Monday, October 27, 2014

Fancy Fox Quilt

I finally finished the fox quilt that I started a few months ago. I made this quilt for my grandson's birthday (in November) because he loves foxes. I used whatever fabrics that I had that looked like it would work for the fox faces and whatever gray fabrics I had for the backgrounds. I realized I don't have much in the way of gray fabric. I like gray, but maybe I just don't see that color often in fabric. I used a sage green flannel for the back of the quilt so that it is soft for cuddling. This is a lap quilt. It's an Elizabeth Hartman pattern, but I changed the setting and didn't use floral fabrics like Elizabeth did. I really am pleased with how it turned out too. My grandson has already seen the quilt and he even helped me to press the binding last week. He likes the quilt of course.


I made 25 blocks, rather than the 42 the pattern called for because I set my quilt differently than the pattern instructions.

I used some snow dyed fabrics on some of the blocks that I had won in a giveaway last year from Vicki Welsh. Those fabrics made perfect fox fur.
Soft flannel for the back.
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31 comments:

  1. I love the fox quilt. I am sure your grandson does too. Great fabric choices too. I don't have any gray fabric in my stash of fabric either, don't know why.

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  2. Your fox quilt turned out so great. I remember that when I showed my fox quilt on my blog, you told me in your comments, that you were sewing one for your grandson. I really love your quilt and the foxes are so look a like.

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  3. Your quilt turned out great. It's perfect for a young boy. And how great to use all your on hand fabrics. A wonderful stash busting project.

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  4. Great quilt! The fact that your grandson helped will make it even more special for him. Pretty Foxy!!

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  5. Wow - that is a perfect quilt for a boy Daryl!!! Great job picking fabrics that help lift it up above the typical browns and blacks :) I love the way you set the blocks too.

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  6. WOW! I bet he is going to love this beautiful quilt and so perfect for a boy:) I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  7. Fabulous Fancy Fox Quilt and the flannel backing will keep your grandson very comfortable and cozy. Creative Foxy Bliss...

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  8. I adore this quilt, it is so much fun to look at and its really well done of course. I hope to make this one day, as usual you inspire me.
    tara

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  9. What a great pattern. Perfect for little guys! This is really a cool quilt.

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  10. I love it and I'm so glad that the hand dyed fabrics came in handy!

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  11. What a great quilt for a boy! I am sure it will be well loved. The fox faces are adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog and mentioning your foxes so I could take a peek!

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  12. Beautiful! The greys and greens complement beautifully the fox heads and make me think of a forest. A very comforting looking quilt to me. :-)

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  13. That's really lovely! What little boy wouldn't love it!

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  14. This is a wonderful quilt for your grand son! It is perfect for a boy; it would seem there are fewer masculine quilt patterns out there.
    By the way, I have planned to try snow dying for YEARS. I hope I get some snow and some time this year and I'm going to do it!

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  15. Those foxes are adorable, Daryl! Perfect for a little boy. Lovely work!

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  16. Hi!!!! Another Wow!!!! Adorable for your little grand son!!!!! I love the different setting and the quilting is so fun!!!!! You have been very busy!!!! Thanks for all the fun!!!!!

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  17. That is wonderful. I really like the fiery red fox.

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    1. Thank you. You re a no-reply, so I couldn't respond to you directly as I don't have your email. In fact most no-reply comments end up in my SPAM box. I look frequently in my Spam box, but most people may not. If you have Google+ then you need to set your email and check it often because it goes back to no-reply and you wouldn't know it unless you check every few weeks. In case you wonder why you never get a reply from your comments it's because you are a no-reply. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Love your version of the fox quilt,and all the green prints in it too!

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  19. Such a great quilt!! from Lily's quilts link

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    1. Thank you Melody. You are a no-reply so I couldn't email you directly. In fact, most no-reply comments go straight to my SPAM box. If you ever wondered why you never get responses to your comments it's because you are no-reply. If you have Google+ you need to change your setting and check it often as it will change back to no-reply every so often too. Thank you for visiting and I appreciate your comment very much.

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  20. Your foxes turned out quite well. I like your color choices, very foxy. As to changing the setting--patterns are like recipes, meant for adaptation, IMO.

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    1. Thank you Knitnkwilt. You are a no-reply so I couldn't email you directly. In fact, most no-reply comments go straight to my SPAM box. If you ever wondered why you never get responses to your comments it's because you are no-reply. If you have Google+ you need to change your setting and check it often as it will change back to no-reply every so often too. Thank you for visiting and I appreciate your comment very much.

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  21. How lovely the fox quilt is! I love the fabric choice for it.

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  22. I love how the foxes are offset, Daryl. No wonder your Grandson loves his new quilt.

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  23. Those are fancy foxes for sure! I Haven't seen these in Batiks before and I really like the affect. Love all of them Thanks for sharing at Val's Studio.

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  24. I really like your fabric choices for these foxes. They look so realistic! Thanks for re-posting this.

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  25. I love it! The colors are just beautiful.

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  26. I missed this one!! SO glad you rejuvinated it under Tuesday Archives this week! ANd hey...congrats on your highlight last week. SO FUN and always well earned.

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  27. Daryl - your fancy fox setting is amazing! I made fancy fox blocks to make a quilt for my grandson. Well, we have just found out he is getting a baby brother -- now I want to make 2 quilts. A twin and a crib. Setting my blocks as you have gives me enough!! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Gail! So glad you like my setting and that you are going to set yours the same way. I would love to see your finished quilts. I just found your comment went into my Spam box, so you must be a no-reply. Hope you return here to read this. You can email me or contact me through my contact form on my blog. Happy fox quilting Grandma! LOL!!

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