Normally I am not a fan of the African safari look. I generally do not wear black, and most wild animals are, well, let's face it, a pretty dull color to blend in with the heat waves on those dusty hot savannahs. Well, I "spotted" these cute animal print pumpkin plant stakes at the Alden Lane Quilting in the Garden. They make me think of leopard cubs or baby giraffes.
I also bought the quilt pattern called Gumballs several days previous. It is supposed to be made out of ten 5/8 yd cuts of batiks of one color family.
Africa animals are a family, aren't they? I thought it would be fun to make it from animal prints. Do I have any animal prints in my stash? Of course not. Guess I will just have to go on a fabric safari to collect them!