I have been having so much fun with this Fancy Fox Quilt! Piecing the faces seemed like it would be really tedious before I began, but I actually love it. They go together so easily via the pattern instructions making assembly line style sewing so productive. Seeing the little finished faces makes me so happy!
Here’s a link to the pattern >> Fancy Fox Quilt Pattern
And absolutely necessary tools for making this quilt:
Omnigrip Non-Slip Quilter’s Ruler
These three tools will make cutting out all of your shapes SO much easier. The more exact your cutting is, the better each fox face will look when finished!
I cut all of the face pieces out before I start sewing. Then I can easily sew lots of units at a time without having to stop to cut more after each seam. I’ll sew as many eye units as I can, then iron. Then sew as many ear units as I can, then iron. Then sew as many forehead pieces as I can, then iron. And so on and so on. Having so many finished fox faces come to life at the same time is so rewarding. Especially when any amount of sewing time is as few and far between as mine these days!
I’ve got a giant roll of binding ready to go. My hope is to make this quilt really huge, and maaaaaybe get it professionally quilted. But we’ll see. I know longarm services can get quite expensive!
The gorgeous pile of fabric in this photo comes courtesy of Fabric Bubb – one of my all time favorite fabric sources. Their selection is superb and shipping is super fast!
I whipped up a scrappy fox for a pillow cover with some of my tinier scraps. Isn’t he just amazing?! I can’t get enough. There may need to be more scrappy fancy fox faces in my future.
I couldn’t resist ^ that home dec fabric either. It’s pretty bold, even for my taste but it somehow seemed to fit perfectly with the scrappy fox on the front.
Now if only I could make some more progress. Is it weird that I wake up in the morning, already hoping all three girls nap so I can get some sewing time squeezed in? No? Just me? haha. Oh well. Someday it WILL be finished.
Until then… you can always follow my progress on instagram @sweetersidemom.
Have a happy Friday!
I found your scrappy fox through pinterest. Absolutely beautiful!! I bought Fancy Fox pattern recently and can’t wait to start.
I completed all the fancy fox blocks but when I sewed a column the ears aren’t pointed.
My blocks look just like yours before I assembled them. Do you have any suggestions. I appreciate any you have.
Jill it sounds like something happened to the seam allowance on the bottom and top edges of your fox blocks! If there isn’t enough there, it will cut into the sharp points of the ears.
Meghann Olshefski says
Gorgeous! What solid fabrics did you use for the muzzles and the background fabric if you don’t mind me asking.
Kona snow and kona bone I think! Kona natural is really pretty too for a background fabric.
Dawna Engelhardt says
I’m working this pattern now and I can’t seem to get that nose to work out. Any suggestions?
Linda Fielder says
Hi, trusting your quilt has come along well. I was wondering if you think it could be made using a Layer Cake? Thanks.
I honestly don’t know.. might work for the orange parts at least!