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Show Your Wings Blog Hop

Hi Quilting Friends,

Welcome to the “Show Your Wings” blog hop!  We’re SO glad that you stopped by today for a visit.  Thank you to our friend Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for hosting the hop.  We appreciate Carol’s terrific organization skills, and we’re really looking forward to visiting the participating blogs to see the amazing projects that everyone has created.

If you’ve been following along with our “Elephants All Year” block of the month, you have already seen our February block, Cupid!  Here’s a photo of the “Elephants All Year” quilt, and Cupid all by himself.  Isn’t he adorable?  (I think that I have fallen in love with him.  Maybe it has something to do with his bow & arrows!)




Anyway, this little guy may be my very favorite of this year’s elephant blocks (at least so far!).  I decided that I MUST make one for myself, so I got busy and did just that!  Here’s my Cupid elephant:

Cupid Elephant by Ms P Designs USA

I chose a pretty gray with silver metallic swirls (from my scrap collection) for the elephant’s body.  His tunic is  creamy white with random golden sparkles with a bit of sparkly gold metallic “Fairy Frost” for the trim.  The background fabric is a remnant of pink swirly print that I had left over from another quilt project, and the binding & back are gray with pink hearts from my fabric stash.  The applique was large enough that I decided to keep things simple with one row of hand quilting around the elephant to make him pop out from the background. 

So now I have a cute new Cupid elephant mug rug to use for my coffee and a treat when I’m ready to take a little break from sewing.  (Usually I’m so involved with the sewing that the coffee grows cold and the cookies disappear like magic.)

Elephant Cupid Mug Rug by Ms P Designs USA

We have a nice selection of birds (with wings, of course!) that have been featured in our quilt designs over the years.  Here are a few of my favorites!  Visit Ms P’s Pattern Shop to find these blocks for sale, if you’re interested!




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And, for a whimsical touch, here are some of my other favorite winged designs:

The birdy ballerina, caught here in mid-leap!  She’s able to leap much higher than any of the other ballerinas on the stage, aided by her wings of course.  I love her sparkly costume, don’t you?

Bird Ballerina by Ms P Designs USA

The Flamingo ballet dancer!  Her long and shapely legs, and her flexible posture make even these difficult moves seem so easy to perform.  

Flamingo Ballerina by Ms P Designs USA

The Space Shuttle has wings too, along with the friendly little alien ship!  Wait a minute- that alien ship doesn’t have wings at all.  I’d bet that it uses some advanced alien technology to keep it flying.  Time to wave “Good-bye!”

space shuttle by ms p designs usa

Thank you so much for hopping over to visit us today!  I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my project(s).  Do you have a favorite wing-ed critter?  We love to read your comments!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the participating bloggers, all listed below.

Happy quilting,


February 18

What About Rheema?

Hill Valley Quilter

Nutz For Redwork

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Melva Loves Scraps

Creative Blonde

Keepsake Moments

Whims And Fancies

Quilt n Party

Seams To Be Sew

February 19

Patchouli Moon Studio

Vroomans Quilts

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Songbird Designs

Quilts Fabric and Thread Tales

Kathleen McMusing

Life in the Scrapatch

DesertSky Quilting

Clever Chameleon Quilting

February 20

Creatin’ in the Sticks


The Joyful Quilter

Home Sewn By Us

Selina Quilts



Cynthia’s Creating Ark

You Are Here! Ms P Designs USA

Bumbleberry Stitches

Mageez Room

February 21

Just Let Me Quilt

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Sew Fresh Quilts

Quilt Fabrication

Words & Stitches

All Thingz Sewn

Kathy’s Quilts

For The Love Of Geese

Two Maker Chicks


That Fabric Feeling





25 thoughts on “Show Your Wings Blog Hop

  1. nice collection/selection of winged pieces. each and every one is wonderful. I do love cupid the elephant the most, I think. Glad I don’t have to vote on just one piece.


  2. I LOVE the elephant mug rug, but all the other winged designs are just as adorable and oh so cute. Thank you for sharing all of them today.


  3. A Cupid Elephant just became my favorite winged animal…he’s such a cutie! Your designs always make me smile and feel happy. I love them all! Thanks for hopping with us and sharing your winged elephant.


  4. i love your winged critters. and yes, i agree that cupid fits right in there. i think my favorite winged critter is the butterfly. I even have a butterfly garden.well, them and the hummingbird. thank you for sharing today.


  5. So many fun winged critters. I am a Halloween person so the vulture got my attention.:) All are pretty darned cute, though.


  6. Oh Sharon…I can’t tell you how many cold cups of coffee I have drank, because I’m so involved in what I am stitching. Your little elephant angel mugrug is just so darn sweet, It would surely make that cold coffee better! Fun fun designs my dear.


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