So I have been seeing the Fancy Forest Pattern everywhere and decided that I needed to make it.
So I spent two day at the shop just trying to get the colors right for my forest friends. The pattern calls for 40 Fat Quarters. So it took a while to get the colors just right for me.
But now it is hanging on our back wall at the shop. And it makes me smile to see it finished.
I didn't have a large window of time to get it finished and didn't want to start it and have to put it away. So I was a girl on a mission. I started on Monday after work and made all the Foxes and Bunnies. I might have spoiled myself because they were the easy ones. Tuesday night I made the Owls, Wednesday night the Hedgehogs, Thursday night the Thistle and finally Friday I made the Firefly. Saturday night I pieced all the blocks together to finished the top and Sunday I go up early to put it in my machine and quilt it.
Finished in one week. I think the pattern is very well written. I love the organization for cutting the pieces. I used ziplock bags to keep each animal together and to keep it together for my piecing. The pattern also give directions for just doing one of the 4 color quadrants for a baby quilt size.
On Friday night my daughter asked me to make her one just like it when I got finished making the shop sample. I think the second one might have to wait a few weeks.
I quilted with a simple meander and backed the quilt with a grey and teal/green wave print.
Thanks for letting me share.