Geez-oh-man it’s been such a long time since I started this Fancy Fox Quilt! My second of only two big quilts that I’ve follower a real pattern for (the first being my much loved log cabin cross quilt). I’m so glad I took my time on this one, doing everything the right way. Learning t spray baste for the first time ever (yay for new hardwood floors! I joke with my husband that I really only wanted hardwood in our new house for quilting purposes haha), making my own scrappy binding, sourcing absolutely perfect backing fabric that was wide enough for me NOT to have to piece it together. Although my favorite hexagon quilt has one of my favorite pieced backings of all time.
Fox Quilt – Worth The Wait!
After photographing this beauty I packed it up to wash. It’s only been done a few hours and already it’s all the girls want to snuggle under – summer heat be damned! Here are all the photos you could ever want mixed in with a bit of what I used and where it all came from incase you want to make your own.
The finished Fancy Fox Quilt: (pattern)
Fantastic extra wide width backing fabric is 108″ White Black Writing from Windham Fabrics
about 75% of the oranges I used for the fox faces came from Fabric Bubb. You know I love them! I didn’t want to repeat any prints so I also used all the orange prints I could find at JoAnn’s that I actually liked.
The girls have started to name the little foxes. Don’t they seem like they each have a personality? I’m going to embroider something in the bottom right corner where it’s empty. I’m just not sure what yet.
The binding might be my favorite part of this quilt. I hemmed and hawed about whether or not to go with my trusty black and white stripe binding but since I had already made this scrappy orange version I decided to just go for it and use that. I’m so glad I did! The stripes would have been too much with the cool black and white backing and I think all the colors play so nicely together.
Fox Quilt With Machine Binding
I might be the weird one but I really prefer to machine bind quilts that are for my own family. These blankets don’t just go on display in my house, they get used and washed and used and wash and I have little confidence in my hand binding skills holding up to that much abuse! I have much to learn about machine binding and perfecting that whole technique, but I was able to finish this quilt off in a reasonably nice way and I’m happy with the result.
That binding just makes me so happy!