Melody and Alison offer suggestions for altering each project. I loved the look of the patchwork elephant in the book. As I was deciding on the fabric to use, I thought this Heather Ross penny patchwork print from her Nursery Versery line would be perfect! I used Patty Young's Running Stitch in pink for the pocket.
As a side note: when I finished the elephant, I had this vague memory pop into my head of a show I saw on TV when I was little. There was a patchwork puppy and a patchwork kitty that were fighting and ended up eating each other. Weird. No one I've talked to seems to remember seeing it, so if you know what I'm talking about, let me know so I don't think I'm crazy.
I thought the pocket looked like a cute little elephant ear, so I decided to put one on each side.
Now my daughter can fill those pockets to her heart's content. Maybe down the road, we'll even use it as her tooth fairy pillow.
Remember, you have the whole week to link up a project from the book. We're giving out a $40 gift certificate to Gelaskins (I SO want to order myself one of these!) and an awesome Melody Miller fabric prize pack from Drygoods Design Online!
If you've missed any of the stops so far on the wrap-along (which you'll definitely want to check out!), here's the schedule:
11.7.12 - Anna of noodlehead
11.9.12 Amanda of A Crafty Fox
11.12.12 - Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson!
11.14.12 - Brooke of Pitter Putter Stitch (you are here)
11.16.12 - Erin of Two More Seconds
11.19.12 - Jennifer of BettyCrockerAss
11.21.12 - Rochelle of Lucky Lucille
11.23.12 - Sukie of Sukie - don't you know who I am?
11.26.12 - Elizabeth of Don't Call Me Betsy
11.28.12 - Gina and crew of Bolt Neighborhood
11.30.12 - Ellen of the Long Thread
12.3.12 - Katie of Swim, Bike Quilt
12.5.12 Faith of Fresh Lemon Quilts
12.7.12 Lee of Freshly Pieced
12.10.12 Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade
12.12.12 Sara of Sew Sweetness
12.14.12 Colleen of The Busy Bean
12.17.12 Amy of Diary of a Quilter
12.19.12 Monica of The Happy Zombie