E is for Elephant

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts recently hosted an elephant-along.

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When I saw the pattern, I just had to make it.

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I haven’t finished it yet. These pictures are of just the flimsy (the un-sandwiched, un-quilted top.)

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My version is a bit bigger than hers, which makes it too big for a toddler. And I don’t know…the pattern is childish for an older kid or adult. So I don’t know who it will go to. Maybe I will keep it for myself, lol!

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Maybe someday there will be grandchildren and we can all snuggle under it out on the porch swing on a cool spring morning. (If I build it, they will come, maybe?…it worked for Kevin Costner, after all!)

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I think I’m going to embroider tails onto all the elephants.

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Lorna has generously made her very sweet elephant quilt pattern available for anyone to make for free! The directions are on her website, here. And check out this linky party to see all the cute variations people have made.

EI’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday).

 

About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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7 Responses to E is for Elephant

  1. Patrica says:

    I love your elephants but the little birds just make me smile! Thanks for sharing at Val’s Studio.

  2. That’s SO cute!! I think anyone would be happy to have it, babies in their life or not 🙂
    ~AJ Lauer
    an A-Z Cohost
    @ayjaylauer on Twitter

  3. Jessica says:

    It’s beautiful! And why not keep it for yourself? (Love the “if I build it, they will come” comment – I’ve tried to same thing with crocheting baby blankets…)

    Jessica
    2015 A to Z Blogger
    Visions of Other Worlds

  4. Congratulations on a fabulous quilt top, Nita! Love that you made this quilt your own by adding an extra row. Your elephants all look very happy to be in this colourful parade!

  5. Susan says:

    It’s wonderful! I could easily see that on a teen-age girl’s bed … especially one who liked elephants or animals! One of my boys would have loved it, too. Still would, but he’s not getting one. =)

  6. Your version came out so cute! I downloaded this pattern as I couldn’t resist it either.

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