Please join me this Fall as we complete this fun Seasonal Safari Quilt! I’m offering it as a free quilt row along to celebrate the release of my new Safari Party fabric line! Keep reading to find out how to participate!
You can now buy a PDF with the entire quilt pattern (instead of clicking back and forth between posts)!
Last year I hosted a block-of-the-month program (you can see all of the posts from it by clicking HERE). It was a lot of fun and I got a lot of people asking me if I was going to do it again in 2017.
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I wasn’t sure if I was up for another block of the month but liked the idea of hosting another quilt along. After I created this quilt for my market booth last spring, I decided that it would make a fun quilt along! It’s a simple pattern that can be broken down into rows, so I decided to offer the quilt pattern for free as part of a quilt row.
Quilt Along Schedule
The row-along will start September 15th. It will go on for six weeks, and there will be eight posts in total.
After I made the quilt, I was stumped for a name so I put a call out on Instagram, and boy did you guys ever come through! After several people told me they thought it looked like A) Summer Pinwheels or B) a Fairisle Christmas sweater, I decided to call the quilt Seasonal Safari. A fun quilt pattern that you can make to celebrate any season!
I spent some time in EQ7 mocking up some additional views of the quilt..
Additional Fabric Suggestions
Here’s a fun Halloween version using Riley Blake’s Trick or Treat line:
and a Christmas version with Comfort & Joy from Riley Blake:
a Spring version using my Wonderland Two Fabrics…
and last but not least a solid version. Using Riley Blake Black, White, Scarlet, Latte and Iron. If I get my act together I want to make this version for my inlaws cabin in Utah. It matches a rug they have in their living room almost exactly. We will see if it actually happens *wink*. Also, I’m pretty sure they don’t read my blog, so no surprises to spoil there!
We lugged this quilt all over the country with us last summer. I managed to get a bit of red dirt on it in Southern Utah, and a bit of lake water on it at Lake Cumberland. I can now say that it is a well “seasoned” quilt. Right now it’s a washed, soft, pile of fabric on my couch that I like to curl up with when I watch tv at night.
If you want to participate, I’ve typed up a PDF to download with all the Fabric Requirements and dates for the rows to be posted. Just click on the image below to download it.
If you are a store and want to kit this quilt, feel free to use this PDF; just don’t print out the actual instructions; those need to be read here. There is a link on the PDF for your customers to get all the instructions. I will also be offering the entire quilt as a PDF download as we go, for a small fee… If you prefer a PDF vs. reading the pattern off of the blog.
I hope that you’ll join me and share your blocks! I can not wait to see what you create!!
I’m thinking of starting a private Facebook Group for the Quilt Row Along. Has anyone else been in that type of group? I keep hearing about them and was thinking about giving it a try!
This looks so beautiful. I have to sew along.
Love seeing the other colours so you can get an idea what it could look like using the different colours.
Now to my sewing stash.
J. Sciortino says
Love the quilt, and would enjoy giving it a try. Looking forward to the blocks! I think a group blog would be great – I currently belong to several and really enjoy the sharing of great ideas and photos of variations of the same block – keeps me motivated to do better each time. Great idea! Thanks for sharing this block program.
Marlene Clausen says
I didn’t see the size of the quilt anywhere. Can you provide w/l, please?
On the requirements page it states it finishes 60 x 72.
This sounds like fun. I have never done a “row” quilt so want to do this. I have been on one facebook quilt group and enjoyed seeing everyone’s blocks.
Kathy Tansey says
Looking forward to this row quilt ! Thank you ??
I also would like to know the finished size
I love the different techniques that are used. I’ll be joining the Safari! Thank you!
Wow, you truly make gorgeous quits. I wish I was half as talent.
Sandy Bailey says
I completed a Row by Row quilt this summer usng the “RxR” quilt shop patterns and it was so much fun! I’m going to do yours too!
I love your Seasonal Safari row quilt. Very colorful. I plan on joining your row along. Having a Facebook group page is a good idea.
Diane McCoy says
I love your Season Safari, can’t wait to start the quilt along.
Sandra York says
Where do I get the patterns for the rows. I don’t see it.
Beverly T says
Just came back from quilt retreat in NM found this email waiting for me when I got home, very limited cell service.
I love the quilt. Just what I have been looking for a row by row quilt. Am excited to join along. I belong to artist FB groups to show off creations, very inspiring. So if you decide FB group fun
Elaine Porter says
I’m wanting to start this row by row but only see Row 2 directions. How do I get Row 1?
Antoinette Maidwell says
Good afternoon. I have only just joined your website. Where do we get rows 1 & 2?
carol garcia says
what size is it, finished..? looks like maybe a twin size? maybe fulll? i make mostly baby quilts but this pattern is so very pretty… and all the possibilities, WOW Thanks for sharing such a cute quilt
Antoinette Maidwell says
Good afternoon. I have only just joined your group. Where can I get the instructions for rows 1 & 2
Terri W says
Lovely! Please keep option of instructions on web page as I discontinued using Facebook. Thanks!