Friday, 24 February 2012

A Fun Foxy Friday Finish

I love charm packs. I can't resist them! I love seeing all the fabrics in a line and getting to play with them without having to spend a fortune. I was about to say I have used up all the charm packs I currently have with this recent finish... then I remembered I do have a Wrenly pack by Valori Wells tucked away still. Oops!

So here is what my most recent charm pack turned into. My Fun Foxy Friday Finish (love me some alliteration).The fabric is Fox Trails by Riley Blake. Great fabric for a little boy!

I know - not very imaginative with the piecing. Apparently I was feeling rather uninspired when I made this quilt top.

I did try to jazz it up a bit with the zig zag quilting.

I'm actually really loving that quilting. I think it just adds that little bit extra to the quilt. I haven't done it before - it means a lot of pushing and pulling your quilt through the machine but I think it's worth it. And really, it's fairly quick too.

Look at the cute little fox and raccoon! It really is cute fabric!
This was one of those quilts where I just had enough of everything to make it work. I had just enough left of two leafy fabrics to use for the backing - different colours but I think they work.

The colours fit in beautifully with the fabric on the front, see? These colours are more accurate too.

I decided to try to stick with doing 'real' binding though I have to admit to a moment of weakness when I thought of how quick it would be to pillowcase it. But I found some brown fabric - perfect amount - perfect colour and decided it was a sign!

Machine bound of course. I'm actually really pleased I went with the binding - it really pulls the quilt together.I'm getting better at making it fairly even and less like a drunken sailor had a muck about on my machine. Although my cursing when I caught my hand on a pin (more than once!!!) could possibly have rivalled a drunken sailor's.

Oh I should add - I used fusible batting for this quilt. This is the second time I've used it and i think I actually got the hang of it this time. I only needed minimal pinning to hold things in place (particularly around the edges) even while I was quilting and we all know what a mangled mess the quilt looks like in the process of being quilted. No? Just me. Anyways. Final word on this. Fusible batting = Awesome. This stuff is made for lazy quilters like me.

I'm pretty pleased I finished this one off! I've had both the top and backing all pieced and sitting in the cupboard for far too long. Yay for a fun finish for the week :)

Linking up with TGIFF at Quilter in the Gap - pop over and see what everyone else has gotten up to this week! 


  1. Great quilt, love the zig-zag quilting and the binding is the icing on the cake! Have never tried fusible batting in a quilt, but have used it in bags so will definitely have to give it a go!

  2. Awesome quilt. Love all the colours. Great use for a charm pack. Feeling very inspired by this quilt =D

  3. This is lovely! I agree the zig zag and binding are great with these charms :)

  4. Oh, I love your quilt! Definitely a fun Friday finish! Congrats, Kristy. Glad to hear you liked fusible batting -- I've never used it before, but I think I might try it now. Thanks!

  5. This is a great finish - I can't resist a pretty coin quilt!

  6. I think it's a really cute boy quilt! I love the little foxy :) I like the quilting, it really does add a lot to it. I wanted to let you know that I awarded you the Liebster Award on my blog. I hope your having a fantastic day!

  7. Aww.. it's adorable! Great job on the quilting and binding!


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