Saturday, January 13, 2018

Fancy Forest Finally Finished!

How is that for some alliteration???


I made a baby size version of Elizabeth Hartman's Fancy Forest  quilt ages ago. I has been in a plastic bin in the corner of my sewing room for months, waiting for backing and quilting.  I was not pleased with the first backing I chose so the quilt top just sat and waited until I had time and the inclination to get it finished. I found this soft flannel backing, perfect for my quilt.  Christine and I each made our own versions of this quilt, working on the blocks at our weekly sewing night.  We started the blocks in June 2016 and finished out quilt tops in October 2016.  


I took the backing, batting and quilt top to Cathy at Eagle's Wings Quilts in December. Earlier this week, Cathy sent me this picture of the first pass of the quilting--it looks like tree bark--perfect for my Fancy Forest friends. 


Cathy brought my quilt to me on Thursday night.  Friday, after doing errands, I went down to my sewing room and sewed the binding on by machine.  I used the same fabric as I used in the background. 


I love the animals on this quilt! I felt like I was being watched as I hand stitched the binding!


Here is the completed quilt, finished tonight while I watched a movie on TV.  


I will be linking up with the other Slow Sunday Stitchers at Kathy's blog in the morning.  

15 comments:

  1. very cute - I have been seeing that hedgehog turn up all over the place in blog land. The fabric you have for binding was in my stash at one time too

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  2. Congratulations on a wonderful finish! The colorful fabrics are beautiful and the soft flannel for the back is a perfect choice.

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  3. Great finished!! It is a cute quilt and the soft flannel looks perfect for it. Well done!!

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  4. What a sweet collection of forest friends. Congratulations on a finish.

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  5. I love this quilt. I got the pattern for Christmas and I'm just getting started!

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  6. So fun! Of course you would feel like you're being watched with all those creatures eyes looking at you... especially the owls! Fabulous finish!

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  7. Hi,
    Awesome quilt! Congrats on the finishing. Have a great day!

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  8. That's an adorable baby quilt!

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  9. Great finish! I made a couple of Elizabeth Hartman samples for my local quilt shop this summer and loved her patterns. I may have to get this one. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  10. Beautiful finish - what a joy it must have been to stitch the binding on this one!

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