DH isn't as obsessed with the quilt making process as I am...imagine that- LOL - but I still wanted his input when I was searching for a pattern. He said he doesn't give advice. He just has opinions. Grin. I took pictures of 8 possibilities and scrolled through them with him. He settled on this one right away:
It said it was a free pattern called Mingled, but the link is a dead end. I contacted the designer, but didn't receive a reply so I just printed off a photo and set about deconstructing it. Since it was a free pattern at one time, I didn't feel too badly about doing so, but I'm not sharing measurements as I want to avoid any copyright infringement. It's really a simple pattern that would make great use of a jelly roll. I'm not sure how big of a quilt it would make using a jelly roll, but I love the pattern, pulled a jelly roll from my stash, and intend to find out soon.
Meanwhile, this time around, to quote a blog reader who left a comment on a previous post when I shared these fabrics - I am taking a walk on the wild side! I commented back that our wild days are long gone and staying up past 9 is about as wild as it gets around here these days.
I started piecing this in January 2019 - around here quilts have a long incubation period. 😉 This is going to be a snuggle quilt so it doesn't have to be huge, but long enough to cover from ears to toes so I settled on an 8x10 setting, making it about 70x85.
I backed it with a cuddle fabric so that it would be extra snuggly and Jackie added the perfect quilting with a pattern called Savannah:
I bound it with a leopard print because I had yardage of it left to use:
It may be October before the mercury dips low enough for us to break it in, but it will be ready and waiting for that first chilly day:
And it'll bring back fond memories of our time spent in Zimbabwe: