Elephant Parade, a new fabric by Tina Givens, is a delicious new fabric I found at Woodengate Quilts in Danville, California.
I just HAD to have it so much that I bought seven yards. Plus three yards in another colorway.
It is part of Tina Given’s line called Pernilla’s Journey from Westminster Fibers / Freespirit Fabric brands. This colorway is called Licorice Cloud.
You can see a wonderful booklet of the whole line of fabric in three different wonderful colorways if you go to: https://www.tinagivens.com/Fabrics.html. Click on the Pernilla booklet thing and you can turn pages and everything!
Of course this inspired a whole new quilt. I bought some grays and then pulled out a million and two scraps from the scrap bin.
The I pulled out my copy of Maverick Quilts and went to town making a new California Housetop quilt. Here is the audition photo.
These are 10″ blocks to give you a sense of the size and scale of the fabric. I am loving making a quilt out of my very own book. I keep having to check out the sizes and stuff to be sure I am doing it right. How funny is that? And I love making a quilt using some of my scraps! Just a reminder that the trick to making the California Housetop quilt is ti use a transitional color as the last strip in each block. (one that blends well into the background color)
Please hold for the finished quilt – It’s looking great!