As mentioned before, there were a couple of whole cloth baby quilts that I made last month. I showed you the butterfly quilt a couple of weeks ago and I’m happy to now show you the second, an elephant baby quilt. This blanket was probably the quickest quilt I’ve ever made! I had learned about a cousin’s baby shower a little late for quilting comfort, so I decided a whole cloth might be completed in time. The weekend before the shower I purchased the fabric, cut, basted, and quilted….a day before the shower I was able to bind and wash it 🙂 whew!
The shower/nursery theme is elephants with grey and pink colorways and that’s exactly what I found on my fabric search. The cotton top is a repeating print of a mom and baby elephant. The flannel back is a very soft pink. While shopping, I was torn between 3-4 different shades of pink, but finally decided on the softest hue. The diagonal quilting was totally free hand, no measuring or marking! I did my best to stay in between the traveling elephants. For the binding I found a tone on tone grey floral print, which paired nicely. I didn’t realize that this was a wide fabric as it was wrapped nicely on a normal sized bolt. To my discovery when I got home, it was 109″W! I bought a 1/2 yard and only needed to cut 2 strips 😀 Left overs in my stash for more binding!
Forgot to photograph before putting in the wash and dry. You get to see the comfy crinkle effect!
While mom-to-be received many blankets for her winter baby, this one definitely stands apart from the rest! Plus, you can never have too many blankies ❤