May 20, 2012

Erin's Blue Elephant Quilt is ready to go


You may remember that my granddaughter Erin asked me to make her an Elephant Quilt like the one below.  I told her I'd be happy to, but she couldn't be in a hurry.  She wanted her elephant to be blue.

Sweet Elephant Baby Quilt / eco friendly custom hand crafted blanket

I really didn't like much about the above quilt.  Way too much white, with an elephant plopped down towards the bottom.  I was sure I could do better, while keeping with the spirit of what Erin asked for.


I decided to do small 3" triangles for the elephant body, and some square patchwork for the ear.  I tried to place a bit of dark where I thought the eye should be.  I did some green HSTs to imitate grass; and found some blue batik for the "sky".  I used Kona Deep Blue for the binding.  Over all I'm very pleased with the quilt top.  Below is the back.  I used some leftover 3" triangles for the center band.


Erin moved to the North Carolina Coast, this month, and so far I don't have her new address!  When I get it the Blue Elephant Quilt will be on it's way.
May your bobbins always be full,

10 comments

  1. The quilt turned out great! I love that you gave the elephant a background to sit on =D

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  2. Oh my!! This elephant quilt is wonderful. I'm sure your granddaughter is/was thrilled with it. So very creative, and I agree that there's way too much white in the original quilt. I like all the color that you added.

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  3. I like the idea of a background for the elephant. It makes it seem more like a picture . Then something just floating on the fabric.

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  4. You are amazing! I love it! You have the best eye fro colors...something I stink at!

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  5. So adorable!! beautiful elephant and love the grass!

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  6. Oh my goodness, I love the elephant! I like your revision to the background, it looks really good.

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  7. This elephant quilt is fab! Have a good vacation :)

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  8. Wonderful quilt!! You have done an awesome job. The patchy elephant is perfect.

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  9. A masterpiece! She will love it forever, I'm sure. I'm enjoying your quilts and blog.

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  10. This is really cute! I am sure she will love it.

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