Yesterday I went into one of the the thrift shops in my area. Looked it the craft area and found nothing of interest but continued to wander as I'm slowly collecting Hawaiian shirts.
As I was walking past the area with table linens, a tablecloth that was bright jumped out at me. I collect elephants and this had some on it!
This tablecloth is handpainted with all sorts of african animals on it. Its 75 inches round and at first I thought I cut it up to make something with it. Then when I got home and opened it up....Beautiful! Now have the desire to leave it the way it is and just hand quilt it around each animal and some sort of pattern in the open areas.
I will need a frame to hand sew all of this. I live in an appartment so space is limited. Any suggestions on what I should be looking for?