Happy Monday, Friends! I hope you are well. Last Friday I showed you my Urban Stars quilt that is featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Quilt Trends. Today, I am sharing with you Enchanted Forest, the other quilt that is shown in the same magazine, but the pattern instructions are available as a free pattern download here.
Enchanted Forest uses large rectangles to effectively feature print fabrics, and thus making the quilt top construction quick and trouble-free.
Or, if you feel like doing a bit of applique to spice up the design, sprigs of leaves would add the visual effect!
Here are a couple more shots of the quilt.
If you have been visiting regularly, the fabrics used in Enchanted Forest shouldn’t been unfamiliar to you…. as I have ANOTHER magazine featured quilt also named Enchanted Forest, featured in QUILT August/September 2013. Click here to view more picture. [Side note: Do you remember I have also had two quilts named Farm Crossing (here and here), made with fabrics from the same collection?]
So… back to the “Quilt Trends” Enchanted Forest… the quilt was quilted using Aurifil‘s Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting! You can see that I quilted “swirly” trees amidst the random vertical straight lines on the quilt top to lend to the woodland feel…
And now, my favorite part of the quilt – the informal pseudo feathers quilted in contrasting thread on the outer border!!
You can read about my tutorial on the pseudo informal feathers here. I hope you will get a feeling of how relatively simple it is to quilt these pseudo feathers from the tutorial, and if you try them out, I would love to hear what you think of them!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my latest Enchanted Forest quilt. Quilt kits (quilt top and binding) are available for purchase for $44.99 from Fat Quarter Shop by clicking here.
Have a great week, Dear Friends — but not before you tell me if you find forests enchanting in general!
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars
Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day
January Free Pattern: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex
January Free Pattern: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex