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Fancy Foxes

February 26, 2017

I did some concentrated sewing here the last couple of days.  The hubby says I work better under pressure. I have baby showers the next two Saturdays (don't think either recipient reads my blog). The goal for the weekend was to make two baby boy quilts.  I have enjoyed making Elizabeth Hartman's little animals so I settled on the foxes and some borders.  The foxes are really easy to make. I used some of my leftovers Grunge fabric from Emerald City (a quilt you haven't seen yet; it will be in Quilty magazine in the May/June 2017 issue), and some of the Carrie Bloomston Newsprint fabric, which I adore.

 

 The foxes go together really fast.  

 I just played it by ear on the borders with the fabric I had available. Finished both of them this morning after a few hours work on them last night.

 I quilted one with the Sticky Buns pantograph. Have yet to do the other.  Think I'll do a different quilting pattern on it.

Didn't quite have enough Newsprint for the full backing on both.  I don't mind a pieced backing.  In fact I rather like pieced backings.

 

 Of course, the stripe binding really sets it off, don't you think?   This is a modern, fun, and quick baby quilt.

 

UPDATE:  Finished the quilting on the second Fancy Fox baby quilt. 

  I used the Ebb and Flow pantograph.

 Very happy with both these little baby quilts.  There are only some slight differences between the two.  The second one has a 6" border around the foxes, rather than the 4" used on the first.  It also has a narrow 1/2" border between the colors and the last teal border is slightly smaller than the teal on the first quilt.

 

 

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