Blogger's Quilt Festival. Be sure to go look at all of the great quilts that are posted there. I have spent hours looking!
One Summer our family decided to travel to Zambia, South Africa. We were there for three weeks and most of our time was spent working with Mothers Without Borders. As I always do, I had taken some applique work with me to keep me entertained on the long flight. While there I met Jessie. Jessie saw me working on my applique and wanted to learn a new skill. Over the next few nights I taught her how to applique and embroider. The two of us came up with some simple animal shapes that she could make. When I left Zambia I gave Jessie some while cotton fabric and some embroidery floss. She already new how to hand dye fabric. A few months after returning home, I received these cute elephants in the mail. I assembled them into a baby quilt. It is one of my favorite quilts. I love the colors Jessie used for the elephants. She has done some other animals for me as well and they are waiting to be assembled into a quilt.