Image from Eileen's Attic

Image from Eileen's Attic

Eileen of Eileen’s Attic blog made this adorable baby quilt top of elephants holding a flower with their trunks. So cute.

The block is an original design from Milk and Honey Quilts. Get the free block here.

By Scarlett Burroughs


4 Comments so far

  1. Ros on July 22, 2011 9:36 am

    Elephant block. Have stumbled at the first hurdle. Tried to piece I onto H. But I is 2.5 inches and the rectangle H is only 4.5. I can’t make them fit. Clearly I dont understand the principle behind this. Also when it says trim seam, is the left hand corner two material pieces thick or does H get trimmed right back as well?

    If someoe could explain this I can get stuck in. I am a good seamstress but a novice quilter – but I thought they would all fit together easy peasy. Help!!!!!!!

  2. Linda on October 28, 2011 9:33 am

    this is a way of making triangles without having to cut the triangle. lay I at the lefter corner of H. sew your seam from the corner to corner of I starting with the bottom left of I and sewing to the top right corner of I. then you trim both I and H at a 1/4 inch and press seam. It should only be one layer. then lay another I square over the right end of H. this time sewing corner to corner of I square from the top left corner to the bottm right ocrner. this makes the triangle of the elephant head. /\ then trim this one and press the I back open. I hope this helps.

  3. Cloey on May 2, 2013 2:44 am

    Loved loved loved this little quilt. Enjoyed piecing it and the entire process. I am new to quilting and this was a nice challenge. I will make it again. Thanks for being so generous to share this cute idea.

  4. Scarlett on May 2, 2013 4:31 am

    So glad you enjoyed making this pattern Cloey! Welcome to quilting. Scarlett

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