Seeing The Forest - Blogger's Quilt Festival


Yay, it's 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
I love the back almost as much as the front! The insert is made from scraps from the front.
Seeing The Forest - Back
Maxing and relaxing on the steps
Final stats:
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!

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26 comments:

  1. That's a lovely quilt! I may be ignorant here, but what does ROYBGIV stand for?

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    1. Great question! It's Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Basically a fancy way of saying Rainbow. :)

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  2. Oh it is just fantastic!!!!

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  3. I just can't get enough of this one M-R!

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  4. Me neither! Though I'm running out of ways to say how much I love it.... :-)

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  5. This is amazing! Lovely to see it again :)

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  6. Such a great quilt! It just shines with colour! Well done :)

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  7. I love the way you played with the pattern. And the matchstick quilting was inspired!

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  8. Fabulous, i love this:)))

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  9. You know how much I love this quilt, right? Oh, those colours, the texture from your quilting and that pieced backing... so much to love here!

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  10. Oh this one is gorgeous too! I love the colors, and the quilting works wonderfully.

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  11. This is one gorgeous quilt and I love what you did on the back. Such richness of colour.

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  12. So glad you've entered this quilt, it's really something special :)

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  13. I love how you took a published pattern and put your own spin on it.

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  14. so very beautiful and somehow relaxing!

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  15. I love this quilt. Your colour choices and placement rock, and it makes me feel so calm looking at it. I never thought about the quilting that way before, but you're right it totally does resemble bark!

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  16. Gorgeous quilt! Love the colours of the shot cottons and your dense quilting.

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  17. This is SO pretty! I just adore shot cottons.

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  18. Stunning quilt. The colors are perfect, your quilting is beautiful. Love this quilt..

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  19. What a beautiful quilt! I love the colors!

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  20. Beautiful!! love the back! doesn't it feel wonderful to use ALL the fabric!

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  21. Everything about this quilt is beautiful!!

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  22. such a wonderful quilt - it really stands out - I love it :-)

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