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Let’s Bee Social #55

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Midweek news.  Yesterday I posted this photo and shared about my source of inspiration for this baby quilt design.  I also wrote about the processes I followed to arrive at this point.  You can read that post here.

Happily, Northcott Fabrics is as excited to see this come to life as I am, and will be sponsoring this project.  I can hardly wait to see those bright solids from their ColorWorks cottons collection become shaped into these adorable animals!   Hmmmm….. I’m thinking the making of these blocks would be great material for a tutorial or two.  What do you think?

Is anyone up for a Quilt Along?
Let’s have some ELEPHUN!

Beginning in February, I plan to show a block each week and would like to encourage you to quilt along and test them out.  You can try out as many or as few blocks as you like.  Make a quilt or make a mini.  Make a cushion.  Make whatever your imagination leads you to make!

A quilt along button has been added to the right sidebar.  If you are interested in quilting along, please add the button to your blog and help to spread the word.

Join the Elephant Parade!
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NOW…. Let’s PARTY!!!!  What’s new with you?

If you are not sure what Let’s Bee Social is all about, you can read the details here.

Before I sign off, just wanted to let you know….
It’s day 3 of the Island Batik – Sock Hop Blog Hop and I am heading over to visit with Connie @ Freemotion by the River .  She’s always got something beautiful to share on her blog.

Let’s BEE SOCIAL and offer Connie a warm Sew Fresh Quilts welcome!

Keep On Quilting On!

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49 Responses

  1. Vera says:

    Yay, great news!

  2. Oh what cool news, Lorna! And it will be fun to see it as a Quilt Along. I might just have to participate for a block or mini… I look forward to it! 🙂

  3. Lace Faerie says:

    Sounds like fun! Looking forward to this QAL!

  4. Hi Lorna! Good news! I'm so happy you get solids to make this Super quilt! I do my best to join the QAL Your elephants will march on my sidelist. Happy sewing day! x Teje

  5. Hildy says:

    That'll be a lot of fun!

  6. Really fun project Lorna, so sweet, and kids love elephants!

  7. What a cute quilt this will be! 🙂

  8. Marly says:

    I'm in for the QAL, I love your hefalumps (as Winnie the Pooh said ); now just to find the time!

  9. Kate says:

    I'd surely like to try a few of these blocks. 🙂

  10. That will be a sweet baby quilt, Lorna! Those elephants are really adorable.

  11. Ruth says:

    Definitely in for the QAL – this looks like so much fun!

  12. Cheryl says:

    What a wonderful quilt a long idea! I am totally in!

  13. Zenia Rene says:

    This would be a great tutorial! I may consider doing the QAL too!

  14. What a creative and original idea. Love the pops of color!

  15. Those elephants are adorable. Congrats of getting a sponsor for the project.

  16. Patti says:

    Yes! I was hoping you'd have a QAL! I have a new grand-boy due in a few months and this will be fantastic! Thanks for all that you share with us, Lorna! You're a doll!

  17. Carla says:

    That sounds so fun Lorna! I hope to have time to try an elephant or two : )

  18. Lara B. says:

    \”Elephun\” Hee hee hee. Lorna, this is wonderful all around! I love the playfulness of your design and now how cool that you are going to do Elephant Parade as a Quilt-along!!! And how cool that Northcott is sponsoring you! I foresee an upswing in sales for that great Ed Emberley elephant fabric. I have to go buy some now. LOL One of the things on my very long \”to do\” list is to make another baby quilt, so count me in! I probably won't finish in time, but it will be fun attempting. Thank you for doing this for all of us!

  19. Rachel says:

    I really like this quilt! It's very cool that you're going to share this. Is it going to be paper pieced?

  20. Ooh I think I might just have to make an elephant or two 🙂

  21. I love this quilt and may have to try a few of those blocks.

  22. Lara B. says:

    PS – I forgot to ask you this Lorna: How much fabric do we need for the backing if we make the whole quilt?

  23. Jayne says:

    Oh how cool! Love the sponsor news! I may have to try this QAL out. It's to dang cute to resist!

  24. those elephants are just precious! Too. cute!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  25. Sounds like fun! I will have to find a way to make a block or two.

  26. Scrapatches says:

    Love the elephants … may have to sew a few of these … 🙂 Pat

  27. Anonymous says:

    um, yes! it's ADORABLE and i would love some tutorials! can't wait! 🙂

  28. Terry says:

    Thanks for the elephant quilt along! I hope to make at least a small quilt. :0)

  29. Anonymous says:

    Sound like this will be a fun quilt along!

  30. Totally in on this and can't wait! I've added it to my blog… this is going to be great!!! Loving this so much!

  31. Laney says:

    Oh I think this would make a FUN QAL! 🙂

  32. Lisa J. says:

    I'm looking forward to joining in at least with a mini for your fun looking quilt along.

  33. Pam says:

    What fun, I may have to make an elephant or two!

  34. Rosa says:

    Súper this piercing or aplique pattern?

  35. Now this is an adorable quilt idea!!

  36. Jean says:

    Yes! I am joining in.

  37. Vicki says:

    So exciting that Northcott is sponsoring your new quilt! It is just darling and I know that your QAL will be fun.

  38. EmileeHope says:

    I don't think my other comment went thru-I adore elephants so am so excited about this! Now to just hope I can find the time for sewing next month since baby #3 is due on the 3rd!

  39. Love the elephants AND the turtle ♥I'll take the Button into my sidebar and I do look forward to Sew ALong ☺Bente

  40. Oh Lorna these elephants mayyyyy be hard to resist!!! 🙂

  41. okay I couldn't resist and added you button to my blog!! Woot woo!

  42. Anonymous says:

    These are so cute. Looking forward to the QAL.

  43. Unknown says:

    Oh that is so cute, and it would be fun to do the quilt along, I might have to go slower depending on how I am feeling as I am not well. but tank you and GOD bless

  44. Elephant Parade is so adorable….I would love to sew along!

  45. Anonymous says:

    Hiya Lorna!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Elephant Parade!!! I've added the link to my blog, and I hope I'll be able to join in on the QAL. Congrats on the Northcott sponsorship. Can't wait to see it come together. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

  46. Love the quilt along idea. I wont be able to do it in February but I may tag along a bit later if thats okay!!

  47. Cathy says:

    I saw something on this about a week ago on instagram and loved it! Then today saw a post somewhere about the quilt along and I backtracked to find you. I LOVE IT!!! My daughter wants to be a vet and is nuts about elephants. Your design is fabulous and I can't wait to join in.