Monday, May 30, 2016

May is for Makers

I purchased a pattern from Abby Glassenberg Design/ while I was still in rehab. I had the best intentions of sewing it as soon as I got home but it didn’t happen. I am going to share it anyway, as a May is for Makers post. I strongly believe that we should support independent pattern makers by purchasing their patterns. So here’s a review of this cute Patchwork Elephant pattern.

This model shown was made using a jelly roll, but you can simply use yardage or anything you want. The only other things you need are 2 button eyes (or not - if for a baby ink or embroider the eyes) and stuffing. The finished elephant is 12” long x 4” wide x 9” tall. There are instructions to cut and sew a jelly roll into yardage. Next you cut out the pattern pieces. Very clear instructions with photos guide you step by step to assemble your elephant. Lastly, stuff and close. Ears, tusks and tail are made separately and attached to the stuffed elephant. Isn’t it cute? I have a two year old great-niece that I must make one for. I think she’ll love it.

I’ll be back on Wednesday with the first block of the 101 Patchwork Patterns by Ruby McKim quilt. Please stop by and check it out. I am writing detailed instructions that will be available to download as a pdf. I will also include a photo tutorial on how to sew the block. A beginning quilter should be able to make this block with no problem.

One final fun thing I want to share. There is a blog hop starting on June 1st that I was going to participate in, but had to withdraw. Each blogger will have a small project to share that fits the theme Opposites Attract and uses only three fabrics. Please visit for a list of participants. I’m looking forward to meeting some new quilters.