Monday, September 7, 2015

Elmo Quilt Part 1 of 3

Using my classroom projector and an Elmo coloring page, 
I was able to enlarge my Elmo to be as big as I wanted:

He turned out to be about 20"by 20".

I then cut out my paper Elmo and traced his outline onto some soft, red flannel. 
Finally, I pinned and...

...zig-zagged stitched him onto that soft, blue flannel.
I appliqued his eyes and nose.
As you can tell by Jackson's wagging tail, we're pretty happy about this one!
The entire quilt only measures 3'x3' as it's going to be a cuddle quilt for our grandguy.
So when I found that Seasame Street Fleece for the back I knew it would be perfect!
I just need to add some: Elmo Loves Jayden letters and it's ready to quilt. 
Happy quilt making for sure! Stay tuned for part 2: The Quilting.

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16 comments:

  1. What a cute, cute little quilt that will be! And I love the lettering you're going to add. Perfect!

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  2. Sure to be loved! Too cute:-)

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  3. Cute quilt. Being an educator has some perks. DH brought home an old overhead that the school district was throwing away. I use it as a light box to transfer my embroidery, but have also thought about using it to create a large quilt applique design. Can't wait to see Elmo. Isn't it amazing every little one I know loves Elmo.

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  4. Very cute--awesome find for the backing too!

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  5. Very creative! This is just too perfect for your grandson. I'm keeping notes from your posts, Val. I hope to have my own grands one day....waaaaaayyyy down the road :)

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  6. So cute! I used projectors to enlarge things when I was teaching too. Great idea.

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  7. No wonder Jackson loves it - it is super cute!

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  8. Awww...Val, you are a good G-ma! So sweet. When my oldest 2 kiddos were little, I made them hooded towels with Mickey and Minnie appliques. Kiddos are 24 and 26, but (cough) I kept those towels, I think. All that flying terry cloth and work thinking grandbabies someday would love them. I'll have to pull them out and snap a pic for you.

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  9. That is so cute and obviously having a projector handy sure was helpful.

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  10. ah now that is cute - love the happy hug this quilt promises!

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  11. That's PDC (Pretty Darn Cute!). Love it!

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  12. Very cute! Who doesn't love Elmo?

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  13. Elmo is awesome! I love using coloring pages they make life so much easier for drawing skill challenged individuals like myself LOL Good job!

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  14. Val, this is just super cute! Your grandson is really going to love this quilt!

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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