Friday, September 16, 2016

Foxes, Fishes, Turtles and Boxes!! Oh, My!

This has been a really fun week! I finished two quilts for my "foxy" baby gifts. The first one was made with a Mama and Me charm pack. I added a fox applique on front. I could not find an applique that I really loved but did find a picture so my very talented daughter-in-law drew one for me! Isn't he adorable? For the backing I ran across an out of print fabric called Nordic Fox. It was a perfect match for the charms! I added a black binding that had red, gray, blue and white dots! Fun, fun, fun!

Mama and Me Charms

My grandson Teddy was my quilt holder this week. See the cute Nordic Foxes?

I was having so much fun with the little charm quilts that I found some green and white dotted charms that I have had forever! Sewed them together and added a fish to the front. I used some of my favorite (and now almost depleted navy and green fabric) for the back and decided to add another applique...this time a turtle! I got my idea for adding the appliques from Aunt Polly's Porch. You have to check out her wonderful quilts for her grandson along with the "grand room" she has designed for him! And be sure to watch out for Yogi! He is adorable.

The "bubbly " front with the cute little fish!

My favorite navy and lime backing with the happy turtle.
I found the aquatic appliques on Craftsy in Pamalama Jo's Designs. Aren't they cute?

Here are close-ups of the three appliques:

Mr. Fox

Mr. Fish

Mr. Turtle

Were you lucky enough to get a free Craftsy class from Joann's? I was and I chose Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers by Annie Unrein. It is a fabulous class and I can't wait until I can make the Catch-All Caddy! Here is the small organizer box that I made. I made it for my granddaughter, Maddie  in her favorite colors of purple and green.

To end this post, I have one more beautiful rose that Maddie picked for me. This might be the last one of the season so I looked at it whenever I could.


  1. Thank you ever so much for the shout out!!! Your quilts are just too cute!! Aren't they fun and quick to make?? You go, girl! Yogi says hello!!

  2. These quilts are too cute, those appliques are over the top adorable, and your quilt holder is precious!

  3. Really cute quilts and even more adorable appliques and quilt holder. I am making my way through some children's quilts myself. I may add appliques to one of two of them after seeing yours.

  4. Lovely quilts. You have inspired me to use my 5 inch squares.

  5. I love the Fox applique. The way his tufts of fur look around his face and chest are so cute.

  6. Those are so cute. You have a very talented DIL.

  7. Visiting from Sew Fresh Quilts linky, very cute quilts!

  8. That fox is just too darned cute!! Good job on all the quilts!

  9. Your appliques are wonderful. Love, love, love the fox your DIL drew. Wonderful quilts. Love the little smile on his precious face. He looks soooo happy to help you. ;^)

  10. What a great idea for the appliques! That really dresses up a quilt, doesn't it? I will have to do that somewhere. Your helper is so sweet, and so is that final rose. I have one miniature opening on my table now, and then I think that's probably it here, too. Maddie