Welcome a new baby to your life with an adorable quilt made from jungle animal-theme fabric. Fabrics are from the Jungle Friends collection by Makower UK.
Jungle Path Baby Quilt
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Inspired by: Inner Glow from designer Monique Jacobs

Project tester: Diane Tomlinson


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

  • 1/3 yard peach print (blocks)
  • 1 yard white print (blocks, sashing)
  • 1/2 yard each green print and blue print (blocks)
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric
  • 2-7/8 yards backing fabric
  • 51"-square batting

Finished size: 42-1/2" square

Finished block: 18" square

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From peach print, cut:

  • 2—2-1/2×24" strips
  • 16—2-1/2 ×4-1/2" rectangles

From white print, cut:

  • 4—2-1/2×42" strips for border
  • 2—2-1/2×24" strips
  • 4—2-1/2×18-1/2" sashing rectangles
  • 16—2-1/2×8-1/2" rectangles

From green print, cut:

  • 16—2-1/2×6-1/2" rectangles
  • 16—2-1/2×4-1/2" rectangles

From blue print, cut:

  • 16—2-1/2×8-1/2" rectangles
  • 16—2-1/2×6-1/2" rectangles
  • 5—2-1/2" squares

From binding fabric, cut:

  • 5—2-1/2×42" binding strips

Assemble Blocks

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.

1) Sew together a peach print 2-1/2×24" strip and a white print 2-1/2×24" strip to make a strip set (Diagram 1). Repeat to make a second strip set. Cut strip sets into sixteen 2-1/2"-wide segments.

2) Referring to Diagram 2, sew together a peach print 2-1/2×4-1/2" rectangle and a Step 1 segment to make a subunit. The subunit should be 4-1/2" square including seam allowances.

jungle path d2

3) Referring to Diagram 3, add a green print 2-1/2×4-1/2" rectangle to top edge of Step 2 subunit and a green print 2-1/2×6-1/2" rectangle to left-hand edge. The subunit now should now be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

jungle path d3

4) Referring to Diagram 4, add a blue print 2-1/2×6-1/2" rectangle to top edge of Step 3 subunit and a blue print 2-1/2×8-1/2" rectangle to left-hand edge to make a Log Cabin unit. The unit should be 8-1/2" square including seam allowances.

jungle path d4

5) Repeat steps 2–4 to make 16 Log Cabin units total.

6) Referring to Diagram 5 for orientation of units, lay out four Log Cabin units, four white print 2-1/2×8-1/2" rectangles, and one blue print 2-1/2" square in three rows. Sew together pieces in rows. Join rows to make a block. The block should be 18-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four blocks total.

jungle path d5

Assemble Quilt Center

1) Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks, white print 2-1/2×18-1/2" sashing rectangles, and remaining blue print 2-1/2" square in three rows.

jungle path qad

2) Sew pieces together in rows. Press seams toward sashing rectangles. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams away from block rows. The quilt center should be 38-1/2" square including seam allowances.

Add Border

1) Piece and cut white print 2-1/2×42" strips to make:

  • 2—2-1/2 ×42-1/2" border strips
  • 2—2-1/2×38-1/2" border strips

2) Sew short border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border.

Finish Quilt

1) Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2) Bind with binding strips.