Monday, January 18, 2016

elephants

Yes, I have a thing for elephants. They fascinate me. I even have an elephant board on Pinterest, with pictures... of elephants. I could look at them all day.
This pattern has been a slooooow burn. It often happens that I fall out of love with a pattern and abandon it to the forest of zip-lock bags.

I mean slow - Instagram tells me this and the next photo are 55 weeks old.....


The five part under gusset may have had something to do with abandoning the project. I realise this will be my fifth elephant pattern and I would like to be able to say that this will be the final elephant installment but there is at least one more brewing way.


I took a version to Spring Market last May (and cannot find it anywhere).

Here is where we are now, one pattern with three different trunks.

Version A 

Version B


Version C

Don't get excited though folks, we're still a long way from finished I just thought you might like to weigh in with your choice for the cover elephant . Does A,B or C speak to you? I may end up doing a collage - yikes, how terribly posh. Yes I have already instagrammed / facebooked about this so don't feel you need to answer me again.
 Although if you feel like saying "Enough with the bloody elephants Jod !" - I would totally understand.

31 comments:

  1. They are all lovely. I really like B. Maybe it it because I am right handed and that picture makes me want to pick it up right off the page!

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  3. For me it partly depends on the angle I'm looking at them. A was my least favorite until I looked at the first picture again, then I preferred A to C in that photo. Curled under is always a winner with me, but having written that, I really like the other versions as well. Whatever you decide will be perfect.

    Elephants are also a favorite with me, and now even more so as an elephant is the mascot for my son's college.

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  4. I like version B and that are all gorgeous.

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  5. C! But then I can never really choose so a collage sounds to me. :-)

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  6. A. He's reaching out to us and it's friendly.

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  7. C for me. I just love your work and your wit. Happy new year.

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  8. I'd say A, but they're all sweet.

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  9. Gotta be Trunks Up for Luck. So I like A. But I love elephants so they are all awesome to me.

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  10. I really like A, but it's the fabrics you used. A collage would be very appealing.

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  11. never enough heffalumps. never.

    as a cover shot - C. the patchwork makes an impact and he is reaching out to shake trunks or steal peanuts.

    but they are all excellent examples of their species.

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  12. We have to choose...? (she whined.)

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  13. Ooh, I haven't commented in a long time (lazy) but I have to say- love that backpack!

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  14. Loving version A trunk and isnt there something about elephants with an upturned trunk being good luck? Anyway I also love version C because he is patchwork pieced. And it seems to me that his name is Charlie, if I am wading into this debate!

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  15. Can't choose. Slight preference for B cause I like the fabric, but like the patchwork of C. Maybe a college is the way to go :)

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  16. Love the patchwork on C. Tie vote on A and C.....I don't think you can ever have enough elephants.....Adorable, collectable, loveable.

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  17. Cool, these are all great but I like the first one the best!

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  18. I love elephants and I have a niece who lives and breathes "ellies"! I like "A" because you don't see a trunk bent upward like that all the time. So cute!

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  19. I like them all so go the collage I say

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  20. You can NEVER have too many elephants. keep going! love them all but A is my choice. After all - trunk up means good luck.

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  21. I love elephant C!!!!! Love the fabric really!

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  22. I love elephant C!!!!! Love the fabric really!

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Hellloooooo !!!!