See that cute little pink guy near the bottom? That one just gets me. I like elephants. But baby elephants, well, they are too adorable. They look hugable and loveable and cuddly. I know, it's a crazy fantasy to want to hug a baby elephant that probably weighs as much as I do (and I'm not skinny!) but I can't help myself.
Recently it seems, Facebook is wrought with baby elephant videos. One in which a baby is stuck in a hole and can't get out is just heartbreaking. Of course, the folks with the video camera help and save the day, but the struggle is real...because the little guy is not so little. But he's cute and mom is right there in a panic unable to help. Heart-wrenching, I tell you.
This video shows a newborn baby being protected and helped by the entire group of elephants as he struggles to get up. The video is a bit long (9 mins.) but let it stream and advance it so that you get to the end if you just have to see that he makes it.
Since they're so darling, I thought I'd look for a few quilts with elephants on them. Turns out that there are more than just a few. Plus, there are elephant fabrics, softies, pincushions, and other items. These are some of my favorites.
And this brings us back to the Sew Fresh Quilts "Elephant Parade" quilt along. This is the quilt you'd be making if you quilt along with Lorna, but she suggests that you can make other items just by using the pattern to make the elephants, then modify the project to suit your needs. I'm thinking pillow since I have too many other projects going right now.
Lorna is already in week two, so maybe you should scoot on over and get started!