Quilt No 016: Jungle Friends

When things go quiet on here, it usually means I am working on something I can’t share just then. This is another of those projects, a jungle friends themed quilt that I gifted a couple of weeks ago so I can now share it publicly!

jungle friends quilt

It’s the first time I have quilted using printed polycotton, and I was quite disappointed with it fading on its very first wash. Hopefully, that is it for future washes. I’ll also give you a tip – always check the ironing instructions for unfamiliar fabrics. It turns out that setting the iron to the normal temperature and steam for cotton fabrics ends with the polycotton firmly adhering to the iron and shrinking somewhat.

And the pedant in me chafed all the way through the making that lions were not jungle creatures. And neither are giraffes as far as I am aware. Or indeed zebras. What about tortoises? Sheesh, what are we teaching our kids?

The details

  • Kaleidoscope pattern ‘Two to Tango’ from Quick Quilts with Rulers by Pam & Nicky Lintott
  • Creative Grids 45° Kaleidoscope Triangle 4½” non-slip double-strip ruler [CGRDBSKL]
  • Size: roughly 40″ square
  • Inner panels – Jungle Print Polycotton (white & green)
  • Sashing – American Premium Calico
  • Reverse – green gingham print cotton
  • Wadding – 80/20 cotton/polyester
  • Quilting uses large-scale outlines of each of the creatures featured in the fabric design
  • Caiman is a small variety of crocodile/alligator – I needed another name to add to the border
  • Junglefowl is a type of undomesticated chicken
  • And the chameleon? Well, you can’t see that….


One thought on “Quilt No 016: Jungle Friends

  1. Dear Uncle Pedant;
    Why not call it a Zoo Favorites Quilt?
    Love, Auntie Judy

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