With my posts about Circus Quilt, I have received several e-mails from readers with additional leads.
My thanks to Karen K. who shared links to this Elephant block pattern.
The pattern was so easy that I sat down and made one with a few scraps.
In keeping with the exotic style so prevalent in the 1920's and 1930's, I made my elephant out of some wild fabric.
Not sure what I am going to do with the block yet, but I had so much fun making him (or her?) that I am going to make some more.
The original block is designed by Miri of Milk and Honey Quilts, who offers a free pattern.
Eileen of Eileen's Attic made her own version, adding embroidery.
Elephants must be having a resurgence in popularity.
I love the appliqued quilt blocks Lurline (Lurline's Place) is making right now.
Valorie Well's fabric line Karavan Marrakech is another delightful example of keeping with the exotic.
Have you ever wondered why Elephants have such an excellent Memory?
In a top of intelligence, humans are followed by apes, elephants and dolphins. The elephant brain is denser than the human's, and the temporal lobes, associated to memory, are more developed than in humans. Elephant's lobes also have more foldings, so that they can store more information. That's why elephants have excellent memory.