Saturday, January 4, 2014

Mr. Fox

I was lucky to be able to take part in the Flickr Doll Quilt Swap round 14. I had so much fun being snoopy and trying to figure out what my partner would like. I was inspired and decided to with a design that was a little more fun than serious.

I was inspired by Pile O’Fabrics cross stitch block tutorial. This little block could be turned into so many cute designs. I had a vision of a little fox made with all different orange fabrics. I had one problem though there was no way I had 39 different orange prints. Luckily some lovely ladies (locally and not so locally) donated some of their orange scraps to my vision which helped me to create the most handsome Mr.Fox ever! Okay maybe I am bias. He also has 10 different low volume prints and 4 text prints mixed in with those 39 prints, that is a lot of fabric for a little quilt.

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You might notice that my blocks are a little smaller than the tutorial. I used 1.5” squares and 4ish” by 1.5” strip. The linen was about 1.75 (I left it the original size in the tutorial). I squared them off to 2 3/8” so sewn they are approx 1.75”. This quilt ended up being 20” by 19.5”  for some reason it isn’t quite square. Oh well.

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I decided to hand quilt because I didn’t want the quilting to take away from the design. I used an Aurifil orange variegated thread in 28wt. 

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I even made my very first ever label. Sure it was just with a Sharpie and Heat n Bond but I am proud of myself, lol.

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This quilt will be heading to its new home in a little bit. I have loved making it. I hope he makes you smile :) Everything came together so nicely and I really really hope my partner loves him!

Linking to Needle and Thread Thursday and Finish it up Friday

32 comments:

  1. the cutest little mini-quilt, ever!!

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  2. OH MY WORD!!! He IS the most handsome Mr. Fox ever - undeniably awesome. What a great vision you had. I just love when a vision becomes a great make.

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  3. He is seriously adorable! My daughters would be singing "what does the fox say" constantly if he showed up here!! lol

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  4. It turned out so cute! Great pattern and use of fabric!

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  5. This is fabulous. Enjoyed watching it come together on Instagram. :)

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  6. It's perfect! You are so clever. And so generous for actually sending it away :)

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  7. I <3 you.

    Definitely making you a little cross stitch quilt for you wall :D

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  8. I have loved seeing Mr. Fox come along on IG as well. I adore him!!! I am also certain your partner will LOVE it!!

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  9. That is just the cutest thing ever!

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  10. My two fav things combined, cross stitch and quilting ... I have to try this! Your fox turned out fantastic :)

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  11. just adorable! I love to see such creative and original work, thanks for sharing!

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  12. What a cute idea! Love how it turned out!

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  13. Q---T fox!!! Marvelous work!

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  14. Holy cow, this is fabulously cute. I gotta make one. So clever and sweet. I love it.

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  15. Nice job, Samantha! You've got one lucky partner!

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  16. wow! he is so cool! I love those blocks. I don't think I've ever seen any like them!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  17. Absolutely sew-weet! I adore your little fox, Samantha. I just finished a fox quilt, too. And I can't get enough of them. Thanks so much for sharing this! Would you be so kind as to share this at my linky party?
    http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/2014/01/lets-bee-social_7936.html

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  18. aDORable!!! I love it! Beautiful work!

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  19. That quilt is so cute! Very creative.

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  20. It is stunning - my fingers are crossed that it gets mailed to me!!!

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  21. Oh, such a lovely project! Love your choice for the quilting. I'm a huge fan of hand-quilting quilts and letting the piecing shine. Best, Kate

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  22. This is such a great quilt, you are so creative! I found your blog through Pile Of Fabric, and I am so happy I did. I can't believe you live in BC, I just moved here from Michigan last winter and I am still trying to find some great fabric stores. Where do you typically buy your fabric?

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  23. I just love him so much! My son and his wife have a woodland animal theme for their baby due in April this year, and specifically they love foxes! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration! He's just WONDERFUL! :)

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  24. Hi!!!! I love this and so would my grandson!!!! He loves what does a fox say!!!! He is such an adorable little fox!!!!! Did you make a tutorial? Or was you sharing the inpiration? I imagine a lot of us would love to make one!!!!

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  25. I LOVE this!! Its amazing!! Great job!

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  26. This is brilliant! It's a great design and I love every detail.

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  27. I love it; it's amazing! My [fox-crazed] sister saw it, and I had to make her one, too. I didn't use "x" blocks, though - just 1.25" squares. :)

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  28. I made a Mr Fox Easter quilt for my nephew. Thank you for sharing your very cool idea!

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