Jungle Babies Panel Quilt Ideas

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Jungle Babies Panel Quilt Ideas
Appliqué jungle babies onto a plain panelled quilt. (quilt image by Edsweb from Fotolia.com)

Young children love jungle babies. It is an amusing theme for a panelled quilt, which is a perfect gift for a baby shower, particularly if it has been made by the helpful hands of many at a quilting party. You have several options when it comes to putting your quilt together, from using prefabricated quilt squares to making your quilt from scratch.

Jungle Babies Printed Fabric Quilt

Make it easy to create a great looking quilt by using jungle babies fabric. Be creative with the size and shapes of the panels. For instance, cloud, balloon, round or sunflower shapes would look effective. It would be pleasing on the eye to add some colour and textural contrasts into the quilt design by mixing panels of plain or pattern fabric panels with panels of jungle babies. Trim the panels with embroidered stitches, edge with pretty satin ribbons and sew on some random buttons.

Customise a Plain Quilt

Customise an existing panel quilt with the jungle babies theme using appliqué. Cut out some jungle animal characters from some jungle babies fabric and sew the characters onto the plain quilt in any chosen pattern. Alternatively, just cut out a panel of jungle babies fabric and appliqué it over a full existing panel on the quilt to give it a different look. Another idea is to make some jungle animals out of felt and appliqué them on the quilt, which will make it look fun and colourful. On some panels, try drawing on a jungle baby and sew over the pencil guideline with different coloured sequins or beads to create a different textural effect. All these techniques could be combined when customising the quilt.

Fabric-Painted Jungle Babies Quilt

Another idea is to use fabric paint to paint a big version of a child's favourite jungle baby on a large central panel of the quilt. Surround the panel with a trim of wide satin ribbon or fur. Create a border of smaller panels containing all the other jungle babies. Sew on some novelty jungle animal buttons, which may be available to buy at a local craft store.

Embroidered Jungle Babies Quilt

Embroider some jungle babies onto selected fabric panels. This idea would be a perfect project at a quilting party to be presented later as a gift at a baby shower or a child's birthday. Each person at the quilting party could trace a character onto the fabric and use the pencil outline to embroider a jungle babies character. Beads and sequins could also be included into the embroidered design for a more textured effect.

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