Thursday, March 25, 2010


Elephants, and hippos, Oh My!
What a cute pattern this is, and fun to make, also. I downloaded it and made if from fabrics we have in stock at Threads That Bind (the local quilt shop I work at). I actually talked my boss into buying the border fabric because I selfishly loved it and wanted to make cute things out of it. I know, I'm bad that way! I loved making this top. The only problem I had was that it was a little tricky to enlarge the templates, but I figured it out. (Yes, I could have just gone to my copy shop and asked them to do it, but I like to do things myself, especially if it saves me enough money to buy a fat quarter or two!)
I love the Amy Butler fabric behind the giraffe - I was pleased to find the right color of green to go with the orange giraffe! And the fairy frost behind the hippo is really great as well. I like the combination of bright oranges and greens with the earthy browns and greys. Really makes a nice quilt for a special little person. I'm sending it to the shop unquilted, so I will have some time to think about how I am going to quilt this.

The pattern is by Marinda Stewart and it is called Giraffes, Elephants and Hippos - Oh My! There are many other wonderful free patterns on the Michael Miller Fabrics website also - lots of fun to check out! Lots of the fabric manufacturers have patterns now, it's a great way to see how to use many of the wonderful fabrics they are making. We really like them at the quilt shop, they make wonderful samples!

P.S. My machine is sounding much better after a good cleaning and oiling. I think I'm just a little paranoid about it!

1 comment:

FabricFascination said...

What an adorable pattern Pam!