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Jungle Friends pattern release

Posted on: December 31st, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing Sew Fresh Quilts new pattern – Jungle Friends! I am so excited to have completed both the Twin and Baby size versions of the Jungle Friends pattern in time for a Friday finish! First and foremost, I want to thank those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the release of this pattern. All your encouraging comments here on the blog as I have shown the progress of the blocks as they were being made and over on Instagram and Facebook. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! The response has been overwhelming!

“Jungle Friends” in TWIN Size finished at approximately 72″ x 96″

Here is a photo of the finished quilt draped across my twin size bed.

Thank you also to Northcott Fabrics!!! These Jungle Friends quilt projects have been generously sponsored by Northcott Fabrics. The quilt tops are made entirely from Northcott’s signature collection Toscana basics. And the backing is from the Artisan Spirit Painter’s Palette collection.
I loved working with the Toscana line and am so happy with the overall look and feel of these quilts!
“Jungle Friends” in BABY Size finished at approximately 40″ x 52″

And the Artisan Spirit Painter’s Pallette backing? Delightful! This backing blends well with the choices from the front and added a beautiful brightness to contrast with the dusky feel of the front of the quilt. I am just so happy with both of these finishes!

Jungle Friends is a sampler style design with a safari theme and features animal quilt blocks made using traditional piecing methods. No templates. No paper piecing. Only simple straight line sewing and diagonal seams. Easy to follow instructions are provided for every step of the way! The Jungle Friends pattern includes material requirements lists for both the TWIN and BABY size settings and charts for each quilt block.

Monkey and Zebra Blocks
Zebra and Hippo Blocks
Female Lion and Giraffe Blocks
Male Lion Block
Elephant Block
Crocodile Block

The Jungle Friends quilt pattern consists of the following sized quilt blocks: Monkey 8” wide x 7” high, Zebra 12” wide x 14″ high, Elephant 12” wide x 10″ high, Giraffe 12” wide x 34″ high, Male Lion 12” wide x 12″ high, Female Lion 10” wide x 9″ high, Crocodile 12” wide x 10″ high, and the Hippo blocks finish at 12” wide x 6” high. This allows for a variety of settings in which your blocks can be used to make cushions, place mats, table runners, wall hangings or quilts from baby to big. Adding wider sashing and borders will also help you to adjust this pattern up to the size you desire.

The Jungle Friends pattern gives instructions for making all of the individual quilt blocks and provides additional information for the sashing and borders to make the above settings in BABY or TWIN size. But it is up to you to choose whether to use the layouts shown previously or to design your own setting to suit your particular application.

“Jungle Friends” in TWIN Size finished at approximately 72″ x 96″
and was the 76th use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.
“Jungle Friends” in BABY Size finished at approximately 40″ x 52″
and was the 77th use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

The Jungle Friends 33 page pdf quilt pattern can be purchased here.


There has to be a GIVEAWAY!!!

To celebrate the pattern release,
I am offering 3 free JUNGLE FRIENDS to my friends!
And one for each of THEIR friends!

First chance to win is to enter the contest using the RaffleCopter below.
Second chance to win is to head over to Instagram here and tag a friend.
Third chance to win is to head over to Facebook here and tag a friend.

You can tag as many friends as you like! Each will count as an entry.
And each like, share or repost will also count as an entry.

Follow the instructions on the widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This Giveaway is open internationally.
Winner will be randomly chosen on January 15th and notified by email.
Be sure to leave your email address on the RaffleCopter widget.
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The winners are Barb Farmer on the Rafflecopter, Linda Izzard and Fitzy Fitzpatrick on Facebook and @alexouq @raquelsews @nicoledblessed on Instagram

If you purchase the pattern
and then happen to win in the contest,
You will be provided with a full refund!!!!

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Keep On Quilting On!

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168 Responses

  1. Susan L. says:

    Love your new Jungle Friends pattern Lorna! But, I love all your patterns!

  2. Such a cute quilt – a great conglomeration of beautiful blocks.

  3. EmileeHope says:

    Your pattern is adorable! Thanks fora chance to win! Congratulations on another great pattern release!

