April 2013 archive

What is it about tumbling elephants that is just sew darn adorable???

I made this adorable baby quilt for a friend and I am very proud of how it turned out. I used this pattern here from Happy Dance Quilting blog as my inspiration. I changed it up a little bit but I am extremely pleased at the end results. I purchased a layer cake from my LQS, Buttonwood Quilts, as well as some matching yardage for the backing. The fabric line is called Good Morning! and it was made by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda. I cut the layer cake into four charm packs and used one of those charm packs plus part of a white charm pack for the top. The pink polka dot was a fabric from Joann Fabrics that has been in my stash for years and I think it was a great choice for a border and for the applique. The purple fabric was also a purchase from Joann Fabrics from years ago. It is great to finally break out some of those pieces and finally use them! I used a 5″ tumbler template that I purchased from my favorite shop: Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Tumblers pieced with border
Finished product

Closeup of quilting and applique


coordinating yardage for back

folded, tied, and ready to be delivered!