Forgive my tardiness…

This week I am sharing a quilt that I finished up a while ago but I completely forgot to share…. though the photos are not brilliant as they were taken quickly before I gifted the quilt.

finished fox quilt

This quilt is one of the rare quilts I have made for and given to a friend… a friend who has an affinity with foxes needless to say….

I actually started making this quilt a few years ago, well before I taught classes on making Elizabeth Hartman’s Fancy Forest.  I learnt so much teaching and I wish I had known how to make her patterns before I started this….

fox quilt detail 2

Some of things I learnt the hard way is to make sure you are cutting accurately (there is no wiggle room in her patterns)…sew with a scant quarter inch to give yourself  some leeway …. and make sure you trim the subsections to the correct size before you sew the block together.

fox quilt detail

As this quilt was a gift I sent it out to be quilted and loved the wood grain that was used to finish it up.    I also learnt with this quilt it is worth taking the time to take decent photos… and I now try very hard to get good photos before I send the quilt out into the world.    Mr Wombat did not even get a chance to stick out his pinkies…we were in that much of a hurry.

But my friend shared a great photo on Instagram which shows the quilt in the wild…

katies cat

Quilt Details:

Pattern:   Fancy Fox by Elizabeth Hartman
Fabric:  Various orange/red scraps.
Kona White and Windsor for faces and Cross Hatch in blue grey.
Size:  60 x 72 inches

17 thoughts on “Forgive my tardiness…

  1. I love this quilt! That fox is so fun and easy to make. The owl – not so much. Love the bunny, as well. The hedgehog – well, I’m just not a hedgehog person. Thanks for sharing! You have inspired me to make a just foxes quilt!

  2. Very nice! I have made one hedgehog pillow for my daughter. I can hardly imagine the time it must have taken to make all these fox. Your friend is a lucky gal!

  3. How clever of your friend to find a colour-coordinated cat for her Instagram photo! 🙂
    No pinkies? You must have been in a hurry,
    I love this quilt and am impressed by your orange and red scrap collection.

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