In March, I was lucky enough to stumble onto the Forest quilt along of Joanna (Shape Moth) and Julianna (Sewing Under Rainbow). Each week these wonderful ladies took turns along with a few friends Amy, Caroline, Teri and Amy to post a free paper piece pattern for twelve weeks. I so enjoyed not only seeing my blocks come together each week but also the hundreds of blocks that were made from around the globe. So I must first say a HUGE thanks to each of these ladies dedication and creative talents being shared so freely with all of us. I am so grateful to what each of you inspired me to create each week.
I decided my forest friends that I created needed to live permanently in a forest so I set to work to design such a place for all my blocks. While putting it together I was running out of fabric for the sky so I added a sunrise to the design.
Thus I have decided to call my quilt 'A New Day Dawns in the Forest'
This quilt has the honored distinction of being the largest quilt I have ever finished. It is a whopping 86 x 98 inches and looks amazing on my queen size bed! It is also the first quilt that I have ever taken in to be long armed by someone and I am so grateful to Cheran from Fiddlesticks Quilt shop for all the help she offered me picking out just the right pantograph for it. Retro Leaves suits it very well. I couldn't be more thrilled with how it all came together. I am sure I will be using Cheran's services again as she has a delightful store and I adore her ability to make me feel comfortable when stepping out in new directions.
The little bunny, I simply adore. He was a free pattern that Ruthie Quilts offered for the Spring Fling. I love him peeking out from his location on the forest floor. I was afraid he may not be seen on my bed but he peeks out cute from there, too. Shy little bunny but I can still see him peeking out from his safety zone.
...that's a wrap on my Forest QAL project. I am linking up to the Forest QAL Linky party over at Shape Moth. Thanks again to everyone who inspired me to create and FINISH such a lovely quilt for my bedroom! xxoo