants. I decided to quilt the background in one of my heart fillers, curly hearts. You can also find this in my new book which you can order at the top of my page!
The elephants were appliqued with 50 weight Aurifil thread in matching colors. I used a single blanket stitch.
Island Batik GIVEAWAY DETAILS
We will be giving away three gorgeous fat quarter bundles at the end of the hop! Three different winners will be randomly selected to win bundles from the Captain’s Anchor, Batiks Go Retro, and Abalone collections. Enter by using the Rafflecopter widget.a Rafflecopter giveaway
I am also giving away 4 fat quarters from the Batiks Go Retro line! To enter leave a comment below and I will use random.org to pick a winner from all the entries.
AND be sure to check out all the other Island Batik Ambassador's AMAZING projects with the new fabric lines!
Monday, September 4 - Beaujolais - Tina Dillard, Carol Steely
Tuesday, September 5 - Country Dozen - Cheryl Lynch, Linda Ramrath
Wednesday, September 6 - Bonsai - Alison Vermilya,
Thursday, September 7 - Sakura - Nancy Scott
Friday, September 8 - Empress Garden - Jessica Caldwell, Laura Piland
Monday, September 11 - Fresh Pick’ins - Marlene Oddie
Tuesday, September 12 - Lotus Blooms - Kathy Bruckman
Wednesday, September 13 - Olivera - Joan Kawano, Vicki Schlimmer
Thursday, September 14 - Rise & Shine - Turid Bakken, Sally Johnson
Friday, September 15 - Diner Days - Anna Branch, Karen Overton
Monday, September 18 - Seas the Day - Bernie Kringel, Marlene Oddie, Janet Yamamato
Tuesday, September 19 - Vineyard - Jennifer Fulton, Jeanette Jones
Wednesday, September 20 - Abalone - Pamela Boatright, Sharon Denney Parcel
Thursday, September 21 - Batiks Go Retro - Suzy Webster
Friday, September 22 - Captain’s Anchor - Nan Baker, Bea Lee
Monday, September 25 - Cherry Berry - Connie Campbell, Maryellen McAullife
Tuesday, September 26 - Lobster Bake - Marian Pena
Wednesday, September 27 - Solstice - Barb Gaddy, Joyce Mullis
Thursday, September 28 - Sour Apple - Kate Colleran, Connie KauffmanFriday, September 29 - Zen - Terri Vanden Bosch, Stephanie Beritcs
I'd also love to have you join my Machine Applique Adventures Facebook group for Applique fun and links to all my blog posts.
I hope you get to quilt today!
I have never seen that pattern before with the elephants. I really like it!ReplyDelete
I love your placement and color combos of the elephants. Stunning!ReplyDelete
Love the elephants and think you did the right thing on facing them and linking the trunks..very cool!ReplyDelete
Very cool! I love the elephants, and Retro is perfect for this quilt!ReplyDelete
oh my your quilt is so wonderful. this is such a fun quilt. Is the rafflecopter supposed to open?ReplyDelete
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Love the elephants! and the atomic dots are cool, I also like the one that looks a bit like tic tac toe or railroad tracks (dunno what the official name of the print is). Great job!ReplyDelete
All those elephants and fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I LOVE the elephants and how you made their trunk interlock!!ReplyDelete
Great job. This is just such a fun quilt. I could see the elephants as a placemat, too.ReplyDelete
Pretty elephant quilt. Your rafflecopter is not working. 24Tangent@gmail.comReplyDelete
Your Elephants quilt is just too sweet & how well do these wonderful colors go together! Thank you, Susan (rafflecopter not working)ReplyDelete
Sooo cute. I think it would be perfect in a baby's room Thank you for the giveaway. (Couldn't get the rafflecopter to work.ReplyDelete
Love the elephants. (rafflecopter won't work.)ReplyDelete
That quilt is just darling! What a great idea. Also couldn't get the raffecopter to work either!ReplyDelete
The elephant quilt is so cute. I really like to applique and I like that you stitched the applique in matching thread. I hate it when applique is done in black. Your elephants are just right.ReplyDelete
I love this elephant quilt! This would make a great baby quilt.ReplyDelete
Elephants are a favorite of mine too and looping their trunks together is so creative! We all need to show more love, even the animals! Fussy cutting them from the batiks was worth the time!ReplyDelete
My daughter inlaw 2ould love this big elephant fan.... love the colors you used.... email@example.comReplyDelete
Those elephants are simply adorable!ReplyDelete
These elephants are adorable. I love how their trunks link with each other.ReplyDelete
Love your elephants. They are so cute!ReplyDelete
Very cool quilt. Awesome elephants! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcomReplyDelete
Love the elephants. Such a cute quilt. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I am really enjoying this blog hop. Your elephants are awesome! Thanks!ReplyDelete
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I love those elephants! They look beautiful in the batiks and they look so cute with their trunks intertwined!ReplyDelete
I just had a granddaughter that we named peanut. So I made an elephant quilt for her. I love elephants. Yours is great.ReplyDelete
Cute, cute, cute!!ReplyDelete
I love the batiks go retro line! Thanks for the opportunity to win.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! My daughter would love this pattern. She's crazy about elephants!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt and the elephants are so neat in the batik prints!ReplyDelete
I bought the stencil for that elephant last year--couldn't resist!ReplyDelete
Love your elephant applique!ReplyDelete
I ADORE your elephants!!! SO much fun!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is absolutely delightful! I love anything with elephants on it. Thanks for sharing this!ReplyDelete
I love your design - it's such funReplyDelete
Sweet elephants. I love the interlocking trunks.ReplyDelete
I really like your elephants. They are so cute!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful quilt! I love elephants, and these with their trucks interlocked look so fun, friendly and in love. It just makes me happy. I will check out your FB page. ~smile~ Roseanne
Love, Love, Love! Too cute!ReplyDelete
Love the elephants. So ingenious, I would never have thought of that. Love itReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous quilt-LOVE the elephants!ReplyDelete
The elephants are adorable! Awesome variation. I'm not yet as brave.ReplyDelete
Batiks have always been one of my favourite fabrics. These elephants are gorgeous - such rich colours. I love the intertwined trunks.ReplyDelete
That pattern is so cute! Love how well the batiks work together. What a beautiful quilt. Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete