Friday, August 16, 2013

Forest Quilt Beginnings

In my last post I showed you a pile of fabrics for the forest quilt I'm making.  Well, some of the fabrics were smaller cuts than I needed and had to be replaced.  It took a lot of digging through my stash and auditioning fabrics, but I think the new ones are just as good.  The Field Study pattern by Tula Pink showed up yesterday, and I got started cutting last night.  I was able to finish the cutting today (they're all quite large pieces), and sewed together half of the blocks during naptime:

I'm working from the center of the quilt out.  It wasn't until I was cropping this photo that I realized the faux bois (lighter brown) fabric isn't going in the right direction on half of the triangles!  Darn.

When sewing on the corner pieces, I went back and sewed a second seam 1/2" from the first so the scraps would be fast HSTs:

First seam corner-to-corner, second seam on the drawn line.

These are going to be a nice little second quilt!  I'm thinking chevrons.

This project is really emphasizing how much I need a design wall ASAP!  Laying out the blocks in the middle of the floor doesn't work when there are small people or animals loose.  

I also received some more birthday fabric this week:

Neutral scrap pack from Fabric Worm--I requested greys and/or dark fabrics.

Cool scrap pack from Hawthorne Threads. 

Ghost Wing in aqua.  Ohhh man I can't wait to do something with this!  I have been resisting the urge to buy it for a while...and now I'm pretty sure I need some in the grey as well. 

Tossed Ovals in scarlet and David Walker bears.   David Walker also has some really cute birds, I hope I can find them in stock somewhere!

Jay-Cyn Urchin Shells (really want those in grey too!), and Stof Raindrops in white and navy.

My pile of Birthday Fabric!  Yay!

I am one happy quilter!  A new, shiny room, a new pile of fabric, a new quilt pattern!  And new thread from a giveaway (which I'll show you in my next post)!


  1. Love the quilt beginnings! For someone who doesn't sew much lately, I really have a crazy obsession with fabric! I love them all! Those bears and the butterflies are just too great though! Now I want to buy fabric, for projects I don't have time to complete! haha!!

  2. Wow, you've accumulated quite a haul this week ;) Can't wait to see what you do with the AMH linen! It's so great to work with! If you have extra and you'd like to swap a little for some purple feathers, let me know ;)

  3. Oh my! Those bears are so darn cute! I have no idea what I'd do with the, but I'm certain there is something awesome coming. :)

  4. Looks awesome! Love your new fabric choices!
    Don't you hate when you sew a directional pattern the wrong way!? I do that all the time!
    Love all your new birthday fabrics! I've been wanting to order scrap packs from Hawthorne and was always worried that i would get a bunch of stuff i wouldn't like... after seeing this i might just add one one to my next order!

  5. Your new strips look wonderful. I especially love the leaf fabric.

  6. That is going to be a great quilt! Love those colors.
    Nice birthday stash! Can't wait to see what you come up with for those.

  7. Your birthday fabric haul looks great! I love the watches print! :-)