What an eventful day we had, on the daughter’s birthday! When I headed to the sewing room to make a label for her quilt, I discovered we had a leak, and the basement carpet was SOAKED…and it had to be dealt with ASAP. So we did what we could, and this is the label I went with!
For the most part, I’m pretty happy with how this quilt turned out. I started it just over a year ago, thinking I’d have to make 80 blocks. So I made 80 blocks.
After doing some figuring, I decided since the daughter isn’t tall, she doesn’t need such a large quilt. She’s got three that fit her bed already, so another lap/throw quilt became the plan.
She was pretty happy with it too. Remember the fox pillow she made last year? There it is up on the right!
I don’t believe there are any duplicate prints on the front (for the faces). I used Kona cottons in lots of colors for the backgrounds.
I love some of the fabrics, and I especially get a kick out of this fox face.
I used scraps of binding this time, some matching the foxes, some not so much. Here is something that just happened and I couldn’t have planned it better!
I used a textured cotton for the back. It was about 50″ wide, but since the quilt was 54″ wide, it’d have to be seamed. I figured I’d use some leftover blocks (because remember I made 80 and only used 64, I think) since I’d have a seam anyway.
So, in my infinite wisdom, I added a light strip at the top and bottom of the fox strip for the back, because it needed to be longer than the top, because that’s just how it works! But, did I pay any attention at all to where the top fox on the back would line up with the quilt top?
NOOOOOOO, OF COURSE I DIDN’T!
So one of my cute foxes on the back is missing part of his nose. (Sniff)
Talk about your “duh” moments. I was just trying to get the thing done in time for her birthday, without her poking her nose into the sewing room.
That mission was accomplished.
Here is a better picture of the backing fabric; texture, imperfect quilting and all!
The girl is happy with her quilt, and I’m happy for that.
The MIL has gone home and the sewing room is back to normal. I’ve got several projects going, but no real time limits, so I am a happy camper.