29 March 2015

Elephant Parade - Week 9 - Linky Party!

Welcome to week 9 of the Elephant Parade!  I have been showing a block each week and am so happy to see the works of those who have quilted along.  Some people have shared photos of their quilts by email.  And lots of you have been sharing your progress on instagram using the #elephantparadeQAL hashtag. Some have made a block or two.  Some have made pillows and some have made table runners.  Some have made the full quilt as is.  Some used their imagination to make the Elephant Parade their own!

The original post about the inspiration for this baby quilt design can be found here.  I have also added a Elephant Parade quilt along page that includes all the information you will need and a weekly schedule.  As each post was published the live links were added to the schedule.  The Elephant Parade page tab is found just below the blog header.


Happily, Northcott Fabrics was as excited to see this come to life as I was, and has sponsored this project.  I am SO HAPPY to have had you follow along and watch as these bright solids from their ColorWorks Premium Solids quilting cottons collection were shaped into these adorable animals!

Although it was not necessary to purchase the pattern in order to participate, many people did.  And I really appreciate that, too, of course.  If you are wanting to make the complete quilt, as pictured above, and would prefer the convenience of using a printable pdf pattern,  Elephant Parade is available for purchase and includes complete cutting instructions and a detailed guide to finishing the entire quilt.  The pattern is available in my pattern store here.

We've been working hard on making our Elephants for 9 long weeks.
Through this experience, I have met some of the most wonderful, friendly and amazingly talented and creative people from all over the world.  Thank you, each of your for making this quilt along a success!!!!

Today is the start of the Show Us Your Elephant Parade Linky Party!

Please link up your finishes here.  And then do visit some (or all!) of the other linkers and give them some Elephant Love!  It has been so much fun to work together on these projects!

Even if you don't have a finish to share yet, it will be fun to see what everyone else has to share.  And the linky party will be NEVER ENDING.  So you can link up whenever you are finished!

Join the Elephant Parade!

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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.  It's never to late to join in and quilt along!

Please feel free to share via social media!  And add the hashtag #elephantparadeqal

I have also added a page tab Elephant Parade under the blog header.  Here you will find all the details of the quilt along and a schedule.

Keep On Quilting On!


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am excited to see all the link ups! Thanks for featuring me last week, so I think I'll stay out of the fun this time around so others can get plenty of visit love. I'll be back to see what everyone has been up to! :) <3

Carla said...

Absolutely darling Lorna!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love your elephant quilt - it is not the type of quilt I make but I love it! every time I see it i love it and I like the way it is quilted too.

Carol Swift said...

I had the best time making this quilt and watching the progress of others. Thank you for this elephant adventure...loved it!

Debby said...

Maartje Quilt in Amsterdam - has really cute pink elephants if you go to this link and then look at the next post too. Tanya's different colors of gray are fun too. I may go with these ideas.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

WIsh I had time to have done this QAL...luckily I bought your pattern though. I've been looking forward to this linky to see everyone's versions! So fun!

Nita said...

Hi! I finished the top...but then decided that it needs to be 6 rows instead of 5. Hope I can make another row while the linky is still open! Maybe I can find time to start on it today.

Lorna McMahon said...

The linky party is NEVER ENDING, Nita! Looking forward to seeing your finish when you complete your quilt. So glad to have you quilting along!

KaHolly said...

What fun to see everyone's version! I can't imagine how it must make you feel to see your designs made by so many other hands!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

All wonderful!!

Debby said...

So many great ideas I will need to incorporate when I finally get mine started. Thanks for the link up.

Cheryl said...

Everyone's quilts are just gorgeous!

Lesley said...

Thanks so much for a fabulous design and excellent instructions! Elephant Parade has been gifted to our first grandson who is due to arrive in June. I know this will be a quilt that will be loved for years to come. Thanks!

Angie in SoCal said...

Thank you for the perfect pattern for Saige's baby quilt.

Farm Quilter said...

I just have to tell you...I made this for a new grandson that was adopted in April (backed with Minkee) and my step-daughter tells me that she has gotten so many comments about the awesome elephant quilt!! Matches the room colors and her elephant decor...well loved by all!!!

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