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Balancing Elephants

Finished Size:
approx 10 ½” (26.5 cm) wide x 8” (20 cm) tall, plus strap

Inspired by the lyrics to the popular children’s song ‘Elephants Balancing’ this child’s stylish messenger bag is suitable for both girls and boys. The pattern includes three possible looks, making it a handy and versatile pattern. If you are looking for a quick project to sew for a child’s gift, this bag is for you!

  • Option 2 - Bohemian Festival by Lila Tuller (2012 collection) for Riley Blake Designs.
  • Option 3 - Delighted by the Quilted Fish (2011 collection) for Riley Blake Designs.
  • Option 1 - Pieces of hope by RBD (2012 collection) for Riley Blake Designs.
  • Denim from FD Textiles.
  • Bottom: Fabrics by Umbrella Prints

So Sweet

        Finished Size:
 Approx.  57” x 61" (145cm x 155cm)

So sweet is a beginning quilters dream, with no challenging angles or intricate piecing. The blocks are large enough to showcase some of the fabulous large-scale prints or even story-book designs which would overpower a smaller pieced block. It is a great quilt to feature some treasured fat quarters from your stash or larger remnants from previous favourite projects. This quickly-made project is sure to be enjoyed for years to come.

            Fabrics: Right- Sugar and Spice by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake Designs.  Below Left- Backyard Roses by Nadra Rigeway for Riley Blake Fabrics.
So Sweet quilt by Clares Place 1

So Sweet Quilt by Clares Place
So Sweet Quilt by Clares Place2
This quilt blue, purple and lime version was made from some favourite scrap fabrics.