I'm so excited to be sharing a quilt I created today using Frances Newcombe's new collection Safari Moon for Art Gallery Fabrics.The fabrics I used are from the Expedition Blue colorway of the collection. I'm really smitten by them. I think the colors are gorgeous and vibrant and there are such unique prints. Really cool.
I made a crib size version of this quilt that I made last year. I love this pattern for really showing off fabrics. I'll be republishing this pattern later this year with the crib size version included.The quilting on this one was done free-hand by Melissa Kelley of Sew Shabby Quilting. I just gave her free-reign to do what ever she wanted and LOVE how it turned out.
I took this quilt with me to bind in the car on a recent family road trip to southern Utah over President's Day weekend. So we had to take advantage of a nice back drop for a good photo shoot. It's too desert-dry for a safari, but it was dramatic never the less.We did do some exploring of our own, so we can count it as an expedition. Above is Snow Canyon outside of St. George.
We also explored a new spot called Anasazi Ridge filled with ancient petroglyphs. My boys were in rock-climbing heaven and finding the petroglyphys was like a treasure hunt. There were LOTS of them too.
More Sew Shabby Quilting.Safari Moon fabrics are available from the Fat Quarter Shop and Fabricworm. If you'd like to see more gorgeous projects created with the Safari Moon collection, stop by these other blogs on their specific dates.
Monday February 24 Faith Jones Fresh Lemons Quilts
Tuesday February 25 Lindsay Conner Lndsaysews/ Craft buds
Wednesday February 26 Sarah Lawson Sew Sweetness
Thursday February 27 Cristy Fincher Sew Much Like Mom
Diary of a Quilter YOU ARE HERE! Amy Smart
Monday March Lee Heinrich Freshly Pieced
Sew Fantastic Teri Harlan
Quilt Jane Jane Davidson
Lilys Quilts Lynne Goldsworthy
Upstairs Hobby Room Sandy Whitelaw
Imagingermonkey Katy Jones
Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Canoeridgecreations Megan Bohr