Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “Show Your Wings” blog hop! We’re SO glad that you stopped by today for a visit. Thank you to our friend Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for hosting the hop. We appreciate Carol’s terrific organization skills, and we’re really looking forward to visiting the participating blogs to see the amazing projects that everyone has created.
If you’ve been following along with our “Elephants All Year” block of the month, you have already seen our February block, Cupid! Here’s a photo of the “Elephants All Year” quilt, and Cupid all by himself. Isn’t he adorable? (I think that I have fallen in love with him. Maybe it has something to do with his bow & arrows!)
Anyway, this little guy may be my very favorite of this year’s elephant blocks (at least so far!). I decided that I MUST make one for myself, so I got busy and did just that! Here’s my Cupid elephant:
I chose a pretty gray with silver metallic swirls (from my scrap collection) for the elephant’s body. His tunic is creamy white with random golden sparkles with a bit of sparkly gold metallic “Fairy Frost” for the trim. The background fabric is a remnant of pink swirly print that I had left over from another quilt project, and the binding & back are gray with pink hearts from my fabric stash. The applique was large enough that I decided to keep things simple with one row of hand quilting around the elephant to make him pop out from the background.
So now I have a cute new Cupid elephant mug rug to use for my coffee and a treat when I’m ready to take a little break from sewing. (Usually I’m so involved with the sewing that the coffee grows cold and the cookies disappear like magic.)
We have a nice selection of birds (with wings, of course!) that have been featured in our quilt designs over the years. Here are a few of my favorites! Visit Ms P’s Pattern Shop to find these blocks for sale, if you’re interested!
And, for a whimsical touch, here are some of my other favorite winged designs:
The birdy ballerina, caught here in mid-leap! She’s able to leap much higher than any of the other ballerinas on the stage, aided by her wings of course. I love her sparkly costume, don’t you?
The Flamingo ballet dancer! Her long and shapely legs, and her flexible posture make even these difficult moves seem so easy to perform.
The Space Shuttle has wings too, along with the friendly little alien ship! Wait a minute- that alien ship doesn’t have wings at all. I’d bet that it uses some advanced alien technology to keep it flying. Time to wave “Good-bye!”
Thank you so much for hopping over to visit us today! I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my project(s). Do you have a favorite wing-ed critter? We love to read your comments!
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the participating bloggers, all listed below.
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