Boy it has been hard to keep this quilt a secret! I’ve been dying to show you photos along the way but now that Christmas is over and I’ve finally given it to my sis, I can show it off!
I made this Fancy Fox Quilt for my sis for Christmas and it’s definitely the most adventurous quilt I’ve ever done! I am so excited with how it turned out though.
If you’re not familiar with the pattern it’s the Fancy Fox Quilt Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. Elizabeth has such amazing patterns – these foxes, hedgies, whales, flowers – even a fabulous Sasquatch quilt! I made the twin size of the Fancy Fox quilt minus one horizontal row. It’s still plenty big!
I love that she provides a glasses template too – I had to put that on three of the foxes. Just enough so that it adds a little whimsy to the quilt!
For the fabrics I used a jelly roll of Moda’s 30’s Playtime favorites – it’s a great mix of lots of vintage inspired daisy prints. Which is my sis’s favorite flower so that was fun. I used one of the yellow and white prints for the binding and a green floral for the backing. I quilted it with a wood grain free motion, also a first for me.
I think I did the quilting too small, or condensed. It’s definitely not coming undone haha! I also think I did the binding backwards. This was the first time I’d hand sewn the binding and instead of sewing it to the front and hand sewing it down to the back, I did it the opposite way. So I’ll change that up for next time.
I also added a little label on the back, with a little of the fabric from the sashing and some embroidery!
I can’t wait to make more of Elizabeth’s patterns – I think now that I’ve pieced this one together I’ll have an easier time with the next one!