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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pink & Chocolate Baby Girl Jungle Animals Nursery

A friend recently had her second child, a cute little baby girl, and decorated her nursery in pink and chocolate brown with jungle animals.  She found some cute mass-produced nursery decor sets but it wasn't perfect -- too wild and way too much green for her taste. We got together, used the inspiration of her wall decal and designed a twin quilt, curtain valance, and crib skirt to furnish her baby's room. With an older son, my friend realized a traditional crib quilt would only last her baby for 6 months to a year, so instead she wanted a handmade twin quilt that could be grown into and used for years.

Lions, Elephants & Owls, Oh My!

The twin quilt features 5 large windows each with their own animal framed with random fabrics in magenta, floral, white eyelet, brown polka dots and pink diamond plaid and accented with magenta rick rack. Each animal is appliqued, hand embroidered and has sensory items like floppy ears or tails. The blanket is backed with an amazingly soft brown with pink polka dotted minky fleece.  Along with the quilt I made an adorable little stuffed giraffe with pink rick rack hair and cute brown rick rack horns.

Baby Mia playing with her handmade giraffe on her new quilt.

Initial design sketch of the twin quilt.

Quilt detail of Hippo with its floppy teeth and cord tail.

Brown monkey with felt flowers and embroidered tree.

Pink owl with fuzzy tummy and hand embroidered branch.

View our Pink & Chocolate Baby Girl Jungle Animals Nursery Pinterest board for more ideas how to recreate this nursery on your own.


  1. Jenn, we are so lucky that you made this amazing quilt for us! Mia and I will treasure it for years to come. You took my design and ran with it in a way I never dreamed possible. Now we need to get started on a twin quilt for Liam! Thanks so much!

    1. You are very welcome! When Liam has decided what he likes we can get together and make an adorable but boy appropriate quilt for him too ;)

  2. How much is it for a quilt like this? It is beautiful!!

    1. Thank you for your compliment on this quilt! I am very happy how it turned out.

      Most of our quilts are baby sized at 36" x 45" or crib sized 40" x 60" and cost $40-75. However our hand appliqued and embroidered quilts like this are much more expensive. For example this small owl quilt, https://www.etsy.com/transaction/121427483?, sold recently for $125.

      Larger pieced quilts are more expensive with appliqued large quilts even more so. As this quilt was a gift for a friend I didn't cost out the materials or keep great track of time spent sewing it. As a rough estimate I think a similar quilt would cost about $700-$900 depending on the size, materials, and amount of appliqued items.