Tuesday, September 6, 2022

ECV Donkey

This guy was very fun to sew!

I found this paper pieced pattern on Etsy at PatternsByShaley from her Almost FARMous Collection.  I added a couple of inches of fabric on the left side.  I felt that his nose was too close to the edge.

His process looked more intimidating than it really was.  Of course when the pattern is designed well, all the sections go together well.

With paper piecing I have learned that it’s best to let the seams go the directions they choose rather than trying to force them against their will.  I think overall the pieces lie flatter that way.

My son and grandson are members of the organization E-Clampus Vitus (ECV).  They are also known as Clampers.  The colors are red and black and the organization mascot is a donkey.  My grandson has a collection of ECV related items.  I like to think this wall quilt will be a fun addition to his collection.

Measuring 15.75” X 17.25”

August 2022 Calendar Journal


Mrs.B said...

That's a fabulous wall hanging Annie, it does look complicated. I'm sure your grandson will love this.
Avril x

Valerie-Jael said...

Your wall hanging is FABULOUS, I cannot imagine how you got it together and sewed it! Have a great week, Valerie

Turid said...

Such a fun paper pieced quilt. The removal of the paper is the worst thing with it. I love to look at your journal pages.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've seen paper piecing on TV quilt shows, but never saw the actual patterns. You did a fabulous job. I would never be able to do that.

As always, I adore your monthly calendar IL can't believe how busy you stay and how amazing your calendar looks at the end of the month. I especially like the bold blue highlights.

Lin said...

Oh those eyes! What a lovely donkey and a great quilt. OK so what is a Clamper? xx

Ramona said...

Wow!! He is just adorable! I wish I liked paper piecing more, but I will get enjoyment looking at your work. :)

craftytrog said...

I really loved your donkey when I saw him on Instagram Annie, he's simply gorgeous!
Great to see your completed August calendar too.

Vicki in MN said...

Oh my the donkey is so sweet. He reminds me of the wild ones we have seen in the deserts of Arizona.

Createology said...

Annie this is perfect for your Clamper men. I know all about ECV because my husband became a Clamper in the Downieville CA 1849 Chapter. And then he was also in the Devil Mountain Brigade…a very special opportunity. Yes, I was a Widder…not my style and I skipped most events. A very unique chapter in our Northern California 20 years.