This fox quilt is probably one of my favorite quilts I have sewn up so far. The main reason, besides all the fox cuteness, is that I used a linen fabric for the background fabric and it made this quilt so cuddly! Miss E has requested a fox quilt for herself and I will most certainly use the linen fabric again (this one was for my newest nephew). It was hard to keep the linen fabric from moving all over the place when doing the quilting part but it was totally worth it.
I used the Fancy Fox Quilt Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman here. Isn’t it adorable? It’s a pretty simple sew as far as quilts go. Lots of cutting, but once that’s done it goes fast. This was the baby size but the pattern also includes sizing for a lap and a twin size quilt. The baby size is still a good size so you could just not use as many fox blocks and make a smaller one to be used for a car seat blanket if you wanted.
I used the Keepsake Calico Cotton Fabric – Mini Crosshatch Black/White fabric for the backing. The binding was a gingham that I had gotten from Walmart a long time ago. I used fabric from my stash for the fox faces. Some of those are even vintage fabrics. It’s fun mixing the old with the new. For the batting, I used a 100% cotton type because this quilt will live in an area that actually has some colder weather.
Has anyone else made this quilt yet? Share if you have a link. I would love to see your variation The next one of these I make will be super girlie with pinks, purples, and yellows per miss E’s request.