Monday, February 22, 2016

Thirty Shades of Fox quilt

Elizabeth Hartman released her Fancy Fox pattern a while ago now and I have already made some pillows and mini quilts using this pattern, but I really wanted to make a quilt using these very cute fox blocks.
After seeing a few of these fox quilts made in various shades of orange, I decided to do the same and found enough orange prints to make the blocks when I dug through my stash of fabrics.
There are fabrics from Denyse Schmidt, Emma Jean Jansen, Bonnie and Camille, Tula Pink, Lizzy House, Cotton & Steel, and Alison Glass to name a few!
Pre-cutting all of the fabrics made putting these blocks together very quick and easy .
I have made a 5 x 6 layout so only needed 30 foxy blocks.
Then I have added borders to make the quilt up to lap size of about 50 x 62".
I used the Serpentine stitch on my sewing machine to do the quilting down the length of the quilt.
And like the "Quick Brown Fox" pillow I made last year, my favourite is probably the Henna Garden fox, closely followed by the one made from the B&C Hello Darling strawberries.
The backing is a Cloud 9 "Scribbles in Orange" print by Ed Emberley, which I didn't quite have enough of so added a strip of the Ikea numbers fabric down the side.
And I found a B&W woodgrain print which I think was just perfect for the binding.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory
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This quilt was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so also linking up with the 2016 FAL team.
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  1. A fabulous finish Kirsten. I would struggle to get 30 shades of any one colour in my stash. Now if it was just in AMH or DS prints, that would be another story.

  2. Awesome! I just received this pattern in the mail and I hope to work on it this weekend. Yours is awesome.

  3. So beautiful! The quilting is beautiful. Great Finish.

  4. Just love this and what a wonderful range of oranges you had!!

  5. I love this pattern, and I love orange. And your quilt is a perfect match of both. Super!

  6. Your foxes are adorable! Love your colors and I have never seen the serpentine quilting, very cool!

  7. This is lovely! Orange with grey looks really good. I have made this pattern also.

  8. So cute!! And that Henna fox is just darling, I can see why it's your favorite! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

  9. Thank you very much for the close-up of the serpentine quilting! I love the way you spaced the quilting rows so they don't go through the eyes and nose. I just finished a Fancy Fox top and was looking for a way to use the serpentine stitch. Yours is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.