I made one of these last year for a friend from work. She had painted the nursery with jungle animals. She requested these colors and jungle prints. I was pretty horrified by the jungle prints, but in the end I thought it was one of the cutest baby quilts I have ever made. I had lots of fabrics left over and decided to make another one since I forgot to take pictures of the first one and all that extra fabric needed to be put to use!
The blue animal prints (above the lion and below to the right side) were VIP fabric left overs that have been in my stash for years. They are perfect and I wish I had some more of them!
The animal embroideries were designed by Jo Ann Mullaly for her "Animal Crackers" design. I enlarged them and changed the middle to say "Welcome to the Jungle." I used a lime green perle cotton #8 for both the embroideries and the quilting.
I quilted it by hand just outlining the squares and rectangles.
The center square.
I used some of one of the VIP prints as a strip with the pieced back. I had to use some of the zebra print for the binding!
I do not have a particular baby in mind for this, I will just put it in my stash of already made baby quilts until I find the right baby for it! At least this time around, I have taken lots of pictures!