Fancy Fox

4 Oct

I started the quarter with this almost complete quilt top:
UntitledI added some narrow borders and talked to Leah about the backing; she decided that she would like a large fox on the back, like Mathias has a large whale on the back of his whale quilt: IMG_7911

So I had a play around and came up with this:
Fancy Fox quilt back 
I just had enough of the backing fabric to border the block but it took a bit of maths and piecing to do it, this is a close up of the fabric:IMG_7567Leah then made a request for woodgrain quilting! So I had a bit of a practice and decided that I could probably manage it. It turned out ok; by the end of the quilt I’d got a bit more of a handle of the FMQ and weight of the quilt. Fancy Fox quiltWe took it on holiday partly because Leah is delighted with it and wanted to take it but also so we could take some photo’s.  We went to Coed Y Brenin and had a glorious day walking in the forest and playing in one of the best children’s playgrounds I’ve ever seen. Just below the playground was a tree with the perfect branch for draping a quilt on: Fancy Fox quiltBut of course it’s impossible to do it and see the whole quilt so I found a handy tree stump to stand on: Fancy Fox quiltLeah chose the fabrics and the layout for this and in this photo I can see how her design works, bright at the top and paler at the bottom – clever girl! I think this is my favourite fox, the Kaffe Fasset fox with glasses: Fancy Fox quiltI bound the quilt with fabrics left over from the quilt top; it’s scrappy and rainbow coloured:Fancy Fox quilt

One happy customer and a tick off my 3rd quarter FAL list.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern – The fox from Elizabeth Hartmans Fancy Forest
Fabrics: a variety from stash and background of Kona medium grey
Backing – Juicy words on red from Makowers
Binding – Scrappy leftovers from the foxes on the front
Wadding – Super-Soft 80/20 by Sew Simple
Quilting – machine quilted by me
Finished size – 60″ x “78
Made for – Leah


2016 FAL


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