Elizabeth Hartman - Spectacular Savanna Quilt Pattern
The animals of the African Savanna are amazing and iconic and I had so much fun turning some of them into patchwork blocks! This 64” x 84” sampler quilt is made using conventional patchwork techniques. All pieces are square or rectangular except the rhino’s horn, which is made using a cutting guide and a shortcut piecing technique similar to Lisa the Unicorn’s horn or Norm and Nanette’s hats.
The blocks are made using a combination of fat quarters and fat eighths and the pattern includes a detailed fabric guide. You can use the guide to duplicate my fabrics exactly, or to plan a fantastic fabric combination of your own. The background fabric in my sample quilt is Kona Metal. Block details are made using Kona Snow, Pepper, and Wasabi.
In addition to the sampler quilt, Spectacular Savanna includes complete instructions for turning each of the blocks into a variety of bonus projects. Zebra, Giraffe, Rhino, and Hippo blocks are 20” square. Lion, Wildebeest, and Leaf blocks are 24” square. Elephant and Gazelle blocks are 30” square. 20” and 24” blocks can be turned into pillows and all block sizes can be tiled to make quilts in multiple sizes. Each one can be made with any block or combination of blocks within each size group.
The leaf blocks are made with 6 fat quarters. In the first printing of the pattern and pdf patterns downloaded prior to June 3, 2019, the fabric chart on Page 4 shows 2 fat quarters and 4 fat eighths. It should show 6 fat quarters.
(The fabric requirements shown on the pattern back, in the individual block instructions, and on Robert Kaufman’s website are all correct and kits being sold by Robert Kaufman include the correct amounts of fabric. This errata is limited to Page 4 of the pattern.)