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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Elephant Parade

My stepdaughter and her husband are adopting a baby that is due to be born the end of April.  She is decorating the nursery in grays with a pop of teal and she loves elephants.  Well, isn't that just perfect (in so many ways!!)!  Lorna who blogs at Sew Fresh Quilts designed the adorable quilt, Elephant Parade, so I just had to follow her pattern and make this quilt for my stepdaughter and the new grand!!  Of course, I had to put my twist on it so it is a bit different from hers, and that is just fine.  It is not quilted yet but it will be on the frame soon!
I chose to do only elephants, use teal for the ears and some random sashing and the exploding pinwheel just for fun.  I also alternated the color placement on the elephants and the background.  Because I can't count and I make mistakes, I also had to make a wall hanging or a car seat blankie (it will be her choice)
I am linking up my almost-finish with Sew Fresh Quilts.

11 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a beautiful layout and use of Lorna's design; this is stunning and I hope it is well loved. :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Love your teal and grey take on the elephants! This is such a fun looking parade. Congratulations on the upcoming birth of a new grandchild!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Really awesome Susan! You are very creative! Welcome back to your blog! LOL

Maartje Quilt said...

Susoan this is so beautiful. I love what you did with the elephants and colors.

Karen Thurn said...

Very nice personal spin on the pattern.

Mtclifford said...

Very creative! I love the reverse elephants.

Karen said...

I just love how you spaced these all differently. And I love the teal. Well done!

QuiltSue said...

That looks great. What a lucky baby.

Claire said...

I really like your variation on the parade pattern, especially alternating light and dark backgrounds. Very effective quilt. I can imagine you are quite excited, waiting for the new baby.

Cathy said...

I love your variation!!!! Those pops of teal are perfect in so many ways!

MCAM Cornelisse said...

Love your elephant quilt!!!! When I make another one I will use your tails!!!