Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Elephant Family

I finished my Louisiana Traveling Quilt today and still had a bit of daylight, so to speak.  I'd been wanting to make a pillow using this pattern that I found on Pinterest and followed.  Sew Fresh Quilts is having a quilt along using Lorna's pattern here.  Her pattern is quite easy to follow, but you know me, I had to do my own thing, so I made a few changes.  

I wasn't interested in making a quilt because I have too many other projects going, but I really liked the idea of a pillow.  The color came about based on the scraps that were still sitting on my worktable.  

Those are the fabric scraps that I won on Silly Mama Quilts blog.  I've had them for a few weeks but didn't want to put them in the big scrap bin for fear they would get lost, so they've been waiting patiently for me to get to them, and this seemed to be the perfect project.  The little pieces in the pattern worked perfectly for using the scraps.

In Brooke's picture (above) I see one of the ears and, I think, the flower garden fabric.  I also used fabric from this bag for the little elephant and some of the background on the pillow.  

I really like this pillow.  I am excited for the grand-kids to come. They will want to play and take naps on it.  If that works, I may make a few with other animals.  

It's 18 X 18 inches so it's plenty big enough for napping.  Because I didn't have a pillow form that large, I just stuffed it and stitched it closed.  I may consider making a pillow form then adding a zipper in the bottom but perhaps not.  We'll see how it goes. 



Karen S said...

The elephants look great in the pillow. A lovely way to use them in a smaller project.

Kay said...

I just came over from Brooke's blog to see your cushion, it is just lovely and I am sure the grandchildren will be very happy with it. x

Deb said...

Hi! I popped over from Silly Mama's, too, to see your pillow. Great job! I just won scraps from her this week and just got an email, so I'll have to see what I can come up with to incorporate them like you did. I'm sure your grandchildren will love it!

Jill Fisher said...

Lucky grandkids! That's a sweet little nap pillow!