  4. Congratulations on another great pattern, Lorna! Love the crocodiles!

  5. Anita says:

    Your pattern is gorgeous, Lorna; love it!

  6. Anita says:

    Your pattern is gorgeous, Lorna; love it!

  7. mumbird3 says:

    Congratulations on another great pattern!

  8. Gill says:

    Fabulous! The zebras are my favourite!!

  9. Annmarie says:

    Another awesome pattern – you're the best!!!

  10. What a fun new pattern, and a genius idea to make some of the individual blocks available separately. 🙂 Happy New Year, you talented lady you!

  11. LizD4400 says:

    Yay! Just in time for me to make one for my next grandchild! Won't the others be jealous!

  12. hollymade says:

    Such a cute quilt! This would go great with an animal-themed nursery!

  13. babiesdoc says:

    I have been following and waiting for this patternI loved the zebra blocks when you first posted and each animal just gets better

  14. Lorna, your talent with developing these patterns is just fantastic. This is adorable.Happy New Year!!

  15. Unknown says:

    Yeah! Been eagerly waiting for this – my 5 mo old granddaughter will love this

  16. Adorable! Love, love, love your design. I wish my little one was a little bit younger … For her I need a pirate and superhero version 🙂

  17. CaroleM says:

    I just think this pattern is adorable! Would be so much fun to make.

  18. Brandy says:

    Sheesh, I'm busy for a month and I come back to a JUNGLE! You're awesome Lorna. I'm also really into the Forest Friends pattern, you are one busy lady! I'm so thankful that you share your talent with us.~Brandy

  19. Yeah!! I too have been eagerly waiting for it's release. Love the two sizes and that it can used for project. VERY versatile pattern!! I only blog….so will post a link on my sidebar for ya Lorna…that may help a little?? Happy New Year friend. V:)

  20. KaliaContiki says:

    Love this pattern! So much fun to play around with. Love the lions!!

  21. Diane says:

    A menagerie of pillows on a bed! Count me in for the win!

  22. sam says:

    Love this quilt, as I do all your creations. Have a special little one this would be perfect for.

  23. Tracine says:

    So darn cute! Love the designs.tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

  24. Maureen says:

    Fun pattern. The giraffe is my favorite.

  25. Laura says:

    Congrats on another fun pattern. I've been watching you develop your patterns via your blog and it's really fun to watch. Love that one can choose all or some of the motifs for use.

  26. Oh man, I LOVE this one too – I must make these for someone…I'm hippo happy.! So that's one Forest Friends and one Jungle Friends. I gotta get BUSY on this! LOVE these so much!

  27. Mari says:

    Congratulations Lorna! What a beautiful quilt, and I'm sure it's a terrific pattern. You do such great work! I love those hippos, too. So cute! Happy new year!

  28. Mary Crosson says:

    This is so cute. I'd love to make the twin size for my daughter's new \”big girl bed\”.

  29. Netta says:

    Your quilt patterns are so creative and whimsical! Thank you for sharing.

  30. Ramona says:

    I love this quilt but that isn't anything new as I love all your quilts.

  31. JANET says:

    Such a cute quilt!

  32. Nancy J says:

    Great to see the jungle quilt all done, super fabrics, they are bright, and fit the animals so well. Happy New Year.

  33. Lynne says:

    Such a fun pattern! Thanks for sharing.

  34. Bec says:

    I love this collection of animals! Thanks so much for a chance to win them.

  35. Unknown says:

    Love this pattern and have the perfect little granddaughter to make it for. Just too cute.

  36. The 1st grqand child would LOVE this.. She's due in April, so I have to sew FAST!

  37. Annette says:

    This is so adorable.

  38. Julie says:

    Great quilt. Thanks for sharing

  39. Ann says:

    Congratulations on a delightful pattern. This certainly ends the year on a high note!

  40. Anonymous says:

    I love this jungle pattern; so cute!nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

  41. Ioleen says:

    Love this. It great that one can use their own layout.

  42. Jasmine says:

    Such darling quilts! They look beautiful with the Toscana fabric. (A favorite of mine.)

  43. Vicki in MN says:

    It's totally awesome!

  44. Karen Ackva says:

    Congratulations on another great success! I wish all the best for 2016! You are incredible! Keep soaring!

