Fast forward to a couple of days ago while checking out the blogosphere, I came across this adorable elephant pillow (Inspiration) by Joy at Yesterfood linked up over at FWFS's Fabric Frenzy Friday. I knew this was the perfect pattern to make using the fabrics and a great way to say thank you to my mother-in-law. I also knew I couldn't live without one, so ended up making one for myself, too! Turns out, this was a pattern that was in Stitch Magazine and you could download the template from their website.
For the quilting, I FMQed the spirals first, then did the organic/wavy lines working around them. I really enjoyed this FMQ pattern (inspired by Angela Walters) and it was super easy and fast!
The back is just an easy envelope closure back -- my favorite and go to -- and used another one of my India fabrics. :) This might be my favorite print out of all of them all! The bottom print from the stack (above) is right there along with it! I Oh, and thanks to my sis-in-law for taking my mother-in-law shopping and I'm sure helping pick out all these lovelies!
Doesn't it look perfect on my new-to-me chair! I got this adorable yellow chair at a thrift store for $10. It was actually white and in pretty desperate need of a fresh coat. I decided on this mustard yellow and so happy! How can it not make you happy? I want to spray paint everything in this yellow!!
You can find the template for the elephant here: Pattern Printout
Oh, and while I was checking out Stitch Magazine's website, I discovered tons of awesome (and free) content! Check it out!! Free eBooks
Thanks again, Joy, for the inspiration!! Hope you have a great weekend!
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