8.17.2018

Simple Forest - A Free Quilt Pattern - Featuring Flourish Fabrics by Natalia & Kathleen

I'm excited to share this fun new, free quilt pattern with you today! This darling quilt is perfecgt for Christmas, or really, any time of the year. 

The fabrics shown on this cute quilt are from our new fabric collection, Flourish. Flourish is by Natalia & Kathleen for Moda fabrics and is shipping to stores now. For this quilt we chose to just use white, green and gray, but I've also got it sketched out using some reds and it's super cute with those too!



Simple Forest 84 ½” x 84 ½”
All seams are set at ¼” unless otherwise noted.
Finished block sizes 20” x 20”
WOF = width of fabric or 42”

MATERIALS:

Fabrics shown are Flourish by Natalia Bonner & Kathleen Whiting for Moda Fabrics.

Assorted White Prints: 4 7/8 yards
10910-11
10910-21
10911-11
10912-11
10914-11
10914-21
10914-22
10915-11
10915-21
10915-22

Assorted Green Prints: 3 ¾ yards
10915-15
10911-15
10913-15
10910-15

Assorted Gray Prints: 1 1/8 yards
10910-13
10912-13
10913-13
10914-13
10915-13

Binding: 7/8 yard

Backing: 8 ¼ yards


Cutting:
White Fabric
1 – 5 ½” strip
Subcut into 1 – 5 ½” x 20 ½” rectangle
Cut remaining strip into 3 – 1 ½” strips
Subcut into 39 – 1 ½” x 1 ½” squares


19 – 2 7/8” x WOF strips
Subcut those into 240 – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” squares


29 – 2 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut those into 450 – 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares


12 – 2” x WOF strips
Subcut those into 24 – 2” x 20 ½” rectangles


5 – 1 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut those into 153 - 1 ½” x 1 ½” squares

Green Fabric
19 – 2 7/8” x WOF strips
Subcut those into 240 – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” squares


28 – 2 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut those into 435 – 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares

Gray Fabric
9 – 2 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut those into 135 – 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares
1 – 2” x WOF strip
Subcut into 9 – 2” x 2” squares


5 – 1 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut those into 108 – 1 ½” x 1 ½” squares

Sewing:
For our quilt we chose to press all seams open. If you do not like to press seams open, alternate the
direction of the seams by row as you sew.


Christmas Tree block –
Make a total of 15 of these blocks.
These blocks use 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares of white, green and gray and half-square triangles of white and
green.
For one block:
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of 16 – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” squares.
Layer a white square and green square right sides together.
Sew ¼” on either side of the drawn line.
Cut on the drawn line. Open and press to make 2 half-square triangles measuring
2 ½” x 2 ½”.
Repeat to make 32 half-square triangles.


Note the orientation of the half-square triangles in each row.
Sew one row of 4 white squares, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle
and 3 white squares.

Sew one row of 3 white squares, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 gray square, 1 green square,
1 half-square triangle and 2 white squares.

Sew one row of 2 white squares, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle,
1 gray square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle and 1 white square.

Sew one row of 1 white square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle,
1 green square, 1 gray square, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square and 1 half-square
triangle.

Sew one row of 1 white square, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square
triangle, 1 gray square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle and 1 green square.

Sew one row of 1 white square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle,
1 green square, 1 gray square, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square and 1 half-square
triangle.

Sew one row of 1 white square, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square
triangle, 1 gray square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle and 1 green square.

Sew one row of 1 white square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green
square, 1 gray square, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square and 1 half-square triangle.

Sew one row of 1 white square, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square
triangle, 1 gray square, 1 half-square triangle, 1 green square, 1 half-square triangle, and 1 green
square.

Sew one row of 5 white squares, 1 gray square and 4 white squares.

Sew the 10 rows together.

Press.



Reindeer Block -
Make 1 of this block.
This block uses the 5 ½” x 20 ½” white rectangle and 1 ½” x 1 ½” squares of white and gray.



Sew one row of 5 white squares, 1 gray square, 7 white squares, 1 gray square and 1 white square.

Sew one row of 4 white squares, 2 gray squares, 1 white square, 1 gray square, 3 white squares, 1 gray
square, 1 white square and 2 gray squares.

Sew one row of 6 white squares, 2 gray squares, 3 white squares, 2 gray squares and 2 white squares.

Sew one row of 7 white squares, 1 gray square, 3 white squares, 1 gray square and 3 white squares.

Sew one row of 8 white squares, 3 gray squares and 4 white squares.

Sew one row of 7 white squares, 2 gray squares, 1 white square, 2 gray squares and 3 white squares.

Sew one row of 8 white squares, 6 gray squares and 1 white square.

Sew one row of 1 gray square, 7 white squares, 6 gray squares and 1 white square.

Sew one row of 1 white square, 9 gray squares and 5 white squares.

Sew one row of 10 gray squares and 5 white squares.

Sew three rows of 9 gray squares and 6 white squares.

Sew seven rows of 1 gray square, 1 white square, 1 gray square, 3 white squares, 1 gray square,
1 white square, 1 gray square and 6 white squares.

Sew the 20 rows together.

Press.

Sew the 5 ½” x 20 ½” white rectangle to the left side.

Press.


Putting it all Together -


Sew three rows of Christmas Tree, 1 white rectangle, Christmas Tree, 1 white rectangle, Christmas Tree,
1 white rectangle, Christmas Tree.

Sew three sash rows of 1 white rectangle, 1 gray 2” square, 1 white rectangle, 1 gray 2” square, 1 white
rectangle, 1 gray 2” square, 1 white rectangle.

Sew one row of Reindeer, 1 white rectangle, Christmas Tree, 1 white rectangle, Christmas Tree, 1 white
rectangle, Christmas Tree.

Sew the Christmas Tree rows and sash rows together alternately. Sew the Reindeer/Christmas Tree
row last.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you... I love this quilt. Very creative.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this pattern Natalia! It’s awesome!

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  3. Oh Natalia, I LOVE THIS QUILT SO MUCH!!!! Thank you for the free pattern!

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  4. I like the quilt, but the cutting directions for the white fabric are confusing.

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    1. I'm sorry, I'm not sure where you're confused, can I help?

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  5. Love this!! Now to get the time to make it, new grandma here!!

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