The animals of the African Savanna are amazing and iconic and I had so much fun turning some of them into patchwork blocks! This 64” x 84” sampler quilt is made using conventional patchwork techniques. All pieces are square or rectangular except the rhino’s horn, which is made using a cutting guide and a shortcut piecing technique similar to Lisa the Unicorn’s horn or Norm and Nanette’s hats.
The blocks are made using a combination of fat quarters and fat eighths and the pattern includes a detailed fabric guide. You can use the guide to duplicate my fabrics exactly, or to plan a fantastic fabric combination of your own. The background fabric in my sample quilt is Kona Metal. Block details are made using Kona Snow, Pepper, and Wasabi.
Patterns will start shipping to stores in mid-May 2019. Electronic patterns will be available in my shop starting May 24, 2019.
A list of my wholesale distributors can be found here.
Spectacular Savanna is perfect for a block of the month program! Simply refer to the cutting instructions on Page 2 and the chart on Pages 3 and 4 to see what is needed to make each block.
Kits include fabrics for making the sampler quilt top, binding, and the pattern, and are available for wholesale order from Robert Kaufman Fabrics for shipping in August 2019.
In addition to the sampler quilt, Spectacular Savanna includes complete instructions for turning each of the blocks into a variety of bonus projects. Zebra, Giraffe, Rhino, and Hippo blocks are 20” square. Lion, Wildebeest, and Leaf blocks are 24” square. Elephant and Gazelle blocks are 30” square. 20” and 24” blocks can be turned into pillows and all block sizes can be tiled to make quilts in multiple sizes. Scroll down to see the the bonus projects. Each one can be made with any block or combination of blocks within each size group.
My sample projects were made using prints from my Adventure collection for Robert Kaufman, Kona Solids, and Essex Linen Blend.
P.S. For those of you who are curious, “savanna” is the correct American English spelling of the geographical feature. It’s not the same as the city in Georgia. :)