The Elephants in the Room.

When we moved into our house six years ago our old lounge suite was both exhausted and the wrong shape to fit our new lounge. The chairs went to chair heaven and the settee to the kitchen for HRH…


However the footstool still had plenty of life in it – clearly we don’t have very heavy feet. It also fitted nicely into a corner of our new lounge – well, apart from the colour.


I planned to make a cover, but you know how it goes… Six years later the red footstool was still sitting in the corner and we’d been ignoring the colour clash for years.  Then Harry arrived rather suddenly and boring plain throws were immediately cast over my beautiful Laura Ashley settees.


As I began to plot and scheme how to improve the look of the throw covered settees, my thoughts turned to the foot stall and, when I discovered some elephant Clarke and Clarke fabric, a plan emerged.


Making a footstool cover from this fabric would leave me with an unused long thin strip of fabric – not very economical. But if cut the strip into near squares four elephants long by three wide I could made a fake patchwork quilt with them for one of my very bland looking settees.

So that’s what I did: I made a simple footstool cover….


…and a rather less simple quilt….


….which incidentally won second prize at the produce show


until next time.

Bekki x


39 thoughts on “The Elephants in the Room.

  1. Wow! Look at you getting all fancy with your quilting designs. is there no end to your successes at the Show?
    I got a little tear in my eye when I say Mr. H. again, bless him. He’ll have found himself a comfy place over the rainbow bridge I’m sure. 🌈

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      1. Mind I did quilt flowers on them, so actually it wouldn’t have mattered if they hadn’t. Sometimes those cogs in my head turn very very slowly. In fact so slow it was only yesterday I spotted a pair of socks that fitted the theme that I could have entered the knitting category, which would have had a much better shot!

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      2. lol That’s what the blog is for, to remind you of everything. For knitting, I use Ravelry pretty carefully to document my makes, but even then, I am surprised when I look at what I have knit this year – I forget some of them, or think they were longer ago than that.

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      3. I’ve completely given up tracking projects on Ravelry. Maybe if I had, I wouldn’t have forgotten the socks, Ironically though I do sell the pattern on ravely, so even not tracking projects I could have found it.

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      1. 🙂 I am sure the dogs appreciate them just as much. I tend to make of blankets for Miekie too, a lot more than for the rest of the family, that is for sure.
        Enjoy the new week and have a good one.

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