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I’;m excited today to be sharing with you the last of my new pattern releases for my Safari Party fabric line, the Zinnia the Zebra Quilt pattern. I try to add a touch of “;whimsy”; to all of my sewing and quilt patterns and I’;m very excited with how “;Zinnia”; turned out!

Zinnia is the last of my new patterns for Safari Party. ?I have a few other patterns (including NEW bags) planned for Fall, but this is the last of the “;summer sewing”;. (I have 2 new bag patterns in the works and I’;m so excited about them —; it’;s KILLING me that I don’;t have time to finish them right now!)

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Last Springgifts for grandma, on a whim I decided to make a giant Zebra quilt to hang in my booth at market. I turned the zebra from the Safari line into a giant applique pattern. I made it to “;display”; in my booth but didn’;t think anyone would want to make it.

Well I was wrong, most everyone that stopped by my booth at market asked when the pattern was coming out. ?So I went home and spent most of the summer making sure that all my “;i’;s”; were dotted and “;t’;s”; were crossed. I also developed a smaller version of the zebra that would be great for a mini quilt or a pillow (the pillow is 20″; x 20″;).

The pattern is now available in the shop as a PDF file. The download comes with 3 files. The pattern and 2 oversized prints for the applique. After speaking to a few people, I decided it was best to offer a version of the pattern that you didn’;t have to tape together since the zebra is almost 36″; tall.

(quilting by Natalia Bonner)

You can simply take the file to a copy shop and ask for an Engineer Print. They are only a few dollars and you’;ll get a full size pattern out of it. Easy peasy! (Just note, you may need to take a copy of your receipt with you just incase they are sticklers about copyrighted materials). I’;m actually in the process of adding engineer prints to all of my PDF’;s since it’;s so easy (and cheap) to get them made.

We toted “;Zinnia”; around with us last summer. She even had a little photoshoot just outside of Zion’;s National park in June.

The applique is set up kinda like a GIANT paint by numbers. You trace the pattern number then put it on the fabric in the correct spot. It’;s all explained in great detail in the pattern.

To make my applique I used a fun new product that Cricut sent me to try, their Bright Pad?(links are affilatle links). ?It’;s a super thin and BRIGHT lightbox and it was PERFECT for sliding around under my applique pattern. It’;s designed for weeding vinyl lettering but I’;ve been using it like gangbusters on applique patterns this summer.

You can pick one up at Cricut?

The Zinnia Zebra Quilt Pattern is on sale for one week only. I like to offer my patterns on sale when they first come out as a way to say “;thank you”; for reading my blog. After next week, the price goes up to regular price.

Printed copies are ON THEIR WAY! If you’;d like to place a Wholesale order just shoot me an email (contact link is on menu bar).

Whew, that was a lot! Now I’;m off to lay by the pool for at least one day before school starts…; I feel like summer just started and now it’;s over!

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The weekend is upon us and unless we are lucky, it could be turning a little cold (well it is September after all!) With this in mind and the knowledge that the colder half of the year is heading straight for us, we thought we would get you in the mood with some warm and cosy decorating ideas.

Last year I shared this DIY Cake Plate Tutorial with my friend Amy and her readers over on The Idea Room. Spending last week with Amy, I was reminded of this post and that I haven’t shared it with my readers yet. I had been wanting to make one of these DIY Cake Plates forever! Turns out it’s SUPER SIMPLE! Fun projects like this make Entertaining Made Simple.