Floral Pets~Day 3

So, I am already into March on spending my fabric budget. I was never good with budgets.
But I found some beautiful elephant fabric. I collect anything elephant. I also inherited my mom’s collection of elephants. I do not have a plan for this fabric yet, but I bought it and will let the ideas come later.

The clay elephant I made two weeks ago, survived the kiln, so I will be glazing it next week.

In pottery class this morning, I made a fat cat and a bird bowl. The bird looks more like an elephant right now. My instructor told me we may be able to add feathers on the head. In the photo, the bird is drying with his legs up. (It looks like he is dying…not drying.) I also had to repair the bunny I made last week. I did not attach one of the feet securely enough, so I had to do some bunny surgery.

Everyone else in class is making some beautiful, artistic bowls. I think I need to sign up for a second class and maybe I can move on from these animal bowls and sculptures.
My trip to Las Colchas was productive. In my project process, I noted that I would consult with my friend, Francine, who owns the quilt shop. She makes beautiful quilts and other things. I showed her my three ideas for finishing this quilt. She gave me some tips that helped me make my choice of the three. I also purchased three fat quarters to finish framing the cats. One of the cats is framed with a “fish” Kaffe Fassett fabric…a hidden quilt treasure.

My friend, Christine, suggested I frame the pet blocks in white polka-dot fabric that would bring the blocks together. Sandy, at Graybarn Designs agreed with Christine. It just so happened that I had white with black polk-dot fabric in my stash. So I will work on framing the blocks tomorrow. Thanks to Christine and Sandy!

8 thoughts on “Floral Pets~Day 3

  1. I thought for a while about your spending already in your March fabric budget, trying to think of what I’ve spent this year. It’s hard to remember what’s happened already this year! I did buy a roll of batting and some minky a few weeks ago, and I finished buying for the baby quilt I’m to make. Seems like I’ve spent plenty but not on anything just for fun. But that’s okay — my stash already has fun enough in it!

    Your elephant fabric was a real find. I can see why you gave in to it. 🙂

  2. I love your clay work. Forget bowls, there are plenty of them in the world, but maybe not near enough quirky animals. Congratulations on your elephant surviving the firing because I know that feeling of, you experimented and now what will happen, and the joy of success. Can’t wait to see how you color her. And I agree with polka dots for your quilt- I LOVE polka dots.

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