Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Elephants Are Coming!

I've been crazy in love with elephants ever since Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts
created the most adorable quilt pattern, Elephant Parade, and had us quilt along with her.
Thanks, Lorna, for such a sweet pattern...I've had so much fun!


Even with my elephants going the wrong way and scaring that poor turtle, I love how it turned out.
To finish it, I added a double ruffle and some very simple wavy lines to quilt it.


I'm thinking of making another one in shades of blue (and no ruffle) for a more Monkey Boy look.
Don't you want to make one, too!


AND...

The Tree Bird blog hop is still happening...check out all the creative birdie things going on.
You can find the whole schedule by clicking HERE.
I have a GIVEAWAY going on right now along with the Tree Bird Blog Hop, so check it out, too!
HERE

37 comments:

Britt-Inger said...

My elephant parade is also marching on, but I haven´t sewn the birds and the flowers yet. I love your pink and girly quilt. It is so appropriate with the ruffles. Thank you for sharing.

Jeanie said...

I do love a parade...especially with pink elephants! Love it!

KaHolly said...

Making Elephant Parade finally got to the top of my list and I made my large elephants yesterday. They were so much fun, I can't wait to start on the babies today!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

gorgeous Carol!!!

Annie said...

Millions of finished elephants will be marching the internet now! LoL It's such a cute design.

Needled Mom said...

That is super cute and you don't even notice the wrong way elephants. There are always some children who don't follow their parents!!!! lol

WeedyMama said...

What a happy quilt! Makes me wish I had a little person to make one for. Hmmm..... I'm thinking.

tubakk said...

I've not started to think about a new elephant quilt yet. I have some more blocks to sew on my first one. A really happy project to take part in. Thanks for the inspiration to start a parade of pink elephants.

Lorna McMahon said...

I am 'tickled pink' by your fabulous finish, Carol. The addition of those delicate ruffles is just the icing on this delicious cake! Love the organic wavy line quilting. That is one of my fave methods for a fast and fun finish. Oh... I hope you do make another in blue, too!!!

Corrie H. @ Mountain Stitches said...

Looks Great! I bet you are very happy with how it turned out.

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful Carol...love your photos :)

Mary Ann said...

I see nothing wrong way about this quilt. I love the big eyes on the turtle as he came face to face with the baby elephant. LOL Made me laugh. Very nicely finished.

Vickie said...

I laughed out loud....literally because that turtle is scared !

Lesley said...

Love your quilt so much! So pretty and fresh and makes me smile. Yay you!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the pink elephants, and the poor little turtle....I would call it the pink elephant stampede! They are so cute. Great job I have enjoyed watching you work on this quilt.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love, love, love how this turned out! blessings, marlene

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your Elephants on Parade quilt turned out great. I do love the ruffle on the top of the quilt.

Lana said...

When do you have the time to CREATE all this BEAUTY??? I love your little elephants!!!

Lana said...

When do you have the time to CREATE all this BEAUTY??? I love your little elephants!!!

Shasta Matova said...

This is beautiful! Love the pink elephants!

O'Quilts said...

Just darling!!

Michele said...

Very sweet and I was just thinking that the Monkey Boys would probably not appreciate that one. The color you know. :)

Valerie Reynolds said...

Oh I love your pink elephants!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Oh I love your pink elephants!

Scrapatches said...

Your Elephant Parade is cute, cute, cute! Mine is still a thought in my head and fabric stack near my cutting table ... aw, well, maybe someday ... until then I shall enjoy the pretty eye candy ... :) Pat

Kimberly Hoyt said...

Love it! So cute and love your fabric choices.

Nita said...

Oh, I love the ruffle on top. What a great idea! I may just have to do something similar because I wanted to add a 6th row but don't have enough of the grey elephant fabric. Maybe some ribbon stripes or chevrons at top and bottom will add the length I'm looking for. Thanks for the inspiration!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Your version is so lovely and feminine. :)

KaHolly said...

You've done a beautiful job! Am loving the ruffles especially!

Maartje Quilt said...

So beautiful!!!!! Love to see the other one you intend to sew. And yes I made four elephant parade quilts already!!!! So fun to do.

Karen Thurn said...

Very cute pink elephants and I like the addition of the double ruffle. Great to see so much individuality coming out with all the quilts on this parade.

Mtclifford said...

That is just adorable! Seeing pink elephants is a good thing!

Karen said...

Love the pink elephants and ruffles. I'm really enjoying all the unique finishes. Great job!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

The pink elephants are so fun!

Debby said...

I like the idea of doing a pink or blue parade for the perfect gift. The turtle does look a little scared with the elephants marching toward him - it makes me smile. :-) No one would have guessed it was a mistake if you didn't tell them. Linky party has given me so many ideas.'

Nita said...

I've been looking at all the finishes for quilting ideas. I like your wavy lines. Did you use a walking foot?

Heather said...

love the whimsy of pink elephants. Thanks for sharing, it is so inspirational to view the finished project.