Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday Finish - Happy Elephants

There hasn't been a finish here in a while, so I'm pretty excited!

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

This quilt broke my rule about not making a quilt for anyone at work. I was afraid if I started it would open a giant can of worms and hurt feelings, but this seemed like the time to make an exception. Actually, I just revised my rule: only baby quilts, and only for people on my team. 

I didn't post any progress photos because it was a super secret surprise for a very special baby who will be here in about seven weeks! My building engineer and his wife are expecting their first baby, a little boy named Brayden, in June. 

As soon as he showed me their inspiration photo (above from Pinterest) and told me he was going to recreate the chevron wall, I knew what I was going to do. 

A quick search of elephant fabrics turned up this perfect Michael Miller line called Happy Elephants. I decided to keep the elephant fabric on just one row so that the rest of the quilt would mimic the painted wall.

On the back I put the matching madras plaid, which also made the cutest binding!

I quilted straight lines in the chevrons, and a continuous curve design (thank you, Angela!) in the background.

Then I added some spiral swirls in the elephant section to give it a little special touch.

The shower was Tuesday, so I can finally share this fun finish. Mom and Dad were so appreciative that I am glad they were deemed "quilt worthy." 

What are you celebrating today?

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