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A Day at the Zoo, Part 2

Hi Quilting Friends,

We’re back to finish up our trip to the zoo, featuring the rest of the cute animals from our original “A Day at the Zoo” quilt pattern!  If you missed last week’s post, you can catch up right hereHere’s a picture of my original “A Day at the Zoo” quilt, and we’ll see the rest of these animals in today’s post.

A Day at the Zoo Quilt Pattern by Ms P Designs USA

Let’s get started with the reptile house and the slithery snake!  We always had fun in the reptile house, but it wasn’t always easy to spot the snakes.  This guy would probably have trouble blending into the surroundings, with his bright green scales!

Snake by Ms P Designs USA

The happy hippopotamus,

Hippopotamus by Ms P Designs USA

The hippopotamus at the Memphis Zoo in Tennesee had a sign near the enclosure that read, “Please Don’t Feed Me – I’m fat enough already.”  My husband kept trying to trick me into standing near the sign for a photo.  Didn’t work, but we do have a photo of our younger son standing next to the sign, LOL.

The Koala Mum keeps her eucalyptus leaves close, and her baby even closer!  We saw koalas at the San Antonio Zoo, back when the kids were small.  

Koala by Ms P Designs USA

What is this crocodile up to, with that great big smile?  We’ll see you in a while!  The Houston Zoo’s crocodile exhibit was near the giraffe pen, so we usually had a look as we went past.  

Crocodile Applique by Ms P Designs USA

The monkey exhibit is usually lots of fun!  The monkey house at the San Antonio Zoo included toys and other activities to keep the monkeys busy.  They were quite active during our last visit.

Monkey Applique by Ms P Designs USA

We saw performing sea lions at Sea World in San Antonio!  They had excellent training and could do some amazing leaps out of the water.

Sea Lion Applique Block by Ms P Designs USA

But, of all of the animals at the zoo, the elephant is my favorite!  From the great big papa elephants to the gentle mother elephants, to the little bitty baby elephants, I just love all of them!  This pattern shows an African elephant with his (or her) great big floppy ears.

African Elephant Applique by Ms P Designs USA

Thanks for coming along with me on our visit to the zoo!  I hope that you’ve enjoyed your “Day at the Zoo”.  Be sure to come back next time when Susan will show you around the “new” zoo!

Happy quilting,


P. S.  If you love our zoo animals and would like an assortment of fabrics to make them, you might be interested in this new addition to our Etsy shop.  We’re offering a packet of 26 hand-picked 7″ fabric squares (both prints and solids, and no duplicates) for making our fun designs.  The supply is limited, so please don’t wait too long!  Just stop by our Etsy shop and pick some up today!




2 thoughts on “A Day at the Zoo, Part 2

  1. Fabulous! The snake and the hippo are my favorites here. The kit sounds like a great idea.


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