Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February Goal Check 2

Check off February Goal #3! It was to get the fabric, piece, and hand quilt my elephant baby quilt. I just love, love, love how it turned out!!! I quilted it with the pink perle cotton that the elephants are embroidered in. I quilted around the elephant blocks and cross-hatched the nine patches and the border. This is more hand quilting than I was planning, but I was really enjoying it and making good time, so what the heck I went for it!

The pink backing was a steal and ties it all together. I used Kelly's label tutorial and it says: Elegant Elephants Handmade by Tanya Fredrick February 2014. Here is the link to her tutorial: http://www.myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/

The quilt was washed last night, so it is crinkly and ready to be wrapped up!

This door banner was not one of my February goals, but it should have been. My OCD hubby removed my Valentines Day door hanger today while I was at work, telling me the holiday was over. Good thing I finished quilting this one last night. I bound it this afternoon and hung it up. I certainly don't want a "naked" front door. I am trying to have a different door hanger for each month...I need to dig around in my spring quilts bin and see if I already have an Easter one. I can't remember! If not that will be a March goal!

These houses were February Goal #4 for Kim's quilt along that started this month. Goal #2 was my triple-zip pouch and it is ready to be mailed off to my swap partner on Friday...

All that leaves me for my February goals is my perpetual calendar, but that is a biggie as I need to start on the base and finish up my green numbers and March embroidery blocks. Good thing I have 10 days left!


  1. Love the elephant quilt, especially all the hand embroidery - well done

  2. Love the elephant quilt too, you are a bust beaver with all you have on!

  3. Congrats on a fabulous finish - you elephant quilt is gorgeous!

  4. You are a super fast hand quilter! Your elephant quilt turned out great! Love the door dressing, too!

  5. Beautiful quilt and I had to laugh at your OCD husband! Cute houses too! Thanks for sharing.
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  6. My hand quilting always took me forever! You're much faster. Me? I've moved on to machine quilting so I can actually finish stuff!

  7. Love your houses and the door hanger especially! Your husband is funny!! I noticed we have much in common: teaching, reading, quilting...so added myself as a GFC follower! Nice to meet ya. Stop by for a visit: myplvl.blogspot.com :)

    1. I think I got so wrapped up in looking at the houses my first stop by, I didn't even really see the elephants! So glad you reshared these cute guys at Tuesday Archives today!

  8. Those elephants are cute! Love the wall hanging too. House blocks are one of my favorites.

  9. lovely work. Love the elephants!

  10. haha! I'm not sure my hubby would have noticed that the door hanger didn't match the holiday. Love the March one!

    I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  11. Love those house - thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  12. Your house and shamrock banner is so cute! I love how the yellow house pops and the shamrocks and welcome lettering are really pretty!!! Really nice :)


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