small fancy forest quilt

When I first saw the Fancy Forest quilt from Elizabeth Hartmann I knew it was the right project for a wall hanging to decorate the spare bedroom. First I got the Hazel Hedgehog pattern and made pillow covers for kids in the family. At the Prague Patchwork Meeting I finally found a fabric collection that was the right one to start with the Fancy Forest quilt. The pattern is written very clearly, it is easy to follow. Precise cutting and precise piecing with a 1/4″ allowance is a must. It was fun work and finally I pieced all the blocks needed for the small version of the pattern. I have added the sashing and the quilt is now prepared for quilting.

fancy forest quilt - skalabara

Here details of the individual blocks :

fancy forest quilt 2 - skalabara

fancy forest quilt 3 - skalabara

fancy forest quilt 4 - skalabara

I wasn’t very precise with cutting and piecing with the upper firefly block and it turned out that it was a 1/4 inch narrower than it was supposed to be. I had to make a new one and changed the colors. I shall make a place mat with this one.

ff frances firefly thread

Now it is time to select a backing, make a sandwich and start quilting! A good project for the next week (or maybe weeks).

You are welcome to leave a comment, I appreciate it! Thanks for stopping by and have a good start into the new week,

barboraflower small skalabara quilts

9 comments on “small fancy forest quilt

  1. Marlies says:

    Can you tell me the size of this wall haging?


    • barbora says:

      The wall hanging is 35″ x 47″. Or you can also make a quilt size 67″ x 91″


  2. […] quick comment about Makower fabrics : I have worked with them on my Fancy Forrest quilt and all the fabrics have a very good quality. The fabrics are thin but woven densely, have a smooth […]


  3. knitnkwilt says:

    I agree on the removing paper step! I’d use PP only if absolutely necessary. Your forest quilt is adorable. Have fun quilting it.


  4. LaVagabonde says:

    That is so cute. I love the bunnies.


  5. I recently saw the fox and hedgehog made up as samples at a local quilt shop. To my surprise, they are not paper pieced. Your versions convey the whimsey of the patterns well.


    • barbora says:

      Thanks for your comment. I prefer normal piecing to paper piecing. I don’t like the part where you have to remove the paper.


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