How to use the Elephant quilt block patterns

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Ingrid Alteneder

Hey there, I love fabric, sewing, quilting and most of all Foundation Paper Piecing. Welcome to my blog!


Travelling inspires …
We spent spring break in Africa last April. Morocco to be exact and Marrakech to be even more precise.
We’re very lucky, it’s not far from here to travel to, and it’s one of my favorite places on the planet. We always stay right in the middle of the Medina in a Riad. Just writing about it makes me miss it again, and I can hear the sounds and smell the scents… ahhh, it’s nothing short of amazing.
The city of Marrakech is surrounded by the Atlas mountain range and the desert.
Therefore you’ll find many camel riding and desert tours.
The first time, we stayed at an Oasis outside the city many years ago, inspired me to design my camel quilt block pattern. This time, I added some other African animals to my animal series,  the elephant family.


These are some of my favorite quilt block patterns ever.
They are not only fantastic for all sorts of quilted items, such as pillowcases and table runners, but they will look fantastic as a wall hanging as well , in any room really.


Using the Pattern for Quilted Baskets

I get asked all the time, what other ways, besides the ones mentioned above, there are to use these blocks, well I thought the elephants would be perfect for fabric baskets…
tadaahh (almost the sound of an elephant, right ?)
For some reason they suit the round form of the basket, don’t you agree?


As you can see, there are many ways to use these baskets, I’m using mine in the bathroom for towels and hair stuff, but the possibilities are endless. You will find the pattern for the baskets here.

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