Elephant Pillow

My elephant quilt came up in conversation this week.

Elephant Quilt - piecefulthoughts.com

My daughter and I were talking about ideas for a gift she wanted to make. I made this wedding quilt for her friend a year ago.

Wedding Quilt - piecefulthoughts.com

I had some fabric left over from the wedding quilt, so we decided to make an elephant pillow. The recipient likes elephants, and we had enough leftover fabric for the project.

My daughter did the appliqué. I think it came out so cute!

Elephant Quilt - piecefulthoughts.com

It makes me want to do another elephant quilt. I enjoyed stitching each of those little pachyderms, all 24 of them! I think one in bright contemporary fabric would really be fun.

While she was stitching on the pillow, I was working on my improv quilts. I took these stripes and made two (yep, two) mini quilts.

They turned out pretty well; can’t wait to show them to you!

Look for a post on Friday with those two fun improv finishes this week. Meanwhile, the moving truck is being loaded today, and tomorrow we begin the trek to move our daughter to Florida!

I’m linking up today with Susan and Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication and Lorna and Let’s Bee Sewcial at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Happy stitching, all!



15 thoughts on “Elephant Pillow”

  1. I love the elephant quilt and the cushion is adorable. Good luck with the improv. It’s something I just can’t get on with. I’m too much of a control freak I think xx

  2. The elephant quilt is great and it is so satisfying to get a small project out of scraps, like getting something for nothing, and it’s a lovely cushion. I’m intrigued by your improv, the grey fabric is lovely, it looks like tree trunks.

  3. Wendy, The elephant pillow is absolutely adorable. I’ll look forward to Friday and seeing what you put together. That’s a fun little sneak peek. Happy travels! Andrea

  4. Oh my goodness, that orange tailed elephant is cute. Imagine bright elephants in Kaffe fabric on a black/charcoal background.
    You are such a tease – I am so eager to see the mini quilts.

  5. I’d love to see the elephant quilt made in brights, I hope it will happen one day! Good luck with the Florida trip! Hope your daughter gets settled quickly.

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