A couple of months ago (or longer!)
I started a baby quilt for my
Her mom, my niece, LOVED a
when she was little and this elephant,
went everywhere with her.
Last year I was in a quilt shop and found a pattern of an elephant
How could I NOT buy it for a future baby quilt for this niece?
Well, her baby was born in May
and I am going up to see them in July.
Time to finish this baby quilt!
Here is Ellie.
Isn't she fun??
The pattern had just one eye,
but as I am looking at this,
do you think she needs another eye?
(It's amazing what stands out in photos!)
I had no gray fabrics in my stash,
so had to go hunting for the fabrics.
Putting Ellie together Crazy Quilt style was fun and
MUCH easier than the pattern suggested.
(Thanks for the idea, Libby!)
I found this text fabric to use as the inner border
and then quilted words into the outer border...
kind of like a secret message.
It's hard to see the words, but they are there!
I hope Ellie is as loved by my Grand Niece
as her mom's Ellie was by her.
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