Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Boxes of Elephants is Finished


2015-10-04 09.04.53This fun little quilt was commissioned, based on a quilt I made in January.  It makes up very quickly and is super simple sewing.

2015-10-04 09.05.34I can no longer find the original elephant fabric to purchase, so we agreed on this one, in which the light and dark is reversed (cuter print, too, I think!).  That necessitated a little redesign so the colors would look good together.  The elephant print is on home dec fabric, so it makes an interesting combination of textures with the soft Konas and prints.

2015-10-04 09.05.03I quilted this entirely with the walking foot.  I first stitched in the ditch between all the blocks with silver Bottom Line on top and a teal Masterpiece (because I didn’t have teal BL) on the bottom.  Then I switched to a variegated Coats and Clarks that I used to sew a serpentine stitch along all the seam lines, crossing through the plain blocks.  I finished with nine inches of thread left from that spool!

2015-10-04 09.06.16

I used a few inches of large-scale chevrons for the binding.  This quilt is now winging it’s way to Texas.

2015-10-04 09.07.28

I’m linking up to Michelle’s Let’s Make Baby Quilts.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Boxes of Elephants is Finished

  1. This is such a cute quilt! I never thought of using home dec fabric in a quilt, but I have some that I want to try it with, so thank you for the inspiration! And, thanks to you, I have ideas about what to combine it with. ❤

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