Elephants on Parade
Sometimes we just want a little something different…
As you know, I’ve been cleaning my sewing room and I came across this elephant pattern purchased months ago. It was so much fun to audition fabrics! I found several fabric combinations, so I decided to make a plastic template for the parade of elephants I am planning. The instructions are clear. Choose three fabrics…
Add a little batting to the ears…
Triple stitch…(elephantinely slow)
Stuff.Perfect for a boy or a girl!I purchased this pattern online from Retro Mama HERE
Later, I noticed a Free Elephant pattern HERE
Now that I have a plastic template…I have visions of Free Motion Quilted elephants dancing and playing the piano like Peter the Elephant HERE Enjoy!
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37 responses to “Elephants on Parade”
I love the fabrics you chose
As always, wonderful!
So cute, ganna make one this evening.
Thank you for sharing.
Very cute little elephant Lori!
Loved the video of Peter too.
Love your choice of fabric. Thanks for the pattern
Too cute, thanks for sharing
When I saw your subject title of Elephants on Parade, I thought maybe you were talking about the same pattern I am making for a baby quilt, actually more toddler size. I had been looking for more color ideas for it but now I see it’s a completely different pattern. The pattern I am using is from Under the Garden Moon, designer is Mindy Johnston & Amy McClellan.
Have a friend who makes these as pin cushions. They are adorable and have become a “must have” by many in our local guild.
Does she make them full sized?
thankyou for the link to pattern, and Peter the elephant playing piano is very funny
So cute! Like those fabric choices. I see a whole family of these in your future.
I will have to put these in a baby quilt! Thank you for the excellent idea.
Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing as always!!!
Love!! This one is my personal favorite. I’ve made dozens. http://www.heatherbaileystore.com/product-p/mp004-eo.htm
Oh my gosh! “Peter the elephant” is so cute! Love the elephant on the right, jamming with the music! Thanks for sharing!
Very nice thanks for sharing
What a cute post! LOVED the video of Peter the Elephant playing the piano! And your little guy is adorable!
Everything lovely! Gonna give it a try for my nieces…
But those dancing elephants, oh boy, they are the BEST! 😀
Peter the Thai elephant playing ragtime and dancing with friends made my day! That is why we love all things elephant–what dear sensitive creatures they are.
Wasn’t that amazing and funny. The elephant really seemed to be smiling!
Love your elephant’s fabrics.
Thanks for sharing the link to the circus – I always love circus sounds but clowns always scared me!
Thanks for sharing. The free pattern looks identical to the one you bought! Love the dancing elephants!
new granddaughter – perfect – thank you
The elephants would be so cute appliqued on a quilt – along with the floppy ears!
Thank you, Lori! The Papa, Mama and baby elephants are so cute!
This is soooo cute! Thank you!!
I’m a few weeks behind on my podcasts and I just listened to you today on Pat Sloan’s show. I feel like I know you, even if this was the first time I have heard your voice. Kudos to you! And I do love this elephant. It would make a great scrappy applique baby quilt. And you could really have fun auditioning fabrics! Love everything you do.
Thank you! What a nice thing to say!
love it. so cute.
oh my gosh, this elephant is so cute. I have no idea what I will do with one, but I have to make them. might take away from my quilting time though. HMM
I love that while your focus is free motion quilting, you don’t hesitate to share something different with us!!
He’s so cute!! 😀
Can you read one more “cute” ? best word for this elephant !!! Our extended family loves elephants in any form..will make a bunch ! Thank you..
Marta You’re hilarious!
I fell in love with your elephant — and with Peter! Just finished making three of them today as gifts. Thanks for the idea!
Wow! You are prolific! Aren’t they fun?
Super cute. I really like the fabrics you chose to make you elephant out of. Very pretty