Stepping into the Jungle

Step 1: Spot a new line of fabric, “Jungle Paradise,” by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda:

Think to yourself: “I must make something with these fabrics!” Even though you rarely buy pre-cuts, order a layer cake — 42 10″ squares representing every fabric in the line.

Step 2: Spot a free pattern on Instagram called State Fair by Melissa Corry:

Think to yourself: “Wouldn’t those jungle fabrics look great in this pattern?” Decide then and there to make this quilt using those fabrics. Download and print the pattern.

Step 3: Find the perfect background fabric, a pale grassy green blender (“Cotton Shot” by Amanda Murphy for Benartex Fabrics).

Step 4: Make a few test half-square triangles (HSTs), which will finish at 4″ square . . .

. . . and play with possible pinwheel combinations:

Step 5: Conclude that this was a good idea all around and prepare to launch into major HST (half-square triangle) production mode, knowing that playing with these whimsical animal prints and vibrant colors and textures will be making you smile the entire time.




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6 Responses to Stepping into the Jungle

  1. Sandi says:

    That pattern is so cute! You just gave me one of my next projects. I think it would be really pretty in Christmas fabric. Thank you. Hugs,

  2. Sara Hart says:

    Such great (and fun) fabric combinations!

  3. Pam says:

    Very fun! Thank you for sharing this inspirational project.

  4. Kristi says:

    This will be such a great quilt – so bright and happy as we go into Fall and darker days. Have fun!

  5. Vickie Rooks says:

    Step 6–fall in love!

  6. Sandy says:

    I love that cheerful looking fabric. It will make a beautiful quilt.

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