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    looking for an elephant quilt block pattern

    I'm about to become a great-great aunt and the new little niece's baby room will be brown and pink with elephants. I have one paper pieced pattern of an elephant head but it doesn't really look much like an elephant. So, do any of you know where I could find a free pattern for an elephant bock?

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    Those are both adorable.... Thanks, Prism99.

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    A place to look may be in a coloring book. Or you could try googling elephant applique and see if any of the results lead you to a free link.

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    Go to MH Designs website ... I was just on there last night and they have a baby quilt with baby elephants in pastels walking around the quilt. It was adorable!
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    This has an elephant pinwheel about half way down the page.
    http://www.winnowing.com/patterns.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim View Post
    A place to look may be in a coloring book. Or you could try googling elephant applique and see if any of the results lead you to a free link.
    Thanks, Sam..... I've done this before and made some really nice blocks with applique. I found a couple I could use for this quilt..... just have to decide exactly how I want this quilt to turn out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Go to MH Designs website ... I was just on there last night and they have a baby quilt with baby elephants in pastels walking around the quilt. It was adorable!
    It took me awhile to find the one you're talking about. It's really cute. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    This has an elephant pinwheel about half way down the page.
    http://www.winnowing.com/patterns.html
    This one is really cute, too. Thanks..... Now it's a matter of deciding how to combine all these ideas and come up with one. I think this is the hardest part of quilting!!

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    I did one recently- I got some lovely elephant fabric Valori Wells by freespirit I think its called karaveck http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....b-f13c90dccfe1 and I appliqued the elephants as they were quite big- they fit onto a 12" block

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    I was just going to mention irishPhoenix's quilt and her choice of fabric to you - it's really adorable!
    Her thread is http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...g-t202822.html
    And this fabric comes in pink too... oh heck i may have to make one just in case lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTxRed View Post
    I was just going to mention irishPhoenix's quilt and her choice of fabric to you - it's really adorable!
    Her thread is http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...g-t202822.html
    And this fabric comes in pink too... oh heck i may have to make one just in case lol.
    I love the pink lol!! One of each colour you would be prepared for every eventuality - apart from twins!!
    if you want I can send you my design-I havn't typed it up yet though! Iwas going to post it on my blog at some stage, I have just been a bit slow with organising things

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    Here is an adorable paper pieced elephant block. I have this pattern PM me if you would like to have it. http://penguinandfish.blogspot.com/2...i-all.html?m=1
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    They have a cute applique one here: www.victorianaquiltdesign.com. Click on pattern page, then go to past patterns & scroll down until you find it. It also has a lion, giraffe & a hippo. If all else fails you could get a coloring page online & do an applique that way. Anyway you go, I'm sure it will be cute. Happy hunting & sewing Great Auntie!! Congratulations.
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    My usual approach is to go to coloring pages, download a picture then applique it.

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