Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Elephant Adventures



Today I got out the fabrics I had cut in November?  October? for Scrap in the Box, this year’s Scrapitude mystery quilt by Charlotte.  Many of us #Twilters on Twitter are doing this.  You can certainly join in- this is only the first clue.


There were teeny, tiny pieces to put together, but I got them pieced in a few hours, so now I’m waiting to see what everyone elses looks like, and for next month’s clue.


Some of the sale fabrics I bought were these two adorable elephant prints.  What’s so cute about elephants?  I don’t know, but I had a great time sewing up these two baby quilts.

The primary colored one is just the whole fabric (I did a bit of piecing on the back), but it was good practice free motion quilting it,

and I finished with a special binding.



The teal elephants are a brushed cotton/linen blend, my first time using one.

Very soft, and great with the Kona solids. I used the walking foot and a serpentine machine stitch in variegated teal/aqua thread, and it gave it great texture and added interest to the plain blocks.  I bound it with the trimmings from the back.

Now what? I’m cleaning the studio, doing some bookkeeping, and thinking about a wintery quilt. What are you making?

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.

4 thoughts on “Elephant Adventures

  1. Elephants seem to be “in” right now and your prints are adorable. I hope to get started on the scrap in a box quilt soon.

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