Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A "Lofty" Project!

Get it? Lofty?

This quilt and the accompanying elephant are for Erika's baby. Erika and Brian were here for the weekend - the first time we saw her pregnant! LOVED IT! We had plenty of laughs and too much great food!

This is my very first quilt. I don't think it will be the last. I followed the tutorial by Heidi at Honeybear Lane, which she used to have posted. She now offers it for sale for $12.00. Completely worth it, since it is a wonderful tutorial and results in a gorgeous quilt. It is so soft and puffy. The back is minky dot.

I have to send a giant THANK YOU to Joan, my sister and quilt mentor. She is the real pro, and I couldn't have finished this project without her advice. I now understand why she has a $$$$ machine, since my Brother 6800 is still short of breath!

... and just for fun, a sweet elephant to go with the quilt...