Dumbo, A Sweet Little Quilt is Finally Finished

Our third and dare I add, final, Dumbo baby quilt is complete. First, we made one for a coworker to give to her niece who was expecting her first baby. Then we made another one because we stumbled upon a panel when visiting my brother. Of course, when we stumbled upon that panel we purchased two – why wouldn’t we?! At long last, our third sweet little Dumbo baby quilt has been finished.

Slightly Different Dumbo

All three baby quilts were quilted using the same overall theme because why switch up something that works?! An overall stars-interspersed-with-hearts-and-loops design was used. It’s easy and can fill those little and big spaces quite nicely.

A shiny gray-purple thread on top and a soft white in the bobbin were my choices this time. I was happy to see that there was NO tension issues which is most notable on the reverse side. You will also see the outline of the elephant, especially his hat and collar.

Other differences include the borders added to the first version along with a different backing, and also binding color choices.

Dumbo Similarities

I used the same stitching design in our sweet elephant’s ruffled collar, hat, ears and body. The collar and hat has elongated loops, a smallish stipple in his body, and wee loop-de-loops in his ears gives Dumbo some texture. I love his sweet face.

This nifty backing fabric was also used on the second version of this quilt, and who doesn’t like softly muted smiling stars?!

Amazing Dumbo

Before the final reveal, the message Amazing Things Will Happen is just a great one for a baby. Or anyone, actually.

We chose a snappy dark gray binding which does a fabulous job of pulling out the gray in Dumbo and really highlighting him.

Since it’s been washed and dried, this baby quilt shrunk a little and it finishes at 33.5″ x 40″ . It is more than ready to wrap a sweet little bundle in our good wishes and love.

All Three Dumbos!

Here’s a little short slide show of all three versions. Different yet the same just like people.

We don’t have any more Dumbo quilt panels to work on . . . for now. IF we happen upon them in a quilt shop at some point in the future, I wouldn’t hesitate to make another one or two. This is finally a fourth quarter finish and I’ll be sharing on Instagram using the hashtag #2020FALq4finish. We’re shooting for a perfect 10 out of 10 projects complete this quarter!

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27 Responses

  1. Hello Roseanne, What a fun quilt! I love seeing slightly different versions of the same quilt, and it was lovely to see the baby girl in the slide show. She makes Dumbo look huge!
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks.
    Love, Muv

  2. Quiltpiecer says:

    So sweet Dumbo quilt and the quilting is awesome. Perfect for any baby.

  3. sewswift says:

    This is just the sweetest…love it, of course!

  4. it is just perfect – and I know it will be loved – Dumbo is so sweet!

  5. Great quilts! What a sweet panel – I’ve not seen it before. Thank you for sharing the up close photos of your quilting as I’m still learning and love to see how quilters finish panels. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Karen Moore says:

    Everyone loves Dumbo…… very cute.

  7. Oh no, Roseanne. He is so cute and so lovable that Dumbo is an unfair name. I believe he is kind and smart and I am going to call him Rosebud (a combination of Roseanne and Buddy). Perfectly quilted, as always. Love the expression on the baby’s face and that stuffed toy is just the right prop!!!
    Hugs and Stay Safe.

  8. Look at you Roseanne! Your quilting is getting so good. What a fun Dumbo quilt!!

  9. Hi Roseann, I love all of your Dumbo quilts. They are so sweet. Congrats on your finish. Take care.

  10. chrisknits says:

    Perfection! And why not use the same technique when it works well.

  11. Connie says:

    Now that is so dang cute!!! Love it!

  12. Rochelle Summers says:

    Such a wonderful quilt. I always liked the story of Dumbo and you’ve really given him life with the quilting. I love the backing and the binding really makes a nice finish. Congratulations on yet another finish!!

  13. quiltinggail says:

    Hi Roseanne!
    I agree with you … why change something that works! I love how you used all those different motifs on various parts of the panel … Dumbo is SEW cute!
    Congratulations on your finish!

  14. Angie says:

    Roseanne – I love everything about this. I am not a quilter, but even I could see how the quilting changed from the background to Dumbo. Very effective! Made my heart sing a little bit today!

  15. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, Your Dumbo Quilt is marvelous! Whoever receives this cuddly quilt will cherish it and use it with love for many, many years! I would not blame you at all for wanting to do another Dumbo Quilt, he is just to adorable and that message as you have said is another part of the quilt that makes it extra special. Of course, the love that you and Sue put into each of the quilts is all that truly matters in the end though! Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful quilts with us. I truly enjoyed each one of them. Have a spectacular day!!

  16. Roseanne I love this latest Dumbo finish; actually I love them all and don’t have a favourite! 😉. Congrats on another sweet finish

  17. nanamickie says:

    Thank you for posting this new Dumbo quilt! I was having problems getting it to enlarge on the last post (my computer problem, not yours). What an amazing and sweet quilt–all three of them! Your quilting is phenomenal! Hugs and have a great day!

  18. Fun elephants on parade! Yippee for the finish!

  19. Congrats on finishing your third Dumbo baby quilt. I love the third shot with the little one sitting on her quilt and I really like the back-and-forth design you did in Dumbo’s collar. It’s perfect! Just look at you go with your FMQ! So happy to see this and read your symbolic sentiments.

  20. Roseanne, I bet your sweet Dumbo quilts are loved by their recipients! Your quilting looks just amazing to me. Love the photo of your little one on her Dumbo quilt!

  21. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Roseanne, your quilting on this cute quilt is just wonderful! Great job all around!!

  22. I’ve not seen those panels – will be on the lookout. So cute. Your quilting really makes the quilt! Lots of texture and beautiful “grandma pucker” after it’s washed. Congratulations on the successful baby quilts! 💕 karen

  23. Vicki in Mn says:

    I agree if the quilting works stick with it, as you know I do that a lot!! Congrats on another great finish.

  24. Barbara Esposito, @TheQuiltedB says:

    I LOVE it! and the slide show is so fun, seeing all the quilts in their differences and similarities. And may I say, GORGEOUS quilting?!

  25. Laura says:

    Super sweet! Congrats on the finishes! 🙂

  26. Another wonderful Dumbo quilt! I’d loved seeing the Dumbo slideshow! The quilting totally complements the quilt. Have a great day, Mary.

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