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:

DeborahGun said...
January 4, 2014 at 11:04 PM

the cutest little mini-quilt, ever!!

Lisa said...
January 4, 2014 at 11:56 PM

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.

Karen P. said...
January 5, 2014 at 5:12 AM

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

Renee said...
January 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

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

Karin Jordan said...
January 5, 2014 at 5:27 PM

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

Barb said...
January 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

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

Little Creatable said...
January 6, 2014 at 1:31 AM

I <3 you.

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

RobotMomSews said...
January 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM

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

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...
January 6, 2014 at 2:13 PM

That is just the cutest thing ever!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...
January 6, 2014 at 11:35 PM

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

Kelly Cole said...
January 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM

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

SeeMaryQuilt said...
January 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

What a cute idea! Love how it turned out!

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...
January 9, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Great idea! Love your mini fox quilt!

Sara said...
January 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Q---T fox!!! Marvelous work!

Michal Woodruff said...
January 10, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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

Nicole said...
January 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

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

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...
January 10, 2014 at 8:21 PM

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

Lorna McMahon said...
January 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

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

Margaret said...
January 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM

aDORable!!! I love it! Beautiful work!

Kris said...
January 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

That quilt is so cute! Very creative.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...
January 14, 2014 at 11:05 AM

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

QuarterMileQuilts said...
January 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM

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

Bethany M said...
January 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

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?

Lynne Tilley said...
January 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM

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! :)

carla said...
January 14, 2014 at 3:12 PM

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!!!!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...
January 15, 2014 at 4:27 PM

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

monique's mess said...
January 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

a new twist on cross stitch

Nesta Sangermano said...
January 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

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

giddy99 said...
February 1, 2014 at 12:50 PM

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. :)

Karyn said...
April 18, 2014 at 12:13 PM

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

nerospost said...
October 22, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Super beautiful and fun!

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