Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Toby's Foxes [A Finish]
This is the last of the finishes I've been saving up and waiting to share with you. It's a baby quilt I made for a friend's little boy, Toby, and although it's really a "welcome to the world" present, the delay in getting it finished, meant that I only gave it to the family this weekend, when he was christened (and Mum and Dad got married!).
The pattern is the fox block from Elizabeth Hartman's Fancy Forest quilt - I told you I was getting my money's worth out of this quilt. I picked a fun rainbow of colours and a navy background that I already had in my stash.
The backing had to be foxy too, though I ended up buying two foxy backings, so now I need to make another one!
Quilting this was a challenge. I'd always planned to do a cross hatch but what colour thread: navy would blend well on the background but be stark on the fix faces, grey would show everywhere, but not be as stark on the foxes... in the end I picked a mid grey and it's not perfect, but I don't think there was a perfect option...
The finished quilt is 42" x 52".
This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here.