Frog Block

Elephant Parade QAL: Frog

This week it only took me 40 minutes to whip up the (1) block for the Elephant Parade QAL:Β a super fun frog. My husband *loves* frogs, so I asked him to dig through my stash with me to pick out the fabrics for this cute little guy.

Frog Block

Frog Block

I chose to also fuse down the black centers of the frog’s eyes for my block.

When my husband and I made the cross-continent move from coastal Virginia to our high desert little mountain town in California back in 2008, we thought our days of having frogs in the yard were over. Boy were we wrong! It turns out that Pacific Chorus Frogs (also known as the Pacific Tree Frog) is native to our area. We enjoy getting to hear them sing at night when we go for our walks around town, and if there is a frog in the street or on the sidewalk, you can bet my husband will chase it down and deliver it safely to a yard or somewhere cozy and away from streets and cars. Pacific Chorus Frogs survive and thrive up to 10,000 feet in the high Sierra mountains, and we love to find them on our backpacking adventures in the mountains. Don’t you just love the sporty stripe down the side of the Pacific Chorus Frog and how it is even echoed in its eye? πŸ™‚

Pacific Chorus Frog

Pacific Chorus Frog

Elephant Parade QAL

Elephant Parade QAL

0 thoughts on “Elephant Parade QAL: Frog

  1. Both your frogs are adorable, Yvonne. Love the spotty fabric you chose and those cute eyes!

    1. Thanks, Lorna. I am having a lot of fun with your awesome pattern!

  2. Ruth says:

    Love the fern fabric! Looks great as a frog!

    1. Thanks, Ruth. πŸ™‚

  3. Oh man, I didn’t know there were gonna be frogs in your cute elephant quilt! That just ups the cuteness factor!

    1. And I think a turtle, too, Beth!

  4. Renee says:

    This frog is so cute! I totally want to make one of these blocks.

    1. The frog is really fun, Renee. I am also looking forward to the turtle… πŸ™‚

  5. I love singing frogs! They make me so nostalgic. Your little green guy is so cute. Nice fabric pull, hubby. Are you on a place yet bound for Austin? Hope so… See you soon!

    1. Thanks, my hubby and I had fun with this cute guy. I am at LAX right now waiting on my flight! See you soon!

  6. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!!!! Your little frog and the real little frog are both too cute!!!!! I am glad they get taken to safety by your hubs!!!! Very sweet!!!!!

  7. Jasmine says:

    So cute! I love that your husband helped you pick the perfect frog fabric. And his photography is excellent.

    1. Thank you so much. I know he had fun helping me pick out the fabric, and we talked a lot about some of our favorite frog memories. When we lived in Florida, we had a wind chime that tree frogs would sleep in during the day. At night we always knew when they would hop out to go hunt bugs because you would hear the chimes ring as they jumped out/off. πŸ™‚

  8. I made two frog blocks last week, but I need to finish the third before I go public.

    1. The third block is the charm for you, huh? πŸ™‚

      1. I need three for a humidicrib cover. The first was easy. I was too confident on the second and did a lot of unpicking. πŸ™

        1. Oh, I hate it when that happens. I bet you do really well piecing the third, though!

  9. Laura says:

    I love the frog, Yvonne! And that’s a fantastic photo Michael took of the cute little guy in real life. Can hardly wait to see the finished quilt!

    1. Thanks all around. πŸ™‚

  10. sally says:

    Love frogs, and yours is especially cute, great fabric choices I think.

    1. Thank you, Sally! It was fun to put together and collaborate with my husband a bit, too!

  11. Oh my! That quilt block is really too super cute!!! I love it! Great picks on the fabric. Also, I used to own about 3 of those frogs… I really had like 50 frogs and 1 Chameleon… when I lived in California. I don’t see frogs here too much unless you actually live in the country and I am too much of a city girl to live too country out here. I prefer saving the frogs as well! hehe

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