Monday, 18 September 2017

Fox cushion [A Finish]

Good friends of our got married this weekend. Holly, the bride, likes foxes (i.e. "For Fox Sake!") so when I saw the Sleepy Fox pattern by @3rdstoryworkshop I knew it was perfect.


The fox is foundation pieced and went together very easily, though the Art Gallery fabrics I used were very unforgiving. I use freezer paper to foundation piece and I've never had a problem before, but this time, I struggled to get the fabric to feed evenly though the machine. There are a couple of places where I'm not totally happy, but once washed you won't ever know.

I quilted it up with some matchstick quilting in the background on the diagonal. This inevitably led to quite a bit of distortion, however, the finished cushion would have been larger had I not been an idiot when trimming....

I added the eyes with a small amount of hand embroidery and a cushion back using the same tutorial I turn to every time by Adrianne @adrianneonthewindyside. It is foolproof and magical and gives such a neat finish.

This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here.


4 comments:

pennydog said...

Cuuuute!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's fantastic! *waves pompoms* *rubs arms and winces*

Cut&Alter said...

This is gorgeous!! I may just have to go and bookmark that pattern!!

Nicky said...

Super foxy cute despite the problems! On behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts, thank you for taking part in this quarter's Finish Along