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« on: July 19, 2018 06:10:33 AM »

We became first time grandparents last week to the most adorable baby girl in the world  Grin

Her mommy loves elephants and told us the baby room would feature them regardless of the baby’s gender so I set to work.  Couldn’t find any cute elephant fabric locally so I purchased a panel, cut out the elephant and worked with the colours on it.  I thought it wasn’t ‘baby’ enough but my hubby said it was modern baby and go for it, so I did.

Our DIL loved it.  I think our son is still getting used to being a daddy and didn’t say much  Smiley   I used the same pattern that I made him a quilt with 10 years ago.  


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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018 07:49:04 AM »

WOWEE!!  Beautiful use of a panel and I love that you weren't afraid of color!  She'll be the coolest grandbaby on the [email protected]
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018 07:57:47 AM »

Congratulations, that is exciting news! The colors are magnificent and I love that mosaic-looking pattern. Very nice!
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018 07:58:50 AM »

The bright, contrasting colours are great for a baby, that is lovely!
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018 09:13:31 AM »

Beautifully done!  And congrats on the new addition to your family.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2018 11:58:26 AM »

Congratulations on becoming a Grandma-ma!  That's a vibrantly-colorful elephant quilt that I'm sure Baby Girl (and Mommy/Daddy) will always treasure.  I just noticed that the black rectangles make a symmetrical pattern whereas the arrangement of the other colors do not; was that on purpose or did it just randomly occur?
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2018 03:13:47 PM »

I just noticed that the black rectangles make a symmetrical pattern whereas the arrangement of the other colors do not; was that on purpose or did it just randomly occur?

Good eye … it was done on purpose.  I didn't want to use black at first but needed one more colour so used it and then made sure two black didn't touch anywhere.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2018 08:28:28 AM »

Congratulations on becoming grandparents.  Your quilt is lovely and should be treasured for a long time to come.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018 07:41:32 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2018 09:20:42 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

Oh wow, thanks!
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