Elephant Walk in QUILTER’S WORLD (Winter 2013)


Hello Friends, many of you have expressed wanting to see my Elephant Walk quilt, featured in the Winter 2013 issue of Quilter’s World.  So, I am more than happy to share with you about the quilt. :)

2199837732_18A_Elephant[image source: Quilter’s World]

This quilt symbolizes my little family, and is inspired by the family walks we take in the “made-believe woods” in the summer.  [Seriously, some of you will laugh me to scorn what we call “woods” here in the city, ha!]  Be that as it may, and please pay no attention to the “little elf/helper behind the curtain”…



The quilt features chevron blocks, easily constructed using half-square-triangles…


And strips…


And simple appliqued elephant shapes.  You can add however many elephants you want to represent all your family members by adjusting the sizes of the elephants.


Elephant Walk uses fabrics from Riley Blake‘s Madhuri fabric collection. As with all Riley Blake fabrics, Madhuri fabrics are simply cheerful and happy!


I am thinking by now you just have to love the fabric I used for the binding.


Quilting, as in construction of the entire quilt top, was done with Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting.  I am not sure if you could see it, but the quilting in my applique strip is done in sort of an ombre fashion with color changes for the quilting threads.  Can you see the transition from red to yellow to green etc?


Here you see more quilting shots.




The quilting in the last picture is seen more clearly on the quilt back.


I am looking forward to the warmer days when we will be taking our walks again.


Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed seeing Elephant Walk.  Click here if you would like to see more Riley Blake happiness.

I wish you all a very lovely week! Lord willing, I will be sharing with you tomorrow my last 2013 magazine featured quilt.



Have you had a chance to check out my other 2013 featured projects?

Better Homes and Garden American Patchwork & Quilting 2014 Calendar (Cover Quilt): Nature Walk

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Australian Quilters Companion (November 2013, Cover Quilt): Farm Crossing

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Scrappy Jewel

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Winter Wonderland

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections

Benartex (November 2013): Princess Aiko using Cherry Blossom Festival

Benartex (November 2013): A Midtown Story using City Construction

Benartex (November 2013): It’s Electrifying using Electric Feathers

Benartex (November 2013): Space Odyssey using I Want My Space

Benartex (November 2013): To Eternity and Beyond using I Want My Space

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013): Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013): Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (December 2013): Petals

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Apple Jacks/Quilters Garden

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Towne Square/Quilters Garden

19 thoughts on “Elephant Walk in QUILTER’S WORLD (Winter 2013)

  1. I think this one of the cutest quilts I have ever seen. It makes me smile every time I see it. Gat colors, cute elephants, marvelous quilting… It has it ALL. great job, Wendy. Five Stars for sure!



  2. That fabric is a wonder!!!!! It just screams ‘summer’, warmth, sunshine and I really like the quilting in that applique section!!!!!! It’s all….awesome!!!!!! Hugs………………..SSAB

  3. Just adorable, Wendy! I’m in awe of your piecing and quilting skills. You are inspiring me to do a more careful job on my own quilts.

  4. Oh my gosh!!! Love and love the fabric, can not go wrong with pink and elephants. What more than chevrons and elephants in one quilt can a girl ask for anyway?? The whole thing is just so bright and shiny and makes me as happy as a little kid .

  5. Cute, cute, cute……..who would think elephants could be so “colorful”

    Great quilting weather here in Wisconsin, expecting 3- 5 inches of snow!

    Take care

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