Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Fox

I saw this great quilt a little while ago and thought I would give it a go. Helpfully Samantha linked her Mr Fox to an x-block tutorial at Pile o Fabric.

Here is where I am at so far -


I don't like his nose in the chevron - it's too harsh. I will re-do that one. This is my first time using Essex Linen. It's certainly not as loose a weave as 100% linen which is a good think when sewing on the bias.

I did think nephew Lucas might like this on. He demonstrates how to sniff the air like a fox and occasionally refers to Swiper the fox. I say, "I don't know who Swiper is." "He's on tv," I get told. And there is a fox in The Little Gingerbread Man record/book we listen to.

I think the fox will measure about 34" square before I add a natural 4" border.

19 comments:

  1. Oh I love this! Such a clever take on the fox thing - cant wait to see it all done!

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  2. Oh that is cute! My favourite toy as a child was Basil Brush. An oldie but a goodie :-)

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  3. Can't wait to see this finished! Lisa xx

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  4. Haha, just seen the fox! Was a bit confused as to how crosses were making a fo, but I see it now :)

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  5. I saw this one done. Good for you making this. I love it, but couldn't see myself making all those X blocks. Yours is looking good!

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  6. Very cute! I'm working on some scrappy x-stitch blocks - hope they look as good together as yours!

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  7. That is adorable. Think of all the other cute animals you could make to go with it.

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  8. Orange is my favorite! So pretty!!

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  9. That's awesome Karen! Princess is a fan of Swiper too (not my personal favourite) but then she loves all things Dora related :-)

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  10. Very cool. I don't think I would attempt that block. Diagonals and me just don't work well

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  11. Oh it has been a long time since I last heard of Swiper the Fox. Looking good though.

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