Thursday, August 30, 2018

Leaves in the Forest Step 1

I get a huge amount of satisfaction from checking things off lists. I guess I get a kick out of seeing visual proof of my progress toward the end of any task.
My version of a "list" for the "Leaves in the Forest" quilt is a progress diagram. I'm ahead of the game right now, but I have a couple of trips planned in the next few months (did someone say Quilt Festival?!?!?), so I need to be proactive.


The goal for the first part of the Quilt a Forest quilt along is to make 6 of Block #1 by September 8th. Since I'm replacing some of the blocks with maple leaves, this meant 4 #1 Blocks and 2 Maple Leaves (and an extra one because I made the first one in the wrong color).

It's not too late to join in. Both The Quilt Tree and Twiddletails are sponsoring giveaways for quilt-along participants on Instagram, so be sure to hop on over there for all the details! (just search for #quiltaforest or #geeseintheforest)

If you love these colors as much as I do, there are still kits in the Etsy store.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Quilt a Fall Forest

Wow! I'm not even going to attempt to commit to regular posting AGAIN. I'll try though.

As for right now, I'm in the middle of planning a new quilt, thanks to a quilt-along hosted by The Quilt Tree.
I've wanted to make another version of my Geese in the Forest pattern for a while now and this was just the kick in the butt I needed.

I decided on a Fall version with possibly a few maple leaf blocks scattered here and there.

My chosen fabrics are Moda Bella Solids (of course...).
I've added some kits to the Etsy store but, if you already have a Bella stash, the colors I'm using are as follows:
Hay 9900 104
Leaf Green 9900 192
Clementine 9900 209
Saffron 9900 232
and for the background my current favorite Eggshell 9900 281

I'm planning future blog posts with foundation piecing tips, tools, & techniques, so be sure to pop back in.

Oh and, last but not least, both The Quilt Tree and Twiddletails are sponsoring giveaways for quilt-along participants on Instagram, so be sure to hop on over there for all the details! (just search for #quiltaforest)

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