Fancy Foxes

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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