Friday, March 24, 2017

Elephants and Pinwheels

Back in 2011, I became friends with a fellow online student via email and our online classroom. We chatted quite a bit that term. After the term we continued our friendship via Facebook. We never actually met but we kept up with each other as she moved with her husband and their growing family to his different military assignments.

Last year, she gave birth to their first son and I wanted to gift not only her son with a quilt but her three girls as well. I also wanted to use this fun fabric that I found in my local WalMart.

Thus, this sweet quilt was born!

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I used a fun grey and teal polka dot as one-half of the triangle and used eight other fabrics to create the pinwheels.
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I had a lot of fun taking photos of this quilt (and the others that I will share).

Fun Fact: I actually work at the university that I earned my undergrad and graduate degrees. These photos were taken at the building and grounds of our business college. My husband is a current student there! Funny enough this building was the library prior to the current building. And I work in the new library!

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Absolutely love the drape!  
I wanted her three girls to also have somethings so I made them their own special quilts!
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Their favorite colors are pink and purple. I added some orange just for fun!
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Close Up

Of course, I had to get at least one shot of my special helper: Zoey!
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My little supervisor! 

These quilts have already been mailed to their new homes and are being enjoyed by all!

Linking up with Confessions from a Fabric Addict, Busy Hands Quilts, and Sew Can She. If visiting from any of them, hello! If you have time to check out some other awesome quilts and things, please visit those sites!

(c) Crafty Ashley B


  1. Those quilts are going to be a big hit! They are darling. I love your idea of taking the quilt picture on the stairs! I must try that the next time I'm ready to take quilt pictures.
    PS -- check your link to Busy Hands Quilts -- it comes back to you. The other two work fine.

    1. Thank you so much, Bonnie! I really enjoy stair photos because it makes it easier to get a full look at the scale! Also, I will go correct the link! Thank you for letting me know!


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