Stitch a scrap-friendly quilt and pillow inspired by Jennifer Sampou’s travels to Thailand.
The best-selling fabric designer pairs paper-pieced and appliquéd motifs with a background of easy-to-sew strips. Gender-neutral and customizable, this artistically modern design is a definite showpiece. The full-size pattern includes complete instructions to make a quilt and a matching pillow. Proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be donated to Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, whose mission is to provide a rescue and rehabilitation center for elephants.
• Unique, gender-neutral design with full-size patterns • Soft background with a splash of vibrant color • Paper-pieced, appliquéd elephant and person motifs
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 (I used my Studio Stash yarn dyes, Kona solids, and a few simple prints from my Color:FULL collection. Because this quilt design was inspired by an experience I had in Thailand, I also added a few Thai silks I brought home.)
Light- to medium-value neutrals (for background): 1/8–1/2 yard each of 11 different fabrics, to total approximately 31/2 yards (I used 4 different prints, 3 yarn dyes, and 4 different whites / light solids.)