  45. Anne says:

    Oh yeah! This one is definitely on my to-do list! I'm just about to load the original Giraffe Love on my machine downstairs, just bought the Quiltmaker version of the Giraffe family, and now it's time to give all those giraffes some friends. Well done, Lorna!

  46. eva says:

    These jungle animals are so darn cute!! :)(ebercast at gmail dot com)

  47. This is a compilation of your very best work — it is so precious — would love to own one – happy new year!!

  48. Debbie says:

    I'll be making this one too. Love all your patterns. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

  49. Debbie says:

    I'll be making this one too. Love all your patterns. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

  50. Jewel says:

    I love your jungle friends blocks! They're so adorable! Keep up the great designs 🙂 it's always a gift to see what you've come up with next. Happy Holidays!

  51. lefuntz says:

    I love any quilt with elephants. I have been looking forward to the release of this pattern because elephants need friends and all of your animals are fabulous! Congratulations on the big finish.

  52. i have been waiting for this pattern! love your work

  53. Heather says:

    this is an incredible quilt. Would love to make one for my guest bedroom and then I could invite my visitors to stay in the Jungle Room, and then I'll need to make the Forest quilt for the other guest room

  54. Nicole says:

    Congrats on the pattern release! It looks great!

  55. becky j says:

    Cute, Cute pattern. Love the Zebras.

  56. Zura says:

    Beautiful pattern, love it!

  57. Cheryl says:

    These quilts are just too cute! I love the gator the best, he is awesome. Happy New Year!

  58. That is a very cool quilt. You do beautiful work.

  59. Love it! I just collected fabric today to make Zebra and Giraffe, but now I think I want Jungle Friends. Decisions, decisions, decisions….such cute animals.

  60. scottylover says:

    I love coming to your blog to see what you have designed next! Love all the animal quilts, but I think this one is my favorite…at least until the next one comes out! :)Sandy A

  61. Paige says:

    They are all so cute, but the giraffe is my fav! Congrats on a the new pattern! And Happy New Year!

  62. Heather says:

    So cute, and impossible to pick a fave critter. They are all adorable!

  63. Nancy in IN says:

    I love the animals. My grands really like them. Thanks

  64. Kirsten says:

    Such a great pattern – love all of your jungle animals!

  65. Kathy says:

    love all the animals such a cute quilt

  66. BrendaM says:

    I love this quilt – it will make awesome pillows.

  67. Mary says:

    I love the Jungle quilt. I want to make the lion and the crocodile. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern.

  68. sandrarumsey says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance.

  69. Preeti says:

    Lorna, you have had an amazing, very inspiring and a super-productive year. Hope to see more great work (and inspiration for the rest of us) in 2016. The crocodile and the giraffe would be my pick.

  70. Janie says:

    Great way to start the new year. Lovely quilt, thank you for the chance to win the pattern!

  71. KaHolly says:

    Congratulations on the launch of your new quilt pattern! It has bee lots of fun watching it grow. Thanks for the chance to win a copy? Happy New Year!

  72. gigi says:

    Very, very cute pattern. I really love the elephants the best!

  73. Patti says:

    Another beautiful pattern! Love your style!

  74. Unknown says:

    Love your new \”Jungle Friends\”. Absolutely adorable! What a great gift for the grands. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  75. Carol says:

    I love these quilts–so cute! Congratulations on getting your pattern released!

  76. Tina says:

    Too cute. Love your patterns! Thanks for the chance.

  77. Joy says:

    I've been following your blog and have watched your meteoric rise in the quilt blog world. It's been exciting. All your hard work is paying off and you have found your niche. Congratulations.

  78. Unknown says:

    Thank you! Happy New Year

  79. This is sew cute ~ I love your patterns.

  80. Subee says:

    I love all of your animal quilts! The jungle animals are my absolute favorite!

  81. Subee says:

    I follow you via email

  82. cute jungle friends quilt. Happy New Year to you

  83. CyndyK says:

    the Jungle Friends quilt is adorable! Any kid would love it! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  84. Lori says:

    these blocks are wonderful. You have done it again. WooohoooHappy New Year. I look forward to what comes in the new year.

