Fancy Fox Leaves the Forest for the Quilt Show, a finished quilt

In summer 2016 the Vancouver MQG had a showcase of modern quilts. I was keen to go so I hopped on the ferry and went. I’ve been to a few of their meetings and the social media world is small so I kinda-sorta know some of their members.

While I was chatting with Janet (blog and IG) and Paula about the show I looked up and saw a fancy fox peeking out between the quilts. I snapped a pic and had an absolute blast recreating the picture as my own quilt.

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I made up a little story about this handsome fox:

Fancy Fox adjusted his glasses again. He was nervous about leaving the forest for the quilt show but today, today he was hoping to meet a fancy lady fox.

Here is the picture I took.

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Quilt from left to right:

back of Sink or Swim, Jade Prosser @stitchmischief

Harmony (top), Pinks (bottom), both Joan Elliot

Fancy Fox, Linda Morrison @lindyroselou

Aritzia, Arita Ray @arquilters

Modern Orange Improv, Dianne Semark @diannesmark

Conversation was with Paula B @trudysperson and Janet Archibald @whatnextjanet.

Fancy Fox pattern by Elizabeth Hartman

“Improv Under the Influence” technique by Krista Hennebury

Each of the little quilts had binding and was quilted like the original quilt; except for the aqua one on the left as I didn’t want to do such dense spirals so close to the edge. The entire quilt top was made from my scraps and the back came from stash.

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Quilt Stats:

Title: Fancy Fox Leaves the Forest for the Quilt Show

Lifetime quilt no.61

Started: November 11, 2016

Finished: November 30, 2016

Size: 40″ x 33″

Number of pieces: lots and lots

Quilting: varied free motion designs

**This quilt is also a #quiltconreject but I love it and it makes me laugh. If you love it too and want to keep it, it is for sale.

Sharing the love for this far and wide with: Crazy Mom Quilts, Busy Hands Quilts, She Can Quilt and Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.

Linking up too with the 2016 Q4 Finish Along! This quilt was on my proposed finishes list. 

Fancy Fox Leaves the Forest for the Quilt Show, a finished quilt

Day 448, or QuiltCon deadline -1

Oof, what a day!

Walk the girls to school.

Home for 40 minutes. Sewing more partial seams to get this top together.

Doctor appt. He’s 30 minutes late.

Go to new job to finish computer training modules.

Home for 30 minutes. One more seam, and a sandwich.

Drive to school, pick up W. for her specialist appt. This doctor, for all that I dislike his cranky office manager, is ALWAYS on time. Back to school to drop off W.

Home for 80 minutes of sewing, layering and basting. Was going to use non-matching random fabric from the stash but found THIS beauty instead:

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Decide I’m don’t actually love it as a back for this quilt and so I taped it to my floor. I started quilting at 2? ish? and I’ve just finished burying threads. Binding and pictures tomorrow. Life is good.

Edited to add: I did 2.5 loads of laundry today too. 

Day 448, or QuiltCon deadline -1

Day QuiltCon deadline -2

Started joining all my very disparate bits together today. Partial seams are dead easy, once you know what needs to go where. The layered effect I’m trying to achieve is making my brain hurt though.

I went through my Lifetime Quilts spreadsheet (No. 61 is in progress right now!) to see what I’ve made that might fit for QuiltCon submissions. I have four potentials which would cost 60$ US or 80$ CDN to submit. Or I cut one and that would only be 40$ CDN.

But if I don’t stop typing and get back to sewing this one won’t be done and the decision will be made for me.

Day QuiltCon deadline -2

Day 440

Redemption! Started making the improv bits that will go with Fancy Fox. Yay. Also sewed together many rows for Gridded. Yay. Decided to tidy up my fabric dumping spot. Not actually necessary to make my deadlines but things are much tidier and that makes me happy. Yay.

Tomorrow I have nothing planned except a sewing marathon. Quilt Con deadline is eight days, 23 hours.

 

Day 440