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Let’s Bee Social #173

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social!
So glad to have you join us for the Let’s Bee Social weekly linky party!

I have finished the testing!

The Bunny Rabbit…

The Cougar…

I have been steadily testing the blocks for the Forest Friends 2 pattern.
And have added the individual block patterns to my shop as I get each one finished.

My blocks are all finished and they have been sewn into the four panels that make up the Twin quilt setting. I just have to sew them together and add the borders now!


This is the Forest Friends 2 design. And RJR Fabrics has graciously offered to sponsor this project using their latest collection – Hopscotch by Jamie Fingal.


The Forest Friends 2 design is compatible with the original Forest Friends design. Both patterns include a Twin size and Baby size option. All the block sizes are the same, so the blocks are interchangeable and therefore the design possibilities are endless!

In the Twin quilt size, as shown above, is the Forest Friends with the American Eagle block. But this pattern also includes the Canadian Beaver block, as shown below in the Baby size.

The original Forest Friends pattern is available here in my shop.

And the NEW Forest Friends 2 pattern is NOW available here in my shop.


Today I am heading to Chatham, Ontario for a workshop and trunk show for the Chatham-Kent Quilter’s Guild. So it’s going to be a very busy and fun filled day! See you when I get back!




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15 Responses

  1. Hi Lorna! I love your new forest friends! Thank you for the party! x Teje

  2. Puppilalla says:

    'Forest Friends II' looks wondeful. Thank you for sharing the progress with us. =)

  3. You have been as busy as a beaver! We all know you will \”hop\” to it and get this quilt done!

  4. Ariane says:

    These are gorgeous blocks!!! Love them!!

  5. Lisa J. says:

    I love that rabbit and that Cougar Lorna……Have fun in Chatham, I'm sure you will.

  6. Oh wow – super cute, and I love that you can mix and match from your first Forest Friends quilt pattern!

  7. Jayne says:

    What a great idea having both patterns interchangeable! What a very smart idea!!

  8. Mari says:

    This is another great quilt, Lorna. And I love that the blocks are interchangable. I'm jealous of the workshoppers who will get to see this in person! Have a great time!

  9. Jen says:

    I just love seeing all your creatures come to life! They are so darling.I really like that cougar. And the layout is great too!

  10. Allison says:

    Both of these are really great quilts, and you should be so proud. I really love that bunny, and think that he could be used in so many ways.

  11. Lorna! You are SO CLOSE to me!!! Had I known this, I would've called up a few of my quilty friends and we'd have driven up there; it's only 60 km! Do you have a page with your schedule?

  12. Cheryl says:

    I love the little bunny, he is so cute!

  13. Jo says:

    Your designs are so much fun…

  14. SarahZ says:

    These are awesome, Lorna!!! I look forward to sharing my own blocks from the first Forest Friends pattern before too long!!! Of course you know I am partial to that Cougar 🙂

  15. Stephanie says:

    Love that bunny (and my gosh I admire your work ethic Lorna!)