Thursday, January 5, 2017

Zoo Dwellers Quilt Tutorial Reboot

Once upon a time (a.k.a. waaay back in 2011) I designed a quilt for the Riley Blake blog called Zoo Dwellers.  I was cleaning up some older links on my blog last month and decided that the Zoo Dwellers pattern needed a reboot!  I've come a long way since I first started writing patterns and this new version of the pattern is much simpler, the pattern layout is cleaner and easier to read and follow.

Zoo Dwellers free quilt pattern from A Bright Corner

For this new version of Zoo Dwellers I used fabrics from the new Road Trip line designed by Kelly Panacci for Riley Blake.

Road Trip fabrics Kelly Panacci Riley Blake Designs

I'm such a fan of bright colors - especially reds and greens.  So this collection of prints is right up my alley.  And they're a great fit for the Zoo Dwellers quilt because the pattern really lets the prints be the star of the show.

Zoo Dwellers free quilt pattern from A Bright Corner

You can see more of the Road Trip fabrics here.  And you can also find them now in stores, and online here at the Fat Quarter Shop or Hawthorne Threads

The Zoo Dwellers quilt is a quick one to put together.  There are no blocks to make, and no fussy seams to line up.  All you need is 7 fat quarters and just over a yard of background fabric.  

Zoo Dwellers free quilt pattern from A Bright Corner

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  1. Nice quilt - thanks for the free pdf :)

  2. Thank you for another great and free pattern. I have some fabric that I wanted to let 'shine' and this pattern is perfect.

  3. Oh, my goodness. I have that fabric on my wishlist at the Fat Quarter Shop. I was wondering what I would do with it if I bought it. Now I know, and will just have to buy it! This quilt is so cute! Thanks for the wonderful free pattern!


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