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Thread: Thanks for the elephant pattern... here's what I made

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    Thanks for the elephant pattern... here's what I made

    A few weeks ago I asked you all for a free elephant pattern and got several suggestions. I decided on Prism 99's suggestion (http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/03/2...block-pattern/). I adapted it for paper piecing and made this quilt for my yet to be born great great niece. I stitched it on my 1947 featherweight and plan to FMQ it on the FW as well. The quilt measures 42" x 45".... that's not a usual baby quilt size but I hope it will be good for the baby to lay on to play or get cuddled in. Thanks Prism 99 for the great suggestion..... and others for their suggestions as well. The baby's room is brown and pink stripes and pink stuffed elephants around the room. I hope my great niece likes my design.
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    Your elephant quilt is adorable! It has a great modern look that today's new mom will love!

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    Very nice, that is going to be so cute in the baby's room. Nice featherweight, very similar to mine which I use for all my piecing.

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    i love your elephants
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    Lovely quilt.

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    Thanks, Tartan. I was worried about the quilt not being modern enough for this mom. I hope you're right. She lives a long way from me so I've not seen the room up front and personal.


    Annie, I love my FWs. I have a fancy embroidery machine that I bought several years back but I use the FW most of the time anymore. I can't get away from the click, click, click sound she makes.... love it.

    Thanks for the comment, Nan. I'd never done elephants before and had to adapt the pattern for paper piecing but it turned out, I think.

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    Thanks, Joy. lynn

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    Very cute!
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    Darling quilt!! You've done a super job on it! Love the elephants! Your FW could be a twin to mine.
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    any small size is baby size. can be used in the crib, changing table when out somewhere, on the floor, etc. great quilt!!!

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    I love it!!!!!

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    Very nice! How do you go about FMQ ing on your FW? I'd love to figure out how to do that. Thanks
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    I have a granddaughter that used pink & brown in her baby's room. I had never heard of it before. I guess that shows my years old.

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    Oh my goodness. That's super super cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    Very nice! How do you go about FMQ ing on your FW? I'd love to figure out how to do that. Thanks
    Well, I bought a walking foot for my FW from sew-classic that works just fine for straight stitching. For curves, I have a darning foot with a cover for the feeddogs. Some people say that FMQ will cause the motor to overheat but I've not had a problem... I don't sew it that fast and I take breaks. I'm not sure yet what color thread to use for quilting but I think brown since I've used the same fabric for the backing.

    Thanks to everyone for their kind comments.

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    What a cute quilt!

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    I'm not much for doing animals and recognizable shapes but I have to say I like the elephant!!!
    Great color choices for it too. It has an "Indian" feel about it.

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    Darling quilt--it's adorable and modern. Love your FW too! Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks again, everyone. This has been fun to put together.

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    very cute nice job!!!!
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    It's very cute...

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    Very cute! I always make baby quilts larger so they grow into them! To much work to not use for awhile! Your fabrics are beautiful!

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    I love elephants! What a unique quilt! I like it a LOT!

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    Awesome quilt...

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    Great job....

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