An Elephant to Applique
Free Elephant Quilt Block to Applique - for a circus quilt

free applique elephant block to applique


Here's an elephant block to applique to go with the circus tent, clown, and zebra blocks recently posted here (Click here for the free applique Circus Tent block, here for the Juggling Clown and here for the Zebra.) to use in a child's quilt. These blocks can be any size (6-9" or so). One quilter wrote me that she plans to make the Circus Tent block extra large in the center of her quilt and then put the smaller blocks around it. On the next page you'll see a larger diagram to help you see how to lay out the template pieces. If the quilt is not for a baby, try using buttons for the eyes?
Also, remember if you want to use duplicates of this elephant block, you can mirror image them to have the elephant facing either left or right for more variety. Just use the templates upside down when you cut them. You can see a reversed elephant block at the right.

Print the templates and enlarge them a copy machine to the desired block size. The toes are all the same piece, so there is only one template for them.

Layout Diagram is here. (an alternate "blown apart" elephant diagram)

Templates are here, there is just one template page.

If you make one of these blocks or a quilt top, please send me a photo or a scan of the block to show off what fabrics you used.

Susan Druding

The Elephant Block was designed using Electric Quilt 5