Baby Fox Made With Love
Our good friends are expecting their third baby in less than a week. He has been referred to as Baby Fox all along, so we thought a fox wall hanging might be nice. We found the pattern called Fancy Foxes II on one of our road trips. As soon as we saw the pattern we just knew we HAD to make it. ~smile~
The wall hanging top went together really quickly. Just a few seams, a few half square triangles and that’s it. I just had to save the other half of the HST because I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away. I’ll probably never use them . . . but I had to save them. Borders were added, and it was ready to be layered.
I decided to do a simple straight line stitch. Three lines are .5 inch apart, then repeated with an inch break:
Quilting Baby Fox:
I used my usual masking-tape-trick to get the first line straight and going from corner to corner in the center block. I stitched on the right side of the tape. The quilting went really quickly with a walking foot, and black thread was used. The quilting doesn’t seem to be that noticeable with his black eyes and nose.
On the back we used a natural muslin fabric. It was then time to make the hangers, and sew them down with the binding. Sue hand sewed the binding to the back and then it was finished.
I could very easily see a whole baby quilt of these little foxes. As mentioned earlier, the blocks go together really quickly – this took a couple of hours at most. I think it would be great to have the foxes in multiple colors. What do you think? Have you made this block into a quilt already?