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Elephant Appliqué Pillow

AppliquéAndrea Coyle

I made this small Elephant Appliqué Pillow for a Christmas gift in 2016. I created the elephant pattern from a coloring book image that had very thick lines. After printing the image, I made a pattern that included the dark outline. I used this for the dark blue fabric on the elephant. After that I trimmed the line off the original elephant to create my pattern for the cream fabric used in the elephant. I then appliquéd these two pieces onto a background of faded blue fabric. I used a Featherweight machine to create this project. A free motion foot was used for the appliqué part of the project. The pillow is only about 12 inches square and is stuffed with Poly-Fil.