elephant sunrise


This piece was commissioned to celebrate the new addition to a family.  The theme of elephants and sunrise was given, along with a very rough idea of colors.  From sketching to quilting, here is the progression of this work.



Fabric selection and sketching out ideas






improvisationally arranging the colors then creating the sunrise in strips






Sketching the elephant silhouettes to prepare the raw edge applique






The process of pin basting the quilt layers before quilting






Hand sewing the binding down






Completed quilt






Free motion quilting detail