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.
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