Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Monday 10 August 2015

African Elephant

This little quilt has quite a large story behind it. The colourful braids were brought home from Africa a young lady who worked for the Governor General of Canada. She was able to travel the world for that job! What a fun experience that must have been. This quilt, using the African braid is for her first baby, or at least I think it's her first.
The quilt itself is quite modern, with lots of straight line elements in it, which determined the basic background quilting. However, she also wanted something on the quilt that was very specific to Africa. We found a design on Digitech Designs called Elephant Fancy Jumbo. We left off the fancy hat, and enlarged the design to play a prominent part in the large open space. What a quilt to treasure with a heap of memories for that family.

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