Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fancy Foxes

Need a quick, fun quilt for a baby or small child? I highly recommend Elizabeth Hartman's Fancy Fox II pattern.

Fancy Foxes for L

The VMQG had a workshop taught by Jade Stitch Mischief and it gave me the opportunity to piece the quilt top in a day, and then a Quilt By The Bay day retreat hosted my dear Krista Poppyprint resulted in a finished quilt.

I kept the quilting very simple - organic straight lines done with a walking foot but without any marking. I switched up the space between the lines to add a bit of interest. Also because the close-together quilting was taking FOREVER.

  Fancy Foxes quilting 

This one is for my newest nephew, L. His mom, my sister in law, told me they were going with a navy/grey theme in the baby's room so I had a lot of fun choosing fabrics from my stash. There's some William Morris reproduction fabric, some London Calling by Robert Kaufman (Liberty-adjacent pattern), a Moda Essentials print, some Kona solids and a blender (the grey jewels) whose name I've forgotten.

  Fancy Foxes 

 I can't wait to meet him this summer when I see my family - until then, I hope this quilt is a nice virtual hug.

P.S. This pattern, while quick to put together, has a lot of fabric waste as you cut off corner triangles on a couple of large pieces. If you want to save the bits, go ahead and stitch a second line ½" from the first and cut between the stitched lines as in this tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew. That gives you a pieced HST for use in another project (or the quilt back, perhaps).

P.P.S. Did you notice the glasses? The pattern comes with a template for glasses. I modified it to make the glasses cat's eyes like mine.

4 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I keep wanting to make at least a pillow with this pattern, with glasses of course, for my optometrist son.

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  2. Love your foxes! I am making a similar one for my new great-nephew and also adding his name along the side.

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  3. Looking good! I like the color combo. Great texture!

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