February 6, 2015


Filed Under Fabrics, Patterns 

Sometimes, when I get an idea for a new pattern, the title and the layout jump into my head fully formed. So it was with my latest.

I saw in my head what I wanted to do. Once I got the heffalumps drawn, I thought of making them in batiks. I pulled a few out of my stash, and purchased a couple more. Then a brain storm occurred. I thought, what am I doing!? I’ve got these precious hand-dyes left over from the super secret piecing project! Back the batiks went into the stash, and it was full speed ahead.

In choosing the colors, I did a rather primitive mockup on the design wall with chunks of fabric.

I think I ended up changing one ear.

I’m mighty pleased with how the heffalumps came out, with a smile for A.A. Milne, and they’ve been a big hit so far. The pattern is available now on my website, on the Patterns page.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


8 Responses to “Heffalumps”

  1. Cathy Perlmutter on February 6th, 2015 10:56 am

    Soooo great! So stylish!!! Who knew heffalumps could be stylish!!!

  2. Nita on February 6th, 2015 11:40 am

    Oh, those are so sweet! Do you mail to Canada?

  3. Kathy L on February 6th, 2015 12:09 pm

    Love it!

  4. kathy in NC on February 6th, 2015 12:45 pm

    Fabulous~so creative~I just Love this *❤*¯`°º•❤ℒℴѵℯ

  5. Loris Mills on February 6th, 2015 5:36 pm

    Fun design! Great use of the hand dyes.

  6. Kim on February 21st, 2015 12:33 pm

    Such a cute design, Kay! This would look so sweet in a nursery.

  7. Pat Bevell on February 22nd, 2015 7:56 pm

    HAPPY DESIGN! 😊 🐘 Love it.

  8. Lu Anne Scott on May 9th, 2015 8:41 am

    When A.A. Milne wrote “What is a heffalump like? He could never have imagined these! They’re wonderful!!!

    Even the mock up would look cool as a mini quilt! The white background makes it look very avant garde.