Blogger's Quilt Festival time again! I'm very happy to be sharing my Seeing The Forest quilt. If this is your first time here, welcome! For those who saw this quilt last week, please indulge me a little longer. :)
This quilt started out at as a fat eighth bundle of Westminster shot cottons and Helen Howes' Twelve Trees pattern that I got from Mad About Patchwork.
I'm not great at sticking with a pattern though so I added in four more trees, and flipped half of them so they looked like a reflection of the top eight.
For the quilting, I went with horizontal matchstick quilting (kind of like bark?) and I LOVE the effect on both sides of the quilt. I used a Sulky variegated thread that went from burgundy to plum.
The quilting lines are spaced anywhere for 1/8" to 1/3" apart. I was worried that the tight quilting might make the quilt too stiff. Nope, the shot cottons handle it beautifully.
The full reveal:
|Seeing The Forest - Front|
|Seeing The Forest - Back|
|Maxing and relaxing on the steps|
Quilt name: Seeing The Forest
Measurements: 40" by 59"
Special techniques: Slash and insert piecing
Machine quilted: Matchstick quilting by me
Entering this in the ROYBGIV category for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
Here are my entries into past Blogger's Quilt Festivals:
Thanks for stopping by! For lots more inspiration, check out the other entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side -- it's always a fabulous show. Thank you, Amy, for putting all of this together!