Forest Abstractions Quilt Along - Questions Answered!

Hello, friends of the Forest!

I have had a couple of questions in comments and on Instagram that I thought might be helpful to everyone. Please find those below. Also - NEW SURPRISE BLOCK COMING WEDNESDAY!!! It will be posted as a guest post at Sew, Mama, Sew!  as well as here. Falcon will be right here on Monday the 22nd, then we are back on schedule with Mr. Squirrel on October 1st! 

The final layout.

Although I'm not going to ruin the surprise of the "surprise blocks" yet, or even tell you which space we are going to fill each month, this is the proposed final quilt layout if you plan to make all six additional surprise blocks and use them on the front of your quilt. I'm so excited to unveil them all! We are going to need some extra background solids and I will keep you updated on those supplies as we go. You can see that the surprise blocks will repeat backgrounds to give the final quilt a more cohesive look. 

Suggested layout using the six additional free SURPRISE BLOCKS. Final top size with additional blocks:  56" wide x 60" tall. 

Paper pattern templates: press those creases! 

The paper patterns come with the pattern templates printed front and back on 11" x 17" paper. These are the patterns, not the pieces to be used for creating your blocks. The very first step in foundation paper piecing is to trace or photo copy your templates into a set to be destroyed in the making of your block. Some people prefer to trace or copy onto newsprint or special paper and others are fine with standard copy paper. The choice is yours! 

The pattern pages are not unlike a commercial dress or other apparel pattern and come folded inside the pattern envelope. The pattern pieces must be smoothed flat before tracing or copying to ensure accuracy. For the easiest and smoothest finish, press the pages on a low setting with an iron with NO STEAM. 

Individual blocks?

So, you only want to make the bunny. I get it. I will be breaking out the pattern into individual blocks for sale in the coming month. The PDFs will be priced individually and available in my shop. 


As always, keep those questions coming and I will try to answer them! If you have a question, chances are that someone else does too!

Happy sewing!