Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pink Elephant on Parade

I took the time to look through some of my quilty books and decided I needed to make use of them. I opened up "Last Minute Patchwork" and decided on the cute Elephant for my daughter. I had some trouble deciding what fabric to use because I wanted it to be perfect. I didn't know what direction to go...modern, whimsy, etc. After much deliberation, I decided to go for a boutique style with some Michael Miller "It's a Girl Thing Eiffel Tower" in Blossom Pink. I grabbed some brown & pink checker fabric I had and a great fairytale-ish text print I received from Leona for the blanket.

The pattern was laid out pretty well and it actually came together pretty easy. I used freezer paper instead of making plastic templates like it says. I've never made anything like this before so I was pleased with how it turned out. I love the little braided yarn for the tail. I decided not to add the eyes because I love faceless dolls. 

This little cutie has been approved by my daughter :)

Last Minute Patchwork Elephant
Last Minute Patchwork ElephantLast Minute Patchwork Elephant



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32 comments:

  1. Just saw a pic of this little cutie on Pinterest and just had to pop over for a closer look :)

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  2. Oh Stephanie....she is way, way cute! What a lucky little daughter you have. Really precious!

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  3. So cute. I love your fabric choice!

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  4. Oh it is so adorable. Nicely done.

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  5. super cute -- I have this pattern but have not made it yet

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  6. I love the fabric you chose, very cute!

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  7. Really cute! I've got to add this to my to-do list for my new granddaughter!

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  8. i love the boutique-y look you went with! it's darling. i bet she loves it.

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  9. I absolutely love it. I'm going to have to check out that book. Lucky girl!

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  10. That is so cute! What's it stuffed with?

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  11. Totally cute! love the fabrics you picked out.

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  12. That elephant is such a cutie! I'll bet YOUR cutie just loves it!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  13. Sweet! Lovely fabric choice as well.

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  14. Dropped by from CIGAWW and TGIFF - absolutely adorable, love it :)

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  15. This is so sweet - love those fabrics!

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  16. This is the cutest elephant I have ever seen!

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  17. How cute! I love its little blankie thing on its back! :)

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  18. Very cute! Love the little tail.

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  19. The elephant rocks! I love softies. I've never heard of this book either, so I'm going to check it out!

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  20. That is absolutely adorable! I may have to make one for my granddaughter - she'd just love it! Whoop whoop for you!!

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  21. So cute. It's been a while since I've made a plushie and now I think I want to make another. :)

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  22. That's so cute -- I love the fabric you used!

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  23. I'm just about to make one of these for my sister. They're adopting in the next 2 weeks (hopefully!!) and she LOVES elephants. Yours is adorable!!

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  24. This is so cute! You did a great job and I love the fabrics you chose.

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  25. Very cute with the Michael Miller fabric!!

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  26. I love your elephant! Last Minute Patchwork is one of my favorite books. I've made a lot of projects from it and they all turned out well.

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