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Forest Friends 2

Posted on: May 5th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon
It took a while…

But I finally made the Forest Friends 2 turn from a design idea into an actual quilt.


I am so excited to have transformed these new forest animals and birds into fabric form! All the fabric used in the front are from the Hopscotch collection by Jamie Fingal for RJR Fabrics, which you can view here.

RJR Fabrics offered to sponsor this project using their latest collection – Hopscotch by Jamie Fingal. I love these prints! They are cute and tiny geometric prints that “read like a solid”. And the colours are amazing!







As I mentioned before…. 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.


The quilting is organic wavy lines using my walking foot. I chose Light Grey Omni from Superior Threads on top and plain white Gutermann thread in the bobbin for the back.


The backing is from the Urban Artifacts collection by RJR Fabrics, which you can view here.  I am simply in LOVE with this print! The colours, the dots, the flowers and the text. It is just such a fun print!


The “Forest Friends 2” quilt finished at 59” x 75″
and was the 30th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.



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.

Both patterns provides instructions for making two sizes.

TWIN Size finishes at 59” x 75”
BABY Size finishes at 31” x 39”


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15 Responses

  1. Danice G says:

    So beautiful Lorna. I esp. love that bluebird. Both versions of Forest Friends are awesome!

  2. Just me says:

    You are so talented. I am always so in awe of your designs!

  3. Beautiful fabrics for your gorgeous Forest Friends 2 pattern! Love those blocks – especially the added mountain block! So enjoy how you add the footprints to tiptoe through it all. This one has my favorite two birds of all – blue jay and cardinal. Thank you for making it compatible with your Forest Friends 1 – so fun!!

  4. Wow, and wow. I can't even imagine making something like your quilt. It is just superb. You are so awesome in your design and execution. I wish I could take a class from you as this is beyond me.

  5. Mari says:

    This is just awesome, Lorna! I'm already looking forward to mixing and matching with the first Forest Friends. So many possibilities!

  6. legato1958 says:

    What a gorgeous quilt, Lorna! I love the newest critters and birds that you have brought to life!! I think this fabric line is so cool, with the geo textures!!Just beautiful!!Susie

  7. Tish Stemple says:

    It's almost like these fabric prints were designed for this quilt. I think the blue jays and cardinals are my favorite 🙂 Congrats on another great pattern.

  8. Kerry says:

    Gorgeous – love it. I do like the blue jay – only ever seen one on holiday – the colour is striking! And the cardinals are so bright (seen a few of those now) – wish we had both birds here.

  9. Ioleen says:

    Another great design. There's no stopping you, 😂😂. Love the bluebirds.

  10. Ariane says:

    What a beautiful quilt!! I just love it!!

  11. Raewyn says:

    Another gorgeous quilt!! I love those fabrics too, they work really well here.

  12. Unknown says:

    What longarm quilting pattern did you use?

  13. Judy says:

    I love it; nicely done.

  14. Both of your Forest Friends quilts are just fantastic. I'd love to combine blocks from both to make a Queen sized quilt for my bed… but I'm afraid that project would be beyond me, since I've not yet made any quilt.

  15. One word – fantastic