Tu-Na Quilts: Now, We Have an Elephant Parade

With the sudden and speedy delivery of the baby elephant, Lily Rose, last week, I can now officially say we have an elephant parade.


The happy new family is snuggly stitched together.

Notice that Lily Rose has her mommy’s nose. I am making this quilt for the baby of my best friend’s daughter.


When my friend called to tell me that the baby had arrived she said, “And she has her mommy’s nose.” Sounds like a good name for this quilt.

I’ve even sewed some of the blocks into rows. 


I will be adding side pieces onto the elephant row. And where are the missing rows?

I’ve still got three rows to sew.


They are sitting beside my machine to remind me to sew them first before other things.

I sure am glad I took good care of those blocks while traveling. It’s making sewing and laying out the rows so much easier. I’ve had to do some playing around with my sewing machine and moving the needle to make sure the scant 1/4″ seam allowance matched the ones made on my sewing machine at my other house.

If you missed all the excitement of her arrival last week. catch up here with

 Tu-Na Quilts: Let’s Make Elephants (Here I describe how my pieces traveled from one house to the other).

Tu-Na Quilts: We Have an Elephant Parade  (The happy couple is expecting) 

Tu-Na Quilts:        ’s Arrived!!! ( Tu-Na, DOQ {Doctor of Quilting}, helped with the delivery of this wee one)

However, much of my time and writing this month is being used up over on the Bee Inspired Blog where I’m sharing some of my adventures and misadventures of my trip to Paris as well as some construction tips and trials as I sew another poodle block for myself using this pattern from The Objects of Design.


You are welcome to stop by:

Tu-Na Quilts: All Aboard. Fasten Your Seatbelts. We’re Taking Off for…

Tu-Na Travels: Day One in Paris

Tu-Na Travels: Day Two in Paris and Poodle Block Cutting Tips

Tu-Na Travels: Day Three in Paris and Prepping Those Furry Pieces You will never guess who we meet today.

and do check back on Bee Inspired all month as I’ve got more funny and interesting Parisian stories to tell and see some gorgeous French Poodles heading my way.


What I Learned Today:

  1. There’s been way more writing happening than sewing in my house lately.
  2. The poodle block is actually quite easy when separated into steps.
  3. I do miss being in Paris.
  4. Beth, over at Cooking Up Quilts, mentions my coneflower double star block that now belongs to Cathy, on today’s Main Crush Monday post.  I miss that stunning block but I have those fabrics safely tucked in their own bin for a quilt using that same block pattern for me. I stop to admire and pet them every now and then. Anyway, Thanks Beth!! I’m honored!!!
  5. I “pet” fabrics? Hmmm, this household is going to the dogs.

Question: Where have your travels taken you? I’ve been to London. I’ve been to France, and Germany, and traveled the U.S. extensively. But we honeymooned in Canada.

Linking to Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, Moving It Forward, Design Wall Monday, Let’s Bee Social and Midweek Makers, Jo’s Country Junction, Mama Spark’s World, Katie Mae Quilts, Silly Mama Quilts WIPs, Wednesday Wait Loss


16 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: Now, We Have an Elephant Parade

  1. karenfae

    we have only been in the US and Canada – loved western Canada! I have been to almost all the states – just not Hawaii


  2. rl2b2017

    I love the little elephant family. They look like they are adjusting well to the new addition. Paris! I visited in 2000 and the Eiffel Tower had 2000 lit up at night. Looking forward to your next post, and I will check out the Bee website. ~smile~


  3. Little Quiltsong

    Love your Elephant Parade quilt taking shape! I also soooo enjoyed your Paris posts – had to check each one :)!


  4. Andrea H

    I love the new name of your quilt–she has her mother’s nose. Thanks to a couple of cruises, I can say I’ve been to the US, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Haiti, Grand Cayman, Panama, Aruba, Columbia, and Costa Rica.


  5. Susan

    Elephant Parade turned out fantastic! As for places I’ve been: England, Ireland, Med. cruise, Australia, Canada, Bahamas, Mexico. Thanks for sharing today on Midweek Makers!
    FYI – not sure if it’s me or not, but in filling out this comment form, I kept getting bumped up to the video advertisement. Quite annoying trying to finish the comment. Anyone else have this issue?


  6. Christine L Rachar

    What a lovely, creative variation of Elephant Parade! I used a teal blue in mine too! See it at my blog quiltingatbalmoralcottageblogspot.ca


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  8. inquiringquilter

    Your elephant quilt is growing and growing! Such a great idea to put the blocks next to the machine so you can sew them up as you’re doing other things. I really love this quilt and especially love seeing it come together. Thanks so much for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss!


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