A Friday Finish


This is a UFO from 2016.  It was one that I listed as the top 12 to get finished this year.   It was #6 on the list and I briefly talked about it HERE.

This quilt has Hobbs 80/20 batting and was quilted with Aurfil thread #2021.  I echoed the 2 green elephants and the ‘ghost’ elephant up above.  The echoing is very organic … and I didn’t need to worry about it always being the same distance apart!  I was feeling very lazy and didn’t want to cut circles for the eyes … so I used my Inktense pencil to draw a blue circle & outlined it with black.  After spraying it with water, I heat set them.  They should stand up to many washings.Then there is stippling in each of the elephants.

Both the label and the binding is from Island Batik solid grey.  This light grey was perfect for the quilt!


Winnie the Pooh Sew-a-long

Are you interested in a Winnie the Pooh Sew-a-long?  Want to join me as I make this quilt?  I emailed Lorna (the designer) about hosting a Sew-a-long and she said, “Sounds fine with me Gail! I would love to have you host a quilt along featuring them.”

SEW … I’m thinking of starting on Monday, June 8.  That will give you (and me) 2 weeks to pull fabric or go shopping.  I’m thinking that if we do one character a day or every 2 days … we’ll be finished in just over a week.    I’m not 100% sure, because I haven’t made any of them yet … I will see how long it takes me to make each face and then decide on the schedule.  There are a LOT of pieces to cut.  However,  I do plan to start on June 8.

If you downloaded the pattern when it was first posted, it has been updated.  Make sure you download the updated one …  You can access the pattern HERE. (scroll down the page).  There are 3 sizes to choose from.  Your choice as to which size you choose.


One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  


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30 thoughts on “A Friday Finish

  1. Pingback: June 8 – Day 1 Winnie the Pooh Quilt-A-Long | Quilting Gail

  2. That baby elephant quilt is super cute! Love the quilting and the ghost elephant! Of course the Pooh quilt is darling and I’m sure you’ll get a lot of people quilting along with you. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  3. I am so glad this is on your finished list, it is adorable. There is so much going on in this quilt. Congrats on a great finish. Hmmmm, I wonder if I can make time for this sew a long. Maybe. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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  5. Great job on the UFO. I don’t think I’ll join in – have a pretty long list for June as it is. I bought the letters too, as I only felt it the right thing to do to support the designer, Lorna. I did not see fabric requirements, or did I just miss that? I will be watching and learning as this looks a bit like Elizabeth Hartman patterns and labelling is crucial!

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    • Hi Kathleen!
      I’m sure that Lorna appreciates you buying the letters! It is so cute!
      As far as I can tell, there isn’t any fabric requirements – except for the background fabric … I’m hoping I remember to measure how much I use so I can tell participants …
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  6. Such cute elephants!!!! And the inktense eyes look great. You know I cheat on eyes and use circles cut with Accuquilt 🙂 I don’t have the circle die but my train die has two size circles and they make great eyes. Love this finish!

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    • Hi Emily!
      Yes, I know that you use circles on the train die for your eyes – it’s a brilliant idea! … I don’t think I’ll buy that die, just to have circles for eyes. Since I’ve discovered Inktense pencils … I just might use them for eyes more often!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  7. Well done on the finish. I finished a UFO today as well. I’ve got my Winnie the Pooh pattern printed, but no fabric pull yet. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Hi Gail! Yippee to another UFO biting the dust. I just love how you stippled the elephants – it gives them such dimension and makes them really stand out without being overtly shouting look at me. And those eyes were a great choice as well. I don’t think I’ll be able to participate with the Pooh QAL but I’ll be cheering everyone on from the sidelines. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. I love the quilting on the elephant quilt. The grey background fabrics are perfect. I’m excited about the Winnie the Pooh quilt along. Thanks for making the pattern available to everyone.

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    • Hi Katie!
      Thanks for your kind comments.
      Lorna (from Sew Fresh Quilts) is the designer and made the pattern available for free. I’m just passing the message on! 🙂


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