Combining paper piecing and applique in one project is a great way to add new skills or brush up on rusty ones.
Things we love about this elephant quilt and pillow sewing project:
Bright colors on a neutral background
Background comprised of easy-to-sew strips
Proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be donated to Elephant Nature Park in Thailand
The elephant quilt would be perfect for a nursery, but would also transition well to a big kid room. Omit the child-like figure and the elephant pillow makes a great gift for your favorite animal lover or world traveler.
MATERIALS FOR QUILT:
Yardage is based on 42˝-wide fabric.
Colorful fabric scraps (for appliqué): 30–40 pieces of fabric, at least 5˝ × 8˝ each
Light- to medium-value neutrals (for background): 1/8–1/2 yard each of 11 different fabrics, to total approximately 31/2 yards