Gnome Forest quilt

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Gnome Forest quilt

I managed to finish a some-time UFO before the holidays: Gnome Forest. The blocks in this quilt were improv pieced by my Stash Bee hive in 2015. I tried to arrange everyone’s blocks in a light-to-dark gradient from top to bottom, depending on the shades of green used.

Gnome Forest, pieced by members of Stash Bee and quilted by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts | www.flyingparrotquilts.com

The quilt was initially inspired by this quilt, but I didn’t want to ask people to paper piece, so improv it was. You can find the tutorial here.

Gnome Forest, pieced by members of Stash Bee and quilted by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts | www.flyingparrotquilts.com

I did add another larger improv pieced tree as a focal point for all the little gnomes and trees. At some point I might go back and couch some fun yarn as additional decoration for the tree, but for now it’s just quilted with a pantograph called “Christmas Forest.”

Gnome Forest, pieced by members of Stash Bee and quilted by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts | www.flyingparrotquilts.com

The top had been together for some time, but I just never got around to quilting it. Now I finally

Quilt Stats
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Backing: Holiday Magic by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass
Thread: Wonderful Metallic #881; Superior So Fine in bobbin
Pantograph: Christmas Forest by Lorien Quilting
61,710 quilting stitches

  1. I loved your Trees and Gnomesblock from the first time I saw it, so much so I requested it in my Bee last year. Love how you added the big tree as a focal point, just what it needed. Wonderful finish with the perfect quilting. Love it.

  2. It’s so much fun! I made some blocks from your tutorial for another bee in 2017 (for Kate, who posted above!) It’s such a fun idea and I love how yours looks! The big tree in the middle is especially fun.

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