Friday, February 24, 2012

Whacking off an Elephant's Tail is Not Easy

I spent a goodly amount of time playing with a layout for the Ellies yesterday.  The picture layout in the book has the four red elephants in all four corners.  Well I have only two of the reds.  They have elephants marching a different way on each row and I thought to go a different way with each block.  But they appeared to be butting heads so I decided to march them like the mag layout.

I have two of each design but they are both right facing and left facing.  And I had four large ones.  That left me with a dilemma.  Somewhere, somehow one was going to be close to the wrong one.

So I decided on this layout.  The four large ellies are diagonal down left to right and the reds are far apart and the other two are not next to each other either.  And everyone is marching in the correct direction.  And they all seem to be happy.

My problem now is the pattern.  It says to cut the elephant blocks to 15 1/2 x 15 1/2.  But the paperpiece blocks are 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 and they only reach 14 1/2 when put together.  Major dilemma, because the four large elephant blocks get their tails whacked off.  I find that difficult to do.  I guess I will have to do it today, but it is cerebra-technically tough to do.

glen:  how do you like THAT college word?  Carrie, did you read my blog today?????  LOL, I know the answer to that!


  1. Tail whacking??? You just can't see it behind that big tree the ellie is walking past....

  2. Well, sometimes ellies have to lose a bit to be beautiful.


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