Sunday, April 28, 2013

Elephants on Parade

 

A quilt for my grandson!

the elephant pattern:  Effie and Ollie Mini Elephant, from Heather Bailey
I enlarged the pattern on my copy machine to make the elephants bigger than the 4" size of the pattern.  We tied helium balloons to the noses as part of the baby shower decorations, but sadly, no pictures were taken of them.

the quilt pattern and fabric:  Bungle Jungle from Moda Bakeshop.  I can't seem to find the pattern right now to link to it.

It had been some time since I last made a quilt, and so I was delighted with this finished quilt.  It is big...plenty big enough for a toddler bed.  The quilting was done on my Pfaff machine using the seams and edge of my presser foot as stitching guides.

Making this quilt was very enjoyable for me, and now I want to make another, and another, and another.  But you know how it is, so much to do, so little time....  But seriously, now I'm looking for an excuse to make another baby quilt.   :)


The Front
The Back

 

12 comments:

  1. Adorbale elephants!! Love the quilt as well. Great work.

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun project.

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  2. Such a beautiful quilt. Love the colours. The elephants are cute too!

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  3. Love the elephants! And the quilt is so cute too! I love making baby quilts b/c they don't take so long that I get bogged down with it - plus they have a deadline :)

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    1. I think that's why I want to keep making more baby quilts--because they are smaller and I don't get bogged down like you said. I do need to work on my machine quilting though. I suppose it would get better the more I did it.

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  4. The elephants are sooo cute!Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the triangle shape. Its on my 'one day' list.

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  5. The elephants are adorable! I think your quilt is perfectly gorgeous! I really like one patch quilts. A triangle quilt is on 'one day' list. The back is cute too. Great fabric choices.

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  6. Oh my, these are seriously cute!

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  7. Ruth,

    The elephants and the quilt are ADORABLE!!!!! Love them all!!!

    Cindy

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  8. AnonymousMay 03, 2013

    I love how the back has the strip of triangles. I never think of doing creative stuff on the back, but it's a great place for a mini-design.
    April

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  9. AnonymousMay 12, 2013

    thanks for share..

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