I am so pleased to introduce you to my little foundation paper-pieced friends. The Forest Abstractions Quilt pattern consists of a full color booklet with fabric selection guide, fabric palette and piecing order for six different blocks as well as a hefty set of 20 ledger sized pages of templates for The Falcon Block, The Bunny Block, The Squirrel Block, The Coyote Block, The Doe & Bird Block, and The Stag Block.
July 15 - Quilt Along - Getting Started
August 1 - Quilt Along - The Bunny
September 1 - Quilt Along - The Falcon
October 1 - Quilt Along - The Squirrel
November 1 - Quilt Along - The Coyote
December 1 - Quilt Along - The Doe & Bird
January 1 - Quilt Along - The Stag
February 1 - Quilt Along - Quilting and Binding
Beginning August 1, I will host a Quilt-Along right here on my blog with tips and tricks for each block and step by step instructions on how to foundation paper-piece. There are also six little surprise blocks that I will be giving away to add to your quilt if you choose to. These will be hosted here and at a few fun, surprise places to be announced along our Quilt-Along journey.
The Forest Abstractions Quilt has her very own page where you can find links to all of the Quilt Along posts as they come out, , Instagram photos, kit guides and more, found here:
The paper pattern and Brambleberry Ridge fabric and kits are available from many of your favorite online and local quilt shops. The PDF is now available in my PDF shop.
So gather up your supplies and I'll meet you right back here very soon!
- The Forest Abstractions pattern
- Scissors for cutting paper
- Double Sided Tape - I use Duck brand Easy Stick Double Stick Adhesive Roller
- Cutting Mat - I have a 13" spinning mat directly to the left of my machine
- Rotary Cutter
- Ruler - I use a 12" Add-A-Quarter ruler
- Seam Ripper - this is a MUST, not a maybe :)
- Water Soluble Fabric Marker or Chaco Liner
- Sewing Machine with stitch length adjustment
- Hard Pressing Board
- Light Box
A little note about light boxes... they are great. I have it on my suggested list as they make paper piecing so much easier, but they aren't entirely necessary. Any bright light source will do the same thing, just not quite as easily, including holding the pieces up in the air in front of any light. My awesome husband made my large lightbox for me as a gift a few years ago using a tutorial he found online. When I travel however, I use a little light box that came in a $20 fashion drawing set my daughter received as a gift when she was about 6. It is smaller, but just as effective. I have also seen some ingenious ways to lay rope lighting inside of a plastic tub for a similar effect.