Bigfoot and tree block for Legendary quilt


In 2016, Quilt Projects by S Adams

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I sent my husband a picture of a Legendary quilt by Elizabeth Hartman, and he thought it was the coolest quilt ever.  Since I hadn’t made anything for him yet, it seemed like a no-brainer.  After looking around on the internet at the fabrics other people had chosen, I decided my trees would use different fabrics.  I liked the pattern as written, but the multiple fabrics gave the quilt a little more oomph.  I really liked the fabrics chosen by Kris from krislovesfabric, especially that one plaid tree.  So stinkin’ cute!

The pattern was also a little bigger than what I wanted for a lap quilt.  After planning, and recalculating and eliminating one tree at a time, I finally determined that I should just remove the whole bottom row of trees.  The quilt would get used “sideways” but once you’re bundled up, who really cares?

I started out by working on the Sasquatch block first.  That was probably a mistake.  I had begun with such enthusiasm.  But seeing all the pieces laid out for just the Bigfoot was completely daunting. There were at least a dozen pieces 1.5″ x 1.5″ or smaller!  I was just sure it would never come out right.  I plowed on.  The block finally came together and thankfully, I moved onto the trees.  It was then that I realized that part of my problem was my background fabric.  I don’t know what it was about that fabric, but it distorted at every turn.  I grew to really really dislike that fabric.  But I’d already finished my Bigfoot block and I was unwilling to start over again.

With enough perseverance (and more than a few swear words) I finally finished!  I decided that since I had made a quilt start to finish for myself, that I should do the same for Rich.  Having done parallel line quilting on Foxes and Raccoons, I was pretty sure I could do it again.

And because my husband shamed me into finally having quilt labels made, this was the first quilt to be labelled.  I custom ordered them on Etsy and love how they came out.  I left enough room to identify the recipient and the date the quilt was finished.  I’m trying to remember to put labels on everything I make now.  Better late than never, right?

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The Project Details…

Pieced By: Me
Piecing Done: July 2016
Quilted By: Me
Quilting Done: August 2016
Pattern: “Legendary” by Elizabeth Hartman
Fabric Line: Various
Size: Pattern: 60 x 72 1/2 inches
Mine: 60 x 50 1/2 inches
For: My husband Rich
Occasion: ‘Cause he’s awesome!