  85. Betsy says:

    So cute. Love allthe animals.

  86. Rebecca says:

    I have grandbaby #12 coming up, this would be so fun to make for him. thank

  87. Cathryn says:

    Watching this quilt come together has been a real treat! I love the pattern and someday, will have to purchase it.

  88. VA says:

    Such beautiful work! I love it all!

  89. Leslie K. says:

    I love the pattern….Congratulations on your release of the pattern! It is so adorable….I hope I have an opportunity to make this baby quilt soon!

  90. Unknown says:

    I just love this quilt pattern, it would make a wonderful addition to any child's room!

  91. Liz Horgan says:

    I've been waiting for this pattern! and would love to win it!I made the elephant parade for my great nephew and everyone loved it-my neice, my sister, my guild!I love the way all these animals go together!Thanks so much and Happy New Year!

  92. What a way to start off the new year. Congrats on the new release. Debbie

  93. love these quilts MORE TIME needed! enjoy FB and following your blog

  94. So cute–my favorite is the croc!!

  95. Jen Barnard says:

    your quilt is amazing, and my \”to make\” list just got even longer!jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  96. Terry says:

    What a fun quilt..especially love the crocodile :o) Thanks for the sweet giveaway!cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

  97. Susan says:

    This is so adorable.

  98. Farm Quilter says:

    I just love all your animals patterns!!! They are so adorable, I want to make them all!!!

  99. Unknown says:

    Jungle Friends is sooo cute. Both my grandchildren would love me to make them a quilt, pillow or tote.

  100. Kathy E. says:

    What child wouldn't love this quilt??? I could see using single blocks for pillows, wall hangings, on a shirt/sweatshirt or make a baby play quilt. It is so versatile and adorable!

  101. Sandra W says:

    Such a cute pattern!

  102. craftygramma says:

    Sew cute! I'd like to make this for my three youngest grandsons but with some jungle type background fabric…maybe in a real life looking setting.Love your stuff.Thanks!

  103. KathleenD says:

    Your blocks are just sooo cute! I love their whimsy. Jungle Friends is sure to please any child lucky enough to be gifted such a quilt!Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!!

  104. Unknown says:

    Love this pattern! I think I am going to have to get it. Nancy A:

  105. Sewmom18 says:

    Both quilts look great.I really like the backing also.

  106. Linda says:

    Beautiful as always, Lorna

  107. Lara B. says:

    Congratulations on another amazing quilt design Lorna! This one is full of characters that make me smile!

  108. GranChris says:

    This is an absolutely adorable pattern. I'd love to make a few of the blocks or maybe all of them.

  109. Mara says:

    Such a cute pattern Lorna!

  110. legato1958 says:

    What an adorable quilt!! Thanks for the lovely chance to win!Susie

  111. Frédérique says:

    Great patterns, beautiful quilts! Love your blocks!

  112. Frederique says:

    I would love to win these beautiful patterns! Beautiful fabrics too

  113. Lisa Marie says:

    Your animal quilts are always so cute! Love these animals!

  114. this is one of the best patterns i have seen in the last year…congratulations

  115. Karen says:

    What an exciting achievement for you and for the rest of us as well. Happy New Year and all the best in 2016!

  116. sisylyn2 says:

    Llove your animal quilt and all the colors. Would make a quick baby

  117. Heide says:

    Once again you did it! Super cute quilt, love how the twin quilt looks on the bed. Fantastic job!

  118. sewlost says:

    Very cute love this pattern.

  119. Audrey says:

    Congratulations, Lorna on the release of Jungle Friends. As always it is such an adorable pattern that will result in many, many awesome keepsakes to be loved and cuddled.

  120. Carol S. says:

    I really, really love all your critters! Sweet quilt!

  121. Renee G says:

    I absolutely love your pattern.

  122. binabug says:

    wow, so talented, thanks for hosting this

  123. Patty says:

    Great new pattern. Love the hippos.

  124. Elaine says:


  125. Dody says:

    This is to cute!Dmac5958ataoldotcom

  126. SeeAmySew says:

    Such and adorable pattern!!! Would love the chance to make this!! Thanks

  127. Louise says:

    So much fun! I loved making my elephant quilt with your block pattern and can't wait to try some more jungle animals. Thank you so much for sponsoring this giveaway!

  128. Unknown says:

    Love you darling animal pattern ….would love to win thanks for the chance

  129. Mel J. says:

    What great patterns! Thanks so much for always coming up with these designs and then sharing them with the rest of us.

  130. Tiffany says:

    This pattern is AWESOMESAUCE! I love that it's so versatile.

  131. Shelia says:

    I am going to a grandma again in late March. This pattern would be Great!!Shelia

  132. @lutzcats says:

    Sew sew cute! I want to hug those zebras!

  133. Anita says:

    Love your pattern! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  134. Terry says:

    Love this pattern. All the animals are adorable. Thank you for sharing

  135. VA says:

    Wow, those great patterns just keep coming! I love them all!

  136. June D says:

    The quilt blocks have looked wonderful along the way, but so impressive to see on the twin bed. Any little kid would remember the quilt made by their mum or aunt or grandma forever!

  137. vkh6210 says:

    What great quilts. Love them. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

  138. The most adorable.. if there was a vote, this quilt would win!

  139. Deb says:

    You are so amazing with all these animal patterns!! They're all wonderful, and I'd love to win and experiment with making one…

  140. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this amazing pattern!

  141. councilmom says:

    It is such a cute pattern. Thank you for the giveaway!

  142. Your Jungle Friends quilt is just so adorable! I can see my grandchildren loving one of these!

  143. judi says:

    What a fun quilt for a baby or young child bedroom!

  144. I love your quilts and have made some of them, so fun seeing them go together. I don't know if I got entered or not -I can ever figurew out how to use thee \”Roto' thing

  145. eleanor says:

    Cute! I love that there are different placements for the animals depending on what size you want to make.

  146. Anonymous says:

    This quilt is so adorable! I need to make it for my grandkids!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  147. Rina Mason says:

    Love all your patterns and can't pick a favorite creature. One day it's the zebra and the next it's elephant. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Rina

  148. Lorna, you make the sweetest quilts/patterns:) I've always been in love w/the Giraffe. Now that I see the male and female Lion's I'm in love w/those too. Of course I'm a Leo so I have to love Leo the Lion haha. Thank you for sharing so freely, your wavy line quilting, advice and life as a fabric lover.bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  149. Jackie says:

    Love the pattern. I makes me smile.

  150. Rachell says:

    Oh my cuteness! I had so much fun with the elephants, that I can't wait for the rest of the jungle animals!reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  151. Béa says:

    Love ALL your patterns XXX

  152. kt says:

    Love your jungle animals–so cute!!

  153. Karen says:


  154. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Very cute jungle animals. You are so creative! Karen

  155. Bttrflywmn says:

    This quilt is so cute!

  156. Cathy44647 says:

    This looks so cute! What child wouldn't just love this?

  157. KimB says:

    I absolutely love your patterns and this one is just another to add to that list! Would be so awesome to win this and make my grandson a quilt for his bed

  158. dawn says:

    I just adore all your patterns. you are so talented.

  159. Dana Gaffney says:

    I love everyone of your patterns. You have such great ideas and the patterns are so easy to follow. Thanks.

  160. MoeWest says:

    I really like this pattern too Lorna! Best wishes for 2016! I'll be making one of your quilt patterns soon. We will have a new niece or nephew arriving this summer. I like that your patterns are suitable for boys or girls.

  161. Ilana says:

    Wonderful quilt pattern!

  162. Lizjk66 says:

    Your designs are adorable and look so complicated! I just love your patterns.

  163. Marguerite says:

    I love this pattern. I have followed your tutorials. Beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win this pattern

  164. What a darling pattern! Love it! Awesome giveaway! Three winners! Woot! Woot! You Rock!usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  165. auschick says:

    This quilt is so cute! My kids would love it.

  166. I did your Elephant quilt, loved every minute of it. It's my favorite quilt. I also have done your squirrel table top, need to quilt it but I'm considering making more of your favorite rodents 🙂 Can't wait to start this one. The alligators are just adorable to be put at the end of the quilt peeking in!