Yeah! My Fancy Fox quilt is all done, wahoo! See my fox theme with the pattern I put out yesterday, and my knit version that came out earlier this year? After working on those two, I knew it was time to give this fox project a go as well.
This was a big project for me with a lot of mishaps. But I love it. And more importantly P, the recipient of the Fancy Fox quilt, really, really loves it. Ready for lots of photos? Let's go!
The pattern is Fancy Fox from Elizabeth Hartman. I did the twin size, which consisted on 80 foxes and came out right about 60" w x80" l. I used cotton batting, and quilted using orange cotton quilting thread. The only change I made is I like a thicker binding than the standard 1/4" binding, so I cute mine 4" wide and sewed it at 5/8".
There are even little foxes on the binding!
I did diagonal lines for quilting 3/4" apart, and I love how they perfectly lined up on some of the fox faces, like this one. Originally I was going to do 1" windowpanes, but am happy in the end that didn't work out because I think the diagonals are just the right amount of simple quilting that add to the overall texture, but don't distract from the showcase foxes.
And one happy, silly, Fancy Fox quilt owner.
Fun, fun, fun you guys. Make this quilt, it was really a pleasure. Even with all my mishaps.
Let me know if you have any questions about my quilt in the comments below.