Thursday, September 30, 2010

Elephant Quilt

 I started a quilt for Ronan a couple of months ago and was able to finish it up just be fore we left Minneapolis.  These are shots of the quilt as I was pinning it to machine quilt.  It is part of my stash busting year in which I use only fabrics that I have on hand.  I had to cheat a little bit to get a small amount of grey fabric for the elephant and Ronan's name.  Also, I think I had to buy the satin binding, but other than that it is all stuff I had!   I am glad to report that the batting was even left over from another quilt. 

I designed the quilt myself with a lot of inspiration from Red Pepper Quilts and Handmade By Alissa, two of my favorite blog quilters right now.  The elephant image was taken from a Quilting magazine and the letters from the Arial font enlarged and printed out on our computer.

More shots of the finished product soon!


  1. This turned out so cute. What a lucky boy. I love the elephant!

  2. Very cute! I love how you used mostly fabric, scraps, and batting you have on hand. I've ben trying to clean out my closets, so I totally appreciate using what you already have.

    Thanks for your comment on my sweater vests. I have a few more sweaters in my closet just "itching" to be turned into something a kid can wear, since I never wear them!