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.


5 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's lovely! *waves pompoms*

Ann Petersen said...

I love this quilt. I have the patterns and need to make my own. It is a really great quilt.

Heather said...

I love your quilt! The foxes are adorable!

Kathy S. said...

Beautiful. Love all the bright colors. Well done.

Sophie Zaugg said...

Lovely quilt and bright colours! Thanks for participating in 2017 FAL, visiting on behalf of the cheerleading team.