Safari Dreamtime Quilt

July 18, 2010


After making my first baby quilt, I was excited when a neighbor commissioned me to make one for her brother & sister-in-law. Their nursery is safari-themed with greens and browns. We headed off to my local JoAnns store and hand-picked some cute fabrics from the baby section to match.

The quilt contains bamboo batting and is machine-quilted in the seams and around each animal in the center.

Love the matching flannel fabric we found for the backing…

Wishing you a creative day,


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3 Responses to “Safari Dreamtime Quilt”

  1. EstroJean Says:

    Cuuuute! The greens and browns look wonderful with that little bit of giraffe in there.


  2. Emilee Says:

    Does anyone know where I can find this pattern?? Or the dimensions?? I need this super fast!! Like last week. Anyone????? Thanks!


    • Laura Says:

      Hi Emilee,
      Here is my pattern info…

      Brown plush fabric:
      Cut 2 – 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ pieces (side pieces surrounding center panel)
      Cut 2 – 2 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ pieces (top and bottom surrounding center panel)
      Cut 4 – 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ pieces (Corner squares)

      Safari Print:
      Cut 1 – 14 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ (center front panel)

      Giraffe Print:
      Cut 4 – 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

      Light green floral print:
      Cut 4 – 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

      Pastel Striped print:
      Cut 2 – 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

      Flannel safari print for backing:
      Cut 1 – 30 1/2″ x 36 1/2″

      Flannel safari print for additional squares:
      Cut 4 – 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

      Using 1/4″ seam allowances:
      1) sew side panels to center panel.
      2) then top and bottom strips to sewn panel.
      3) lay out squares in alternating patterns as shown
      4) sew four together for each side and attach to side brown panels (less top & bottom squares)
      5) sew five squares that will go across top & bottom together then attach to top & bottom of quilt
      6) Add layer of batting & backing flannel fabric and quilt together by stitching in ditch
      7) Add binding of your choice (I used pre-made double-folded binding)

      Hope this helps!


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