Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Elephant Patchwork Quilt: In Progress

I've been plugging away at the elephant patchwork quilt I first posted about here. I started by cutting 4.5" squares from all the fabric.
Then, I started arranging the blocks randomly on the floor to see how it would all come together. This step is one of my favorites, and it is clearly one of my daughter's as well. She always asks if she can help.
A lot of the times, even though she's asked to help, she jumps in and starts telling me where the blocks need to go. I have to reign her in and tell her that this is mommy's fun time and she's stealing it. No, just kidding. I am hogging her play area floor so it was only fair to let her help. This time, I let her arrange the blocks toward the end all by herself and I would come and check each row as she went. It actually became a teaching moment.
The best part of it all, the reason why I love this little spunky, hilarious five year old, was when she completed a row or liked what she had done, she threw her hands up in the air and exclaimed, "Perfection!". Oh, the things that come out of this child's mouth.
The top is all sewn together and I love it just as it is. I want to keep it for myself honestly.
Making and applying the appliques is the next step. I'm a tad nervous about this part knowing that this could make or break the final result.  More to come...
LINKED TO:
Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday
I Have to Say... for Show and Tell Tuesday
Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

12 comments:

  1. It looks great! Isn't it funny how kids are so much more willing to praise their own work than we adults are? We always find fault with what we've done, but they see 'perfection'!

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  2. How cute is your daughter?! And a lovely quilt top as well. :) Love when the kids get to help out.

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  3. This is awesome! I love seeing the young sewing :)

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  4. I love the soft colors you've chosen. And your daughter is adorable!

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  5. Looks beautiful! I can't wait to see how the elephants look on it.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! The colors look so sweet and soft together. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  7. So softly and sweetly beautiful...the quilt and your helper!

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  8. Hi Stacy! What an adorable little helper you have there! She's right, it does look like perfection! Those colors are so serene! Love your blog by the way!

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  9. What fun Stacy! It will be great whatever you do don't worry!

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  10. I am in love with the colors in your quilt! Your daughter is adorable and good for you for letting her help - sometimes we really do say stop stealing mommy's fun time! I may adopt her "perfection" move - we should all be so proud of ourselves from time to time!!

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  11. They are such gorgeous colours! and if you ever want to share your little helper, I have a lot of blocks that need laying out !

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  12. Such a sweet quilt! I recently made a simple patchwork quilt - similar colours just a bit more saturated. One of my all time favourites for sure!

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