Elephant Abstractions

That’s the name of this pattern. I loved it when I saw it and eventually, I bought a kit to make it. Then it sat and sat and sat in my sewing room. I finally put it on my UFO list for this year.

I pulled it out this week and had a hard time figuring out which fabric was which. I’m still not sure I have it correct.

I asked on Instagram if anyone could tell me how long it took them to piece this. One lady said about 40 hours. Gulp. I sure don’t want to start this and then not be able to finish it before we go. I guess it will sit in this sewing room for a while. Sigh….

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Elephant Abstractions

  1. It will be interesting to hear how l takes you.

  2. Probably a perfect winter storm project in my world. It’s an amazing project though.

  3. Wendy C Reed says:

    You are brave. This would be on my “Not in a million years” list.

  4. Pam C. says:

    I started my elephant abstractions quilt 2 weeks ago while in lockdown in Ontario, Canada. I watched a few videos and organized my fabrics and labels as suggested. It is really fun to do and I find I can piece a few at a time without committing long blocks of time for it. I have half the top done so far. I am amazed at how well this pattern is put together! I am really enjoying this.

  5. Marilyn says:

    I’ve made the Giraffe Abstractions and her Forest Abstractions. They were quite time consuming.

  6. Sue B says:

    I’ve seen several of these & am amazed at the different colorings. I look forward to watching your progress. Maybe some day I’ll feel ready to tackle one.

  7. I’ve considered that kit a few times, but decided against it because it looks like it would be time consuming. I will enjoy watching you work through it.

  8. It is a beautiful thing when it is finished. I have seen several. Totally worth it.

  9. Nann says:

    Elegant pattern but I agree that you need to set aside uninterrupted/uninterruptable time to keep all the pieces straight! I’m working on elephants, too, but they’re a lot less complicated.

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