Thursday, 12 November 2015

Penelope's Elephant Baby Quilt

Hi there
This is my latest finish.  a baby quilt commissioned by my sister for a friend of ours Sharon who became a Grandma( to Penelope) for the first time last week.
I love making quilts for babies so was very happy to be given free rein with the design.  The brief was new mummy Hollie loves orange and elephants.
Fantastic, orange was not a colour I had a lot of in my stash but luckily I was able to stock up at the quilt show back in September.

 This is my drawing I worked from.
The elephant and balloons are raw edge machine applique and I used bondaweb.


 Prairie points were perfect to frame the little elephant.


 Borders added.....
....and onto the frame for quilting.  I used one layer of Hobbs 80/20





 Love the stripey binding




My gift to the new baby was some crochet. I love making clothes for babies, they're so cute!








This has been a busy month for me. I finished a customer quilt and I'm working on another commission which will be going to the USA.
I WILL be ready to start Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt at the end of the month.
Looking forward to it.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Happy sewing til next time
Rhianon.

7 comments:

Genee' Davis said...

Oh man! I just got so excited and disappointed at the same time! At first I read YOU were coming stateside! I wish! I thought we'd have to get together with other FIF sisters and meet up! Maybe one day!
What a beautiful and gorgeous baby gifts you made for your friend! The mother will love and cherish them all! Lucky little girl!

Genee' Davis said...

Oh man! I just got so excited and disappointed at the same time! At first I read YOU were coming stateside! I wish! I thought we'd have to get together with other FIF sisters and meet up! Maybe one day!
What a beautiful and gorgeous baby gifts you made for your friend! The mother will love and cherish them all! Lucky little girl!

Doreen Auger said...

Your fabric choices are superb!!! The stripe-y border & binding adds so much to the "circus"/whimsy feel of this one (along with the prairie points which remind me of the circus tents). Your quilting continues the 'feel' and I'm so glad those were her fave colors!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!! Hugs.......

Michelle said...

I love the swirls! That's such a pretty baby quilt.

Michele said...

That is just adorable and all the other goodies are so cute too. Nicely done.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Rhianon, this is one cutey patootey of this elephant baby quilt!! But you must have a wonderful time making all these lovely baby items!!

Seams French said...

What a darling quilt! It's whimsical and fresh, and beautifully executed. Love the border as well. You captured a perfect circus feel. Lucky baby.

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