Wee Gallery Safari Quilt from Modern Handcraft

We have another Wee Gallery project for you today, thanks to the amazing Nicole from Modern Handcraft!

She’s sharing a triangle quilt tutorial using Wee Gallery’s first collection, Wild. This line is popping up in stores now! Find some at your local quilt shop or online. 

If you want to see some more inspiration, check out our other Wee Gallery tutorials from this month:

Dress Me Up! Playmat
Embroidery Projects


 

Hello Dear Stella friends, Nicole from Modern Handcraft here today with some pictures of my Wee Gallery Safari Quilt and some tips on how to create your own!

Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella

(This quilt is a full sized bed quilt measuring 68″ x 84″)

There are a total of 336 triangles, so it does take some time to create but the end result is so worth it.

Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella

Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella

Materials needed:

• Safari Animals Black – 3 yards
• Safari Animals White – 3 yards
• Hearts in Black – 3/4 yard for binding
• Alphabet – 5 yards for backing
• Full sized quilt batting
• Coordinating thread – Aurifil 50 weight in 2024 was used on this project
• Acrylic triangle template – I used a Wonder Triangles with a height of 6.5″ and width along the bottom of 6.5″
• Sewing machine and notions (pins, rotary cutter, cutting mat)

Step 1:

Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella

• Cut your Safari animals fabric to prep for triangles. To do this you will need to cut strips measuring 6.5″ wide by the WOF (width of your fabric)

Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella

 

• Using your triangle template, cut out your triangles. Each WOF strip will yield 11 triangles. This full sized quilt has a total of 336 triangles.

Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella

Step 2:

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• Line up your triangles in the order that you would like them to be sewn together – for this quilt I am alternating black and white triangles.

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• Always leave a 1/4″ space between the blunt tip of the triangle on top to the tip of the bottom triangle like shown. This will make sure that your triangle tips do not disappear when you are sewing your rows together.

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• Keep adding triangles in the same manner – blunt tip next to regular tip leaving 1/4″ showing.

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• Notice that there is a 1/4″ space above your black triangle point. This is what you will be looking for. Now when your rows are sewn together you will not lose the points in the seams.

• When you are finished you can iron your seams flat – to reduce bulk I lined up my rows and ironed my seams in opposite directions for each row.

Step 3:

• For this full sized quilt we have 14 rows with 24 triangles in each row. Once you have all of your rows complete, you can now pin your rows together and start sewing. Make sure to line up your points with each other and pin at each point. This will keep your triangles aligned and look much cleaner.

• You will have a zig zag border along each side from the triangles sticking out – at your cutting mat with a ruler and rotary cutter trim away those edges to leave a clean line on each side.

• Layer with your batting and quilt backing – baste and sew!

• I chose to do a straight line stitch along the sides of each triangle but free motion quilting would look just as amazing!


 

Here are some more images of the finished quilt – thanks for stopping by today!

Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella

Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella Modern Handcraft / Wee Gallery Safari Quilt for Dear Stella

-Nicole

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4 Responses to Wee Gallery Safari Quilt from Modern Handcraft

  1. pam says:

    Awfully cute! Wish I could print a PDF.

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