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.
For this new version of Zoo Dwellers I used fabrics from the new Road Trip line designed by Kelly Panacci for Riley Blake.
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.
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.
You can find the free downloadable pattern here.
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