This quilt was done at a quilting friend retreat. One lady, who had been quilting longer than the rest of us, though she was quite a few years our junior, provided the general pattern and we each put our own tweaks to it. My tweak was to have elephants marching across the strips of fabric. When I mis-cut the backing, a large (unplanned) piece from the front was used to mend the gap. It was this fortuitous error which provided the perfect backdrop for the appliqued monogram that followed. Talk about lemonade from lemons! Now if this ol' elephant can just remember that trick should it be needed again.