Sunday, April 15, 2012

Elephant Sighting


crossing the rocky terrain looking hungry…


enjoying some bark and leaves…


Oh no – has he heard us???


off he goes – in search of a more private dining room…

Heather Bailey pattern – effie & ollie – finished in one evening – ok, one long evening, but still fairly quick to complete.  He’s only about 4 inches tall, so parts to turn outside out and stuff present some challenge, but pattern is easy to read and requires very little fabric.  He’s perfect pin cushion size, but destined to cheer up a coworker’s desk.  hopefully, she’ll ignore his belly seam – he’s a little overstuffed, and some of the stitches show more than I’d like them to.  I got this pattern to go with an elephant themed boy’s room, to accompany a baby quilt that I’ve just started and I wanted to test out the pattern.  

fabric is from the Silent Cinema collection from Jenean Morrison for Free Spirit Fabrics, “Pink Premiere”, which I wish I would’ve appreciated a little more when it was more widely available.  I really like it for this little guy and I think my friend will be happily surprised when she sees him sitting on her desk.  :-)


  1. That is one very cute elephant!!

  2. Oh, he/she is so adorable! I just bought a bit of that fabric and used it in my FWQ (haven't loaded pic yet).

  3. This is so cute! May I snag one of these photos to post on my Facebook page and link back here to your blog? Let me know! Thanks!

  4. Love it! always love jeneans fabrics, but your elephant is sooo cool!