Monday, September 25, 2017

There's an Elephant in the Room

I finished this baby quilt for a neighbor's little girl. The background fabric is a cheater cloth by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics purchased a couple of years ago at a local quilt show. The template for the elephants I found copyright free on the internet and I used my printer to enlarge the template to different sizes. The circles were drawn using Karen Buckley's Perfect Circle templates. The elephants and circles are fused onto the background with Pellon Wonder Under and then stitched down with a small zigzag stitch. I folded the edges of the strips under and then top stitched close to the edges.

I may use this idea on other baby quilts in the future. The squares on the background fabric are about 5" square, so a similar background could easily be pieced using those dimensions and low volume fabrics. Any animal shapes would work, according to the child's preference. Similarly, the shapes could be hexagons (don't we all have an acrylic hexie template?), triangles, diamonds, half hexies, half circles, squares,etc.

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