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Two Finishes



Finished the bright “Elephant” baby quilt this morning, and the light was good for taking pictures of both of this month’s baby quilts, so here they are.


This is “Daughter of Sultry”, made from those scraps, a little green, and lots of Kona Snow.


The back is a whole piece of a slightly different Sultry print, very effective (I think), and no piecing, for once.


This turned out pretty cuddly and yummy.  Very sweet, tho.  Probably heading to my Etsy shop.


This is “Elephant”, and I love it!  I may not be able to put it in the shop.  It may have to go to the new great-nephew.  Of course, every newest quilt is usually my favorite, so it could change before August.


I did decide to sash this with Kona Khaki.  I kept the circle theme going in the quilting with the rows of circles/dots in the sashing, and the circles around the elephants.  The border is all stars.  All of that is stitched with Superior Bottom Line thread in a khaki shade.


The elephants and spirals are done with “Art Studio” and “New Brytes”.  The scrappy binding was a no-brainer, and turned out great.  It required one extra two-inch strip to make up for all the piecing.  The whole quilt is like some kind of ode to Robert Kauffman, since the elephant print is Kauffman “Urban Circus”, and then there’s all the Kona.  Purely coincidence.


The batik for the back is covered with the perfect size dots to go with the bright dots, which I pieced in.


So, I’m making great progress on my April “Getting it Done” goals.  Trouble is now I want to pull some fabrics for a girl quilt that would kind of coordinate with Elephants…  Hmmm.  Take care!

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

8 thoughts on “Two Finishes

  1. I love Daughter of Sultry! Very Pretty…..esp the back side.

  2. Valerie, thank you for sharing! I love your use of circles and elephants in the quilting!

  3. They are such cute quilts! I love the elephant quilting in the long cabin block, it’s adorable! The Daughter of Sultry pattern is very pretty with all the white backgrounds!

  4. I like them both. The quilting on the elephant quilt is very special, unique.

  5. Two adorable baby quilts – thanks for sharing, Valerie.

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