I should have posted this some time ago so apologies to Tina for not trumpeting (!) her beautiful Elephant quilt from Kate North's 'another Little Quilt Swap'. This is the 5th swap Kate has organised and this time we worked to an A4 or US equivalent sizing. You can look at all the quilts made by clicking here. You need to scroll through to the 1 February and earlier to see the quilts. Kate has the unenviable task of sorting out everyone's requests and matching quilt to 'swapee'.
I love Tina's work so I was really pleased to receive her elephant. Tina's work is always very colourful and always involves a lot of handstitching and usually a fair scattering of sequins and embellishments. This elephant is even more special because Tina made him and many others while undergoing chemo and this is the last of her chemo elephants. Tina is now well and fully recovered and I feel privileged to have this special elephant. Do click on the image to see all the details and printing that Tina included in her quilt.
This is the quilt I made for the swap
The quilt was made from a piece of shibori dyed fabric that I made in a workshop a couple of years ago. I decided to work it all by hand and it helped me get through some of the time when I was looking after my mum after her stroke. I always find hand sewing very soothing and I'm sure it lowers the blood pressure.