Friday, 17 February 2012

Lil Fox bag

So this poor little foxy has been sitting around my sewing room for umm a few months now. Just all by his lonesome as a jagged edge square of paper piecing. Sad right?

I kept looking at him and feeling bad that he had not eventuated beyond a little square. With finishing the quilt that I had made this guy to match (wow awful sentence construction, can't brain today), I thought it was time to reassess this little square.

Here's a refresher on the quilt:
 Hard to see the little foxes on there but they are there, trust me. I was debating between a little bag to hold the quilt, or a cushion to match. I'm no good at decisions so I just started cutting fabric and hoped for the best. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does that.

Fortunately foxy and his matching fabric made it clear that a bag was in order. Thank goodness I listen to my fabric (the voices in my head - actually fabric! Who knew?!). It was an effortless project and came together beautifully.

This was one of those projects where I had just enough of each fabric to make the right sized bag. Those projects make me happy as maths has never been my forte. Maybe that's why i like paper piecing - no maths involved, just chunks of fabric and sew sew sew (okay complete disclosure: occasionally it's more sew, unpick, sew, swear, unpick, sew).

I backed it with some more of that cute woodland creatures fabric. Now you can see the little foxes I've been rabbiting on about.  Hmm, is it wrong to include "rabbit" and "fox" in the same sentence?

Ridiculously cute, right?
And here it is with the quilt tucked in:
Loving it. This little bundle has now been delivered to my lovely friend to auction off, sell, raffle, whatever she can do with it to raise money for her little guy's upcoming bone marrow transplant. I hope it helps.

I forgot to add to this post - this fox pattern is designed by Sonja of Artisania. She has some gorgeous paper pieced patterns and a great tutorial on paper piecing on her site. 

Linking up to TGIFF - it's over at Marsha's Spot this week. Pop over and have a look!


  1. OH !!! how cute is your fox. I hope you friend raises heaps of money from your lovely quilt

  2. The bag is lovely, the fox looks very happy in his new home! Should definitely be a great fund-raiser too. Well done you.

  3. Your bag is perfect. Lucky fox - he looks very pleased with it!

  4. Okay, that is some serious cuteness! I love that fox! Great job, Kristy! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!


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