What do you give a very dear friend for a milestone birthday? A trip to the Fancy Forest, of course!
In my October 23rd post, I mentioned my dear friend (DF) and I attended the Tompkins County Quilters Guild Traditions & Beyond 2017 Quilt Show.
While at the show, DF fell in love with a Fancy Forest quilt, designed by Elizabeth Hartman . At a silent auction, I bid on a smaller Fancy Forest wall hanging (hoping to use it as a birthday gift for my DF) but GASP!!! I didn’t win.
What to do? Sewing pedal to the metal of course! I had just two short weeks to make a wall hanging, pop it in the mail and pray it arrived in time for her birthday. After staying up until 1:30 am to finish, here is the resulting masterpiece:
Who could resist a cute little fox face with a quilted snout?
Hazel the Hedge Hog is my favorite!
DF, I hope your birthday trip to the fancy forest brings many smiles to you!
P.S. I wrote about the backing in my October 31st post “Should Knot Be Seen”. As you can see, I had to change out the thread colors more than once but who will see the back of this wall hanging? Just the wall!