I needed a quilt for a friend’s baby shower, so I went to my copy of the book Quilts, Baby! for an idea.
This book has many inspirational and very original patterns in it, but I don’t recommend it to a beginner. It’s more for an experienced quilter.
The elephant is raw-edge appliqued to the front. After washing and drying, the edges of the elephant are softly frayed.
The background gray stars, the gray of the elephant’s body, and the pale yellow solid on the back are all Quilter’s Candy from Connecting Threads. The brown for the eye and binding are from my stash. And the blue plaid for the ear is from a recent trip to JoAnn’s. It just called out to me from the fabric bolts as I was walking past.
The baby’s initials are embroidered with gray perle thread on the elephant’s neck.
I wanted to make a matching basket for the baby’s room, using the same fabrics from the baby’s quilt. The lining is solid yellow and the handles and bottom are linen.
I didn’t know what to put in the basket, but then I found a cute hooded towel (washcloths too) and onesies with elephants to carry on the theme and colors.
The finished quilt is 42” x 42”. The batting is higher loft.
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