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Pattern of the Week Kwik Sew 0116 - Ellie & Friends Animal Toys

Hi de Hi Crafters!
I had to double take when I researched this pattern. Had I typed the number in correctly? Was there a misprint? No. No there was not! This week's POW is designed by the marvelous Ellie Mae and is 100% definitely a trio of adorable stuffed animals!
I'm going to write this and pretend that I'll be sewing one of these for my partner's niece, but we all now that it's almost completely for me. That hippo must be mine! the fun thing with this pattern is you only need a fat quarters to create each animal (2 fat eighths make the Elephant and the Hippo, with a fat quarter and a fat eighth for the Giraffe) so you can have a lot of fun mixing and matching Quilting Fabrics, completely tailoring it to your wants and needs. 
For Hippie here, I'm imagining our Gray Herringbone Cotton Quilting Fabric by The Design Studio Collection for Camelot Fabrics
and for the contrast tummy (Oh yes, they have contrast tummies!) I'm thinking Michael Millar'Chrome Drop Cloth Poplin Quilting Fabric
What about little Ele?
Having done a little bit of maths, a fat eighth is just little smaller than a size of A4 so why not go wild with some felt fabric!
"Won't that be a bit plain for you K.B.?" I hear you cry. Yes it would, had we not just received a whole new range of Camelot Fabrics Felt! They are to die for. I'd team this above orange with this gorgeous Mandala Print below for the ears and tummy. I think the Jaffa Orange Felt would really bring out the deep yellow/orange the Mandala print is in.
Now for Gerri you need a full fat quarter and a fat eighth (Gerri got a lot of neck!)
Because you've got a but more surface area I'd love to use Gutermann Vero's World Lizzy's Garden Hearts Quilting Fabric in brown. The Hearts are just adorable!
For the contrast and spots, I think the new Camelot Fresh Solids in Au Naturel is the one for me
This is a nice Easy pattern to get in to, particularly if you want something to do with the kids over the holidays, and for just £4.50 you're really onto a winner!
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Keep Crafting!
Katie B xo

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