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Thread: Stella -- my Elephant Abstraction (Violet Craft pattern)

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    Stella -- my Elephant Abstraction (Violet Craft pattern)

    I guess I never posted this quilt, which I did last year. It's a pattern from Violet Craft. I used my stash for the elephant's body, and got the orange Grunge for the background. It was fun doing the paper piecing, watching Stella come into shape on my design wall, as each section was completed.

    I went a little crazy with the quilting, but had fun trying out some new-to-me designs and fills.

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    Cathy

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    oh my gosh, that is gorgeous!! beautiful work!!
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    Stella is incredibly beautiful. Love your amazing quilting, too! Winner, for sure!!
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    ​Great quilt and quilting!

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    Thatís beautiful!

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    Thanks so much for posting your quilt. It's beautiful. I'm still working on the quilting for mine. I'm almost done with the elephant and time to decide on the background.
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    You failed to mention that gorgeous this quilt is 54" X 60", which (IMHO) makes it even more amazing. What's there not to love about your Stella? Great fabric choices and very impressive quilting.

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    Stella... Amazing and Beautiful!
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    wow fantastic

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    Wow, that's gorgeous! Great work!!

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    Fabulous job Cat! Definitely the best I have ever seen of these quilts. I think it would be great fun to quilt one of these up with lots of fancy threads and beads so it looks like the decorated elephants from Hindu celebrations.

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    Wow! Very impressive!
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    It’s beautiful! Love the Quilting.

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    your quilt is gorgeous and I think her name suits her so well! congratulations on a beautiful quilt!
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    I have that pattern but just can't decide the color scheme, love yours and thanks for showing how you quilted parts of it as that's another problem...........trying to decide how to quilt it. Great job! Still on my bucket list.
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    Just stunning.

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    Fantastic! Love your elephant!

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    That elephant is wonderful and the quilting adds to the impression.

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    Oh I love that elephant. Awesome quilting too.

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    What a beautiful quilt. It’s fun to see how you made this in your own fabrics. Your quilting is wonderful.
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    I collect elephants, and actually have this pattern, but am stumped on what color scheme to do it in.

    I LOVE your quilting choices. You made very good decisions!!

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    Stella is adorable, and her quilting is fabulous!
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Stella is gorgeous as is your quilting

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    Just marvelous, Cathy. I am fascinated by elephants. You've created a tribute to these magnificent animals.

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    Beautiful Stella.
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