Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Baby Elephants!

These are the baby elephants from Sew Fresh Quilt's Elephant Parade. I have been running behind with this quilt along, and honestly, I didn't think that I would get these little guys done in time for today's link ups. Working late into last night and finishing this morning, these babies turned out so cute!

They are NOT perfect. There are some wonky bits. I think that it gives them character!  :)

I continued to group my cut pieces together for each block. I like how this organizes all the bits and I am not constantly looking for pieces.

For the left-facing babies

The Good

I feel that, overall, my piecing was much better with these little guys.

They look good from a distance, don't they?

A little closer...

This seam makes me happy!

The Bad

I'm not a perfect piecer and that is okay. I ended up with some pieced sections that looked a little curved...weird!

A little wonky in places

The Ugly

Sometimes, my seams are waaaay off. I'm not really sure why. Possible reasons: inaccurate cutting, fatique (just go to bed, already!), sewing on a diagonal (I don't seem to do this well), and , of course, a combination of all three!

A little left side wonk


Anyway, Mamas and babies are done.  Moving on to the frog, turtle and birds. I think I can get these done for next week. Then I'll be almost caught up! YAY, me!

Linking up with Let's Bee Social by Sew Fresh Quilts and WIP Wednesday by Freshly Pieced.

More to come,


  1. Lovely parade of elephants! I'm pretty sure there's wonky elephants in real life too so I wouldn't worry about it ;)

  2. Lovely elephants. I love some wonkyness, that gives life to the quilt. Be proud. And I bet you can't see the wonkyness on my elephants and animals, but they're still there.

  3. Your babies certainly do have character. Just like us! They look beautiful, too! You made it through the hard part. There are so many babies! So glad you are quilting along, Jen!