The Safari Sampler

Great-Outdoors-Blog-Hop-300x300The Island Batiks Ambassadors “Great Outdoors” Blog Hop is into it’s second week, and today, Amy Warner of Sew Incredibly Crazy and I get to unwrap our “Surprise” packages and show you what we made with Island Batik’s brand new “Safari” line.
We each received a half yard of each of the fabrics in this collection, plus larger pieces of two coordinates. My coordinates were the giraffe print in the upper right of the photo, and the bright yellow in the lower right.
I can’t wait to see what Amy made with hers.
I came up with a sampler quilt that  used some of every fabric I received.
Click HERE to see the entire collection.
Safari Title

The Safari Sampler features seven pattern rows named (top to bottom): Gemstones, Equator, Sundown, Tropic of Capricorn, Daybreak, Tropic of Cancer, and Trouble. Each row finishes 48″ wide. I added 4″ (finished) side borders, for a generous lap-size quilt that finishes 56″ x 72″.

If your local quilt shop doesn’t carry the Safari collection from Island Batik, a few of my favourite online sources are the Missouri Star Quilt Co, Hancock’s of Paducah, and Fabric Shack.
When making my sampler, I used the Tucker Trimmer® and Split Rects® trimming tools from Studio 180 Design.
Thank you to Island Batik for providing the fabrics for this sampler, to Aurifil for providing the thread. I am falling in love with their 50wt cottons for piecing.

I have actually sewn most of my IB projects this year with this one spool of off-white Aurifil 50wt thread!



I bought this one, but Hobbs has been very generous in providing batting for the Island Batik Ambassadors.

And thanks to Hobbs for providing the battings we are using in our projects this year.

In lieu of a prize drawing, I’ve decided to make the Safari Sampler pattern a free download, so everyone wins!
Here is the complete schedule for the Great Outdoor Blog Hop:
Monday, August 6 – All A FlutterYellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 – Birds N’ BeesArk Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 – Canterbury Manor Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 – Eclectic GardenDesert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 – Vintage MorrisMooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter
Monday, August 13 – SafariSew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs
Tuesday, August 14 – Spring BlossomsMary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk
Wednesday, August 15 – Victoria and Albert Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon
Thursday, August 16 – Wild ThingsFreemotion By The River, Kauffman Designs
Friday, August 17 – Petting ZooDen Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts
Monday, August 20 – Ocean OdysseyGateway Quilts, The Quilt Rambler
Tuesday, August 21 – British RoseBusy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts
Wednesday, August 22 – Dear WilliamThe Inquiring Quilter, mmm! Quilts, Living Water Quilter
Thursday, August 23 – Dragonfly DreamsInchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter
Friday, August 24 – Fur-ocious FriendsQuilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter
Monday, August 27 – Globetrotter Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations
Tuesday, August 28 – Jungle CruiseVicki’s Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts
Wednesday, August 29 – LavendulaCarole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting
Thursday, August 30 – London CallingQuilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting
Friday, August 31 – Spirit Rhythm Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore
Monday, September 3 – Sweet Tweets Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Tuesday, September 4 – Whatnot – heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts
Categories: Aurifil Threads, Hobbs Batting, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabric, Other Blocks & Patterns, Quilts, Uncategorized | 22 Comments

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22 thoughts on “The Safari Sampler

  1. Kathy Hager

    Love your quilt Anne!


  2. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Thank you SEW much, Anne! This is a great pattern and sew nice that everyone wins! Great job with your project!! I do have to shop online for my Island Batiks as my LQS does not carry them! 😦 But I love online shopping – I just can’t “pet” the fabric! LOL


  3. Great idea for a quilt to showcase the rich batiks!


  4. Love the quilt, and what a super way to do a give-away – thank you!


  5. Lori Smanski

    your quilt is wonderful. reminds me of jungle tribes. thanks for sharing your pattern.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net


  6. Thank you for giving us this cool pattern!


  7. annalutzbrown

    Very cool tyty for the freebee… great quilt hun and love the colors….


  8. Beth T.

    Nice of you to share this with everyone! Thanks very much.


  9. Wonderful !


  10. I love how using fabrics all from this one collection makes your sampler quilt look so cohesive. Great idea 🙂


  11. Now those fabrics make for one dramatic quilt. Love it!


  12. WhiteBearQuilts

    Great design! Thank you for the pattern! I too love Aurifil for piecing and quilting. My fav is dove #2600.


  13. Great fabrics for a great sampler quilt!


  14. Great idea! Love those prints.


  15. Fun! Thanks for sharing your project with us!


  16. MARY D

    Thanks for the pattern. Love the quilt.


  17. Deborah B.

    Your quilt looks beautiful and really shows off the fabrics. Thank you for sharing your pattern with us.


  18. That’s a great design!


  19. What a wonderful quilt. Love this line of fabric.


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  21. inquiringquilter

    Lovely quilt that really uses the fabrics well. Wish I could see a larger photo!


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