My Friday finish this week is the Fancy Forest top. It’s from a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, and I used all the fabrics in her ‘Pacific’ and ‘Rhoda Ruth’ Robert Kaufman lines and Essex linen for the backgrounds, borders and sashing. The assembly of this top stretched out over a year a so. There were a lot of interruptions, but the instructions are so well thought out and explained, starting it up after a hiatus wasn’t difficult. This top measures about 70 x 90 inches. Good twin size, I think I am going to hang it up though, once it is quilted that is.
I have a fair amount of scraps left from this, I may make another few animals for a small wall hanging. The toughest one for me was the fire-fly the whole mirror image concept never fails to throw me off.
Next up for me is to bind my El Camino quilt. It has been quilted for a while now, but I was so upset with myself over the turned sashing strip that I put it away. I think if it took me months of looking at it to actually see the mistake, then the average quilt admirer isn’t going to see it unless I point it out. See that post here El camino .
Then, I may start piecing something new. The fabric for the Labyrinth quilt isn’t here yet, so that may turn into a summer project. I think that I finished up most of my current tops. I should go look in the closet before I say that, LOL. The “To Be Quilted” pile is falling over. You wouldn’t know I was a Long-armer!
Linking up with Sara at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I get a Whoop Whoop? today. She has some good ideas for memory quilts using ties and shirts.
4 thoughts on “It’s a Forest”
What a beautiful top, I’ve considered making this one a couple of different times, but haven’t gotten to it yet. I love the colors you chose, they are perfect.
Thanks! I wasn’t sure I would like the background color, but it works.
Your forest quilt is lovely! Well done. I did the crib size last year–oh, the agony of the owl eyes! And the rabbit mouths!
Thanks, I’m not too sure I want to do another owl either.
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