Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Parade of Purple Pachyderms

For this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I picked blocks from Elephant Parade by Lorna of Sew Fresh QuiltsElephant Parade was a quilt along that Lorna did a few years ago and she continues to keep the pattern available.  I am using the small and large elephant blocks.  I've decided each color will have 2 large and 3 small elephants.

I planned all along to do two quilts for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I'm thinking about doing the elephants for the colors in the rainbow and picking a different block for the neutral colors.  I'm currently debating between the salmon and the hen, both individual blocks by Lorna and for sale in her Etsy shop.  But neutral colors haven't come up yet, so I still have time to decide.

Purple was January's color.  I've had these done for a while but didn't get the post written up.  February's color was aqua, which I skipped since I don't have enough to warrant using aqua independent of blue.  March is red and I cut out all my elephants last night, just need to get them pieced.


  1. Your PURPLE elephant family is SEW sweet!! Looking forward to seeing what your RED scraps produce.

  2. Lovely elephants. I love the idea of a rainbow elephant quilt. It's yet another pattern that I never got around to starting, sigh. Maybe someday........

  3. These are adorable... so fun! I am working on the elephant parade quilt too and must get back to sewing these fun blocks!

  4. Your elephants are so adorable! I've admired that pattern for a long time. It will be perfect in a rainbow of colors!