But the elephant didn't deserve straight lines, so I threaded the machine with clear thread (not the first time for that, and it is tricky to get right), and off I went, meandering all over the elephant and background in swirls at random. Is that called stippling? Anyway, it looks okay to me but I would not want the Quilt Police to look too closely - LOL! Now that I have had a go with the embroidery foot, I might book into a class at the Quilt Shop to do it properly.
I can't remember where I found the fabric that I used for the back - a remnant at an opshop or somewhere like that...but it is a kind of Asian theme, so it goes with the elephant design.
In my previous post on this blog there is a photo of a quilted mat that I made for Kath in the USA for our exchange on the Down To Earth forum. Yesterday I received the item she made for me - this gorgeous quilted tote bag, even with a G embroidered on the front! Love it! I used it to carry my stitching bits and bobs to the Quilt Shop this morning, and it was greatly admired.