Monday, February 4, 2013

Elephant Parade

My little sister, Sarah, is pregnant with her first baby -- a boy -- due in late May.  It did not break my heart when she couldn't find a bedding set she loved and asked me if I'd make a quilt, crib skirt and window valances for his nursery.  I told her to find some fabric she liked and wanted me to use.

She found this crib sheet and said she loved the circles and the colors, but not the elephants.  She wants this, but with monkeys instead:

I bought a few of these sheets --- along with some other lime green, light blue and chocolate colored fabric --- and will start making her items soon.

In the meantime, her BFF (who is like a little sister to me) just had her 3rd baby (a boy) --- almost 5 weeks early.  He's 6+ pounds and healthy but I hadn't started on his quilt yet.  Turns out, he'll have elephants in his nursery.  Well that worked out well, don't you think?

I started by very carefully cutting the elephant part off the sheets I'd bought for my sister:

And came up with this, which went together in no time at all.  I think I'll add a brown border around the outside, then this will be ready to sandwich and quilt. 

The blue, green and brown for this one came from my stash and I found a way to put those cute little elephants to good use.  I love it when that happens!

I've got one other project to finish up before I start quilting this one, and I hope to have the other one ready to share later in the week.

~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat ~


  1. That's going to be lovely.
    I'm a big fan of brown shades,and green is my fave colour,they look great together.
    Put a photo on when finished.Those elephants are cute.
    Love Laura

  2. I love the colors and an unique idea for a quilt. Can't wait to see it finished. You are one busy lady, XOXO

  3. Blimey, you're motoring at the moment! I'm trying to find my sewing mojo -Andy's been in Boston for a week - he flies back tomorrow- and I've been so tired of an evening that I just couldn't motivate myself. January blues, hurrah for February!

  4. It is great when a part of one project fits into another so well.The Mum's will appreciate them so much. May, not so far away at all. Cheers from Jean

  5. What a great idea! The colors are perfect and I love that you left those green areas blank. I've seen your work enough to know those spaces might end up with some creative lettering!

  6. Love the colours and the elephants are so sweet

  7. That worked out so well! I love what you did with the leftover elephants.

  8. This is really cute. I like the elephant parade. I am now a follower so I can find my way back to see the monkeys ... :) Pat


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