It’s a Forest

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.

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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.

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4 thoughts on “It’s a Forest

  1. 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.

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