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Safari Moon – new Art Gallery Fabrics quilt

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.

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30 Comments

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    jodie
    February 28, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Amy, you are such an inspiration !!! You amaze me all the time . This quilt is great, awesome colors

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    Michele
    February 28, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Really nice. And the backdrop couldn't be more spectacular.

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    sophie
    February 28, 2014 at 6:29 am

    love it! great choice of design to show off the prints!

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    Lisa Marie
    February 28, 2014 at 6:31 am

    This quilt really shows off the gorgeous prints. And the fabric colors are so vibrant! Love the photos — your family members did a good job posing creatively.

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    Michele T
    February 28, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Beautiful quilt pattern and those fabrics are gorgeous!!! I hope to pin this one to my Quilt & Sew board 😉

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    shelley
    February 28, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Love love love what you chose to do with this amazing fabric line. Those zebras definitely need to be showcased in a large block like you did. Another fabulous finish Amy!

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    Sandy W
    February 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

    gorgeous quilt!! love the design and your choices of the fabric line are fantastic in it!!! wow I have never been to Utah, gorgeous!! what a back drop!!!!! amazing

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    Melissa
    February 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Great quilt! I really like the way the large square blocks show off the fabric. Amazing job!:)

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    Gill
    February 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Fabulous quilt – the orange really pops!

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    Frances Newcombe
    February 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    This is a fantastic post your quilt is amazing and I love the pictures!! Thank you Amy so much for this I just adore this quilt! Thank you a thousand times!!!! Much much love, Frances

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    Frances Newcombe
    February 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    ps perfect backdrop those ancient petroglyphs for your boys treasure hunt what a cool time! Love that!

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    Carmen N
    February 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    What a great quilt!

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    Cristy
    February 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Amy, your quilt is wonderful!

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    Lynne Tilley
    February 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I love your quilt with the large blocks of fabric. They really do show off the fabrics so well like that. Wonderful!

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    pam
    February 28, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I just fell in love with this zebra when it came into the quilt shop I work at. Wonderful design with these fabrics. Are you selling a pattern for it or is it somewhere on your site?

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    Melissa
    March 1, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Saw your pics and thought "I didn't know Amy Smart was from St George". I recognized Snow Canyon since I live there. Fun to read about your trip. You have such an incredible color eye!

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    Val JH
    March 1, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Beautiful. Fabulous fabrics and your design showcases them just brilliantly.

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    Nicki
    March 1, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Love those bright colors, you can never go wrong with green, blue and orange

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    Jennifer Bell
    March 2, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Stunning! I love Safari Moon and your use of the white borders just sets off the amazing colors.

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    SIMPLESEW
    March 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Me Too………

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    Katy Cameron
    March 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Gorgeous quilt and backdrop :o)

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    Lindsay Swoboda
    March 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Those fabrics are just stunning, and that landscape is unreal! Thank you for sharing, this was so inspiring, and I would love to hike there one day.

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    Wendy
    March 3, 2014 at 2:53 am

    so lovely, the colours are great and the pattern is perfect for the large scale prints

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    desertskyquilts
    March 4, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Love the quilt. Love the pictures of Utah. It bought back memories of when my husband and I went there. Great sharing, thanks!

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    Rolyn
    March 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    This colorway is fabulous! And what a great location for a photo op!

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    Rolyn
    March 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    This colorway is fabulous! And what a great location for a photo op!

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    Joan H.
    March 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    We have enjoyed the beautiful scenery in Utah several times and it is the perfect back drop for you lovely quilt.

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    Beeshebags
    January 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Hi, great quilt…I just went to see if the pattern was available in your shop but couldn&#39;t find it, do you know when you&#39;ll be republishing it please?<br /><br />Hugs<br />Naomi aka Nomes

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    MzRed
    January 30, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Where can we find this pattern?

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