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!|
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 :)
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