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« on: November 02, 2007 10:58:44 AM »

I'm the world's greatest procrastinator and have a gazillion projects going, but I'm so excited that I've finally finished my grandson's second birthday present. (OK, he's almost three now, but at least he now has an elephant to add to his menagerie...) I made it from a RumpledQuiltskins pattern http://www.rumpledquiltskins.com/. My quilt group had a batik fabric exchange so I pieced some of the batiks together to make the fabric for his body. I haven't sewn stuffed animals for awhile and I had to argue with the tusks a bit to get them in, but in general I'm really tickled with how he turned out. Here are a couple of pictures of the little guy. (I've not posted pictures before so I may have to fiddle around a bit to get them to show up properly.)



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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007 11:11:17 AM »

He's absolutely gorgeous!! I want one. The batik just calls to me. I have a ton of different colours of batik fabric in my stash just waiting for that perfect project, and can never seem to settle on just one. You've really inspired me with the elephant!

You should be very proud of your heffalump. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007 11:44:27 AM »

Thank you! I love batik fabric, too, and can never decide what to do with all of it. I've recently gotten into making my own fabrics by pieceing pretty ones together.  This little guy is made by top stitching the washed fabric to unwashed muslin in a wrinkle pattern. Then when you wash him the muslin shrinks and wrinkles him up. I thought it was a really clever idea. I'm considering making some of the other RumpledQuiltSkins animals.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007 12:01:46 PM »

He's a splendid elephant, well worth waiting for. Batiks just seem like the right thing to make an elephant from.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007 12:37:08 PM »

He's beautiful, the fabric is very pretty. Thanks for the link, she has some awesome patterns! I'm constantly buying fat quarters, her little stuffed animals would be great for them, I think.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007 12:48:20 PM »

Beautiful!  What a treasure for your grandson, and with any luck (and a little care) a wonderful family heirloom.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007 01:08:12 PM »

He's so amazingly cute! So colorful.  I want one! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007 01:13:45 PM »

That turned out great! I am making the Rumpled Quilt Skins cow later (after holiday stuff). I got blue polka dot cloth and a scrap of blue minky to use. After seeing the elle, I'm even MORE excited.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007 01:36:40 PM »

O he is so sweet! luv em!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2007 10:31:08 PM »

That turned out great! I am making the Rumpled Quilt Skins cow later (after holiday stuff). I got blue polka dot cloth and a scrap of blue minky to use. After seeing the elle, I'm even MORE excited.
Please be sure and post a picture of your cow when you get it finished. The blue polka dot cloth sounds really cute with the minky. I love minky, it's so soft. I may do the snake next and/or one of the fish. Though I do like the cow, too. And the lion. And...just what I need are a gazillion more projects to start!!
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