Monday, June 3, 2013

Sherwood Forest Quilt, A Video Blog

I've been a bit busy with nothing much to report since Memorial Day, but I finally finished the quilting on my Sherwood Forest wall quilt, a gift for a newlywed couple.

I shot a video of it and also showed how I trimmed the quilt square with a sheet of Plexiglass.

Big rulers are expensive! But to get good square quilts, it's so helpful to have a big square for cutting those corners. I get my Plexiglass at the local hardware store, and this 18x24 inch sheet cost maybe $14.00.

I really like how this quilt turned out. The dimensionality of the quilting with some trapunto turned out so well. You can see more of the process on a previous post, Robin Hood Tree Wall Hanging.

You can also see all of my Youtube videos here on the Amy Johnson channel.

I hope the couple like this wall hanging. All I had to go on was the Robin Hood bridal shower, knowing they consider themselves geeky, and that they have gray sheets.

I hope to get some new posts up as soon as possible, and have some nifty things in the works!

What have you been up to, my quilty friends?


  1. I just watched your Sherwood Forest youtube video. Awesome video! Watched your basic freemotion video also. Great idea ... use no thread! For some reason that doesn't seem as intimidating as having thread in the needle. I'm gonna use that little trick on my FunQuilter too.

    1. Good! We shouldn't be intimidated by FMQ!

    2. Hmm...does one get an email when someone replies to a comment? Or should I be using email to respond to comments too? Let's see!


  2. Oh Amy---this is even more beautiful than I originally thought it would be----and I thought it was going to be pretty gorgeous! It's a wonderful one-of-a-kind gift and I'm sure the couple will treasure it. Yes---I'm anxiously awaiting more fmq videos but with 2 grandsons of my own I know how hard it is to find time for everything. Will you eventually make the pattern available? I would only use it as a quilt for me...not for resale or for commercial use....ooops...I guess it wouldn't be one-of-a-kind anymore???

    Thanks for sharing this project from start to's been inspirational and so helpful.

    1. A pattern...hmmm.... For this piece there was a lot of making it up as I went, so I'm not sure how to repeat it as a pattern. And it's quite densely stitched with fills, surely that would be quite tedious to mark and quilt if included.

      You're the second person who has asked me about a pattern for some of my projects, so I will have to give it some thought.

  3. Pretty amazing gift. Came out beautiful! Enjoyed your video and you little man. He is a QT.

  4. Thank you so much! The QT woke up not 5 minutes after I stopped making the video.