Zookeeper Prism ABC Quilt

Zookeeper Prism ABC Quilt

  I ordered this Zookeeper Prism ABC panel the second I saw it! 

 I had no plans for it, but I was hoping I would be able to cut it up and use it like I did with this Pokey Puppy Panel quilt (still one of my very favorites!).  

Zookeeper Prism ABC Quilt Panel

Without much thought I started chopping up my panel, only to realize that the letters are not all the same width…so I would need to change the design.  The blocks are all 6 1/2″ tall, but ranged from 6″ to  6 3/4″ wide….so I decided to sew 2″ borders onto the sides of each block, then go back and trim them all up to the same size so I could sew them all together easily. 

  Note:  If you are attempting to cut up your panel, cut the letters into horizontal rows first since they are all the same height, then go back and cut in between the letters.  When adding the border strips, I cut the side strips first since they were all 6 1/2″ tall, then I cut the top and bottom strips longer than the blocks and trimmed them up after sewing them on to save time. 

I trimmed all of the blocks up to 9″ wide x 9 1/2″ high, and added the 4 white blocks the same size to each corner of the quilt top. 

This quilt ends up being a perfect crib size, 42 1/2″ x 54″.   

Zookeeper Prism ABC Quilt

My only regret is that I didn’t plan out fabric placement at all…so I wouldn’t have put orange next to orange or stripes next to stripes, but it’s not too noticeable.  

Funny story…two nights ago I had a nightmare that I sewed the letters together wrong and blogged about this quilt, and then because I didn’t know the alphabet I had to go back to college and retake all my classes and I was failing all of them when I woke up in a cold sweat.  So needless to say I checked and DOUBLE checked to make sure I had my letters in order before I sewed this together!  ;) 

Zookeeper Prism ABC Quilt

I purchased my panel from here, (you can find lots of them if you Google it).   It’s digitally printed, but from what I’ve read it washes up great, so we shall see!   

This was a super fast sew…it’s nice to have a quick, satisfying project now and then!  




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A Little More Bounce

Boxed Up Quilt in Bounce Fabrics

Boxed Up Quilt Pattern in Bounce. 

Boxed Up Quilt Pattern in Bounce

Thank you for the kind words and comments about my Bounce fabric!   It was really fun to design and sew with…and share with you!   I have a few more projects to share with you today that I made with it.  

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern in Bounce Fabrics

Chain Reaction Pattern in Crib Size

While I was designing this box letter print fabric, I was envisioning this Chain Reaction quilt.  It makes such a cute background fabric and really gives this quilt personality!  This is my favorite quilt I made with this collection (besides one that is still in progress!).  

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern in Bounce Fabrics

Bounce by Windham Fabrics

Easy Bake Quilt in Bounce by Windham Fabrics

Easy Bake Pattern (my favorite super fast way to use a Layer Cake!)

Scrappy Reader Pillow from book Growing Up Modern

Scrappy Reader Pillow from my book Growing Up Modern


To see all of my previous Bounce projects and the fabric see this post. 

 Have a great week!





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Bounce, by Cluck Cluck Sew for Windham fabrics

I finally get to share Bounce with you today!   

This is my 6th (!) fabric collection with Windham Fabrics.  I actually sketched out the art for this line way back in 2012, but the timing just never worked to release it.  After my last fabric line I took a longer and much needed break from designing, and afterwards it just felt right to try something different and new!   I’m always sewing and quilting for kids, so it was so fun to actually design a fabric line more geared to them.  

Bounce, by Cluck Cluck Sew for Windham fabrics

When we lived in Ohio I found a vintage Jacks game at a swap meet.  The packaging was pretty beat up, but it was adorable with faded primary colors, big block letters, with a red and blue striped bouncy ball inside.  I bought the set for the ball inside, but forgot about it until a couple of years later when we moved again and I found it in a box of random junk.  I kept the ball, threw away the packaging and jacks, then wouldn’t you know it….later that year it was the inspiration for this line (and I was kicking myself for throwing away that package!).  

Bounce by Windham Fabrics

I wanted this line to feel playful and light, but still in my favorite colors that blend seamlessly with my other collections.  There are bouncy balls, jacks, clouds, a few flowers, and my favorite block letter print.  Even though I designed this line with kids in mind, it still has some great colors and prints that work for everyone.  

Rainy Day Jr. Free Pattern in Bounce

Rainy Day Jr.  pattern by Pen+Paper Patterns found here.  

Free fabric beach balls pattern found here.  

Off Track Pattern in Bounce Fabrics

Off Track Pattern in Bounce Fabrics

Off Track jelly roll pattern found here.  

Geranium Dress Sewing Pattern in Bounce

Geranium Dress Pattern by Made By Rae found here.  The sucker was bribery.

Ziggy Baby Quilt in Bounce Fabrics

Ziggy Baby pattern found here. 

Drawstring Bag Pattern in Bounce

Drawstring Backpack tutorial by Sew Can She found here. 

Libby Quilt Pattern in Bounce Fabrics

Libby Quilt Pattern by Kitchen Table Quilting found here. 

Libby Quilt Pattern in Bounce Fabrics

Many of the photos were taken by Brianne Serrano Photography.    All of these projects and quilts were made with the help of caffeine, pizza for dinner on repeat, my Mom babysitting, no clean laundry, and me not sleeping for a week.  For reals. 

Bounce by Windham Fabrics


Bounce is on sale to quilt shops now through Windham Fabrics.  It comes out to stores in March 2019 (it will be here before we know it!).  

You can see my whole Look book for this collection HERE, and I’ll share more of my other projects next week in another post so I don’t put you to sleep reading this one.

As always, thank you for your support, kindness, and encouragement.  I wouldn’t be able to do anything I do without this wonderful community!  




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