Remember I asked for some advice as to whether the foxes on the fabric I was using for the baby quilt really had to be upright which meant messing with the layout of the the design? Well, those pesky foxes have been tamed, turned on their heads, or sides and sometimes even on their feet and have become a quilt for my great niece who is due to make an appearance in June.
As you can see, I saw the sense in putting a narrow, plainer border between the centre design and the busy border.
I also used the same fabric for the back around the centre panel I’d already made from the leftovers of the foxy range fabric. I was quite brave as, although it looks plain white, it does have tiny spots on it. Brave because I usually try to hide my quilting – be it by hand (rare) or machine – as much as possible and the plainer the fabric the more obvious any mistakes.
I stitched in the ditch and round the borders because I felt it went well with the geometric design and, I cannot tell a lie, because it’s easier.
Here you can just about make out those little spots – even more easily if you double click on it.
I had to put the parasol up in order to get these outdoor sofa photos otherwise there were shadows, bleached bits and all sorts. This time last year it was almost constantly raining so I’m not complaining.
If you zoom in you can see that those orange and ‘grey’ triangles are not solid colours but orange with white dashes and white with black dashes.
I definitely think the foxes are fine dancing around the quilt and not forced to be upright. The only thing I’d change would be the colour of the binding as I would have liked to do it in the same orange as the triangles but they are a sort of burnt orange colour and I didn’t have anything in my stash that fit the bill, whereas the white with black flowers was to hand and I am trying to use fabric I already have as much as I possibly can.
I had to miss out the top row in this last photo but it looked lovely draped over the garden gate and the light was just right in this corner of the garden.
I won’t be sending the quilt until the baby is born because I want to put her name and date of birth on the quilt label but, never fear, I have displayed it in the sure and certain knowledge that my niece never has and never will look at my blog.
If you’re at all interested, the pattern I used was a free one I found here.