Fancy Forrest Deux – OMG February Finish

I love this quilt!  It is the second time I made it, using many of the same fabrics from the first but a few changes.  The pattern is Fancy Forrest by Elizabeth Hartman and I just couldn’t help myself.  I changed a few things.  I wanted my thistles to be purple and I wanted Frances the Firefly (not butterfly) to have a bright yellow bottom – all lit up – like fireflies are!

I was cutting it close with this thread when quilting!  I made it – although truth be told – I did have another similar looking spool (same color) in my stash.  Must be one I really like!

The back was a fabric I stashed for awhile.  Of course, it wasn’t big enough so it has its own border.  I didn’t use my printed labels as this is for a baby and I didn’t want the label to be a problem. I will sign somewhere discretely or put a small label on this side when I know who is getting it.

 I did quilting with my Westalee ruler set on my Bernina 440.  It allows you to do straight lines and other lines with a little more precision.  I had fun figuring out little ways to enhance the critters and the thistle.

I liked giving Hazel the Hedgehog some spikey hair.

Frances the Firefly just got some curves added to her wings.

I am pleased it is done and think I know where it may go.  That is the really nice part, knowing the quilt will have a lovely wee one to smile at it.   If I hadn’t set this goal, I am sure it would not have been done.  Thanks for the encouragement!  This quilt was on my list for OneMonthlyGoal, 2018APQ Resolution and 2018FalQ1.  So great to have it done.  

Linking up:  One Monthly Goal


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  1. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    February 28, 2018 / 11:10 PM

    Looks great! I like the modification to make the fireflies "glow". 🙂

    • Kathleen
      March 1, 2018 / 4:04 PM

      Thank you, Yvonne, I think was a successful little change.

    March 1, 2018 / 1:55 AM

    Your OMG is an OMG!,it's so adorable. I love it.

    • Kathleen
      March 1, 2018 / 4:04 PM

      I had fun making it. They are a little hard in that you must stay organized and keep the L/R slant thing going correctly, but well worth it.

  3. Alycia
    March 1, 2018 / 6:15 PM

    It's adorable! And congrats on making the finish!

    • Kathleen
      March 2, 2018 / 1:10 AM

      Thanks, Alycia, it feels good even if it was on the last day.

  4. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    March 1, 2018 / 8:37 PM

    Awww! It's just adorable! I know it feels good to win the game of "thread chicken"!?! Great job getting to the finish line.

    • Kathleen
      March 2, 2018 / 1:11 AM

      I love winning “thread chicken” and getting the job done! Thanks for stopping by, Nancy.

  5. piecefulwendy
    March 1, 2018 / 9:32 PM

    What a cute quilt! I love the firefly with the glow too! Thread chicken is kinda fun, but it's always good to have a backup plan. Haha!

    • Kathleen
      March 2, 2018 / 1:12 AM

      You are right, it is good to have a backup plan. I am fascinated by the fact that I had two of the same thread in the same shape.

  6. Emily
    March 2, 2018 / 12:11 AM

    I love the spikes on Hazel! And so funny to see your backing fabric: I have several yards of that print!!!! I've used some on the back of a quilt already and various animals from it keep showing up in my scrap quilts 🙂

    • Kathleen
      March 2, 2018 / 1:12 AM

      Thanks, Emily. I had been hanging on to that fabric, but I decided it was time to go! The spikes were fun to do.

  7. Sandra Walker
    March 2, 2018 / 12:45 AM

    Yay for a goal complete. SUCH an adorable quilt, and I am sure it will be much-loved.

    • Kathleen
      March 2, 2018 / 1:13 AM

      Thanks, Sandra. Felt good to have it done and I think I know where it will go!

  8. Louise
    March 2, 2018 / 1:18 AM

    I love the colors you've chosen for your Fancy Forest! This makes such a great baby quilt, and your ruler work really makes the quilting shine. Congrats on the fun finish!

    • Kathleen
      March 2, 2018 / 1:22 AM

      Thank you! It was a really fun quilt and doing the ruler work is quite fun. It always feels good to have a finish!

  9. Susan
    March 2, 2018 / 7:07 PM

    Love the fabrics in this quilt – well done!

    • Kathleen
      March 2, 2018 / 7:52 PM

      Thank you, Susan.

  10. Patty
    March 3, 2018 / 12:55 AM

    Love the quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

    • Kathleen
      March 4, 2018 / 1:30 AM

      Thank you, Patty, for running it. I am enjoying the challenge and it is keeping me focused!

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