This bright and happy Handmade quilt is made with fabrics from the le elephant collection. Pretty shades of pink, blue, gray, green and yellow are printed with elephants, flowers, alphabets, dots, checks, squiggly stripes. These are all pieced together in a random, scrappy design. The white border makes all the colors stand out so well.
The quilt measures 41 x 48…..this is a perfect size for a crib, to use on the floor for playtime, on your lap for snuggling or tossed across a chair. It will add a nice pop of color to any nursery, or room it is used in. Toddlers love a quilt to call their own and this is a great size for them, as well.
I machine quilted the quilt with Warm and White cotton batting, and stitched in a free motion, all over loopy, swirly design with white cotton thread. The backing is a matching white polka dot on pink, which really adds to the charm of the quilt. I made the binding double with this same fabric, then stitched it to the front of the quilt. I finished by turning this to the back of the quilt and hand stitching it down. This is the traditional way of finishing a quilt.
I make all my quilts to be used and loved, and when washing becomes necessary, this can be done easily at home. Use cold water and a gentle cycle in the machine. Drying can be done in the dryer on a low setting, laid flat, or hung to dry. Soft puckering will occur with the first washing…..just like Grandma's favorite quilts!
This quilt will be the hit of a baby shower and will make any new mom and baby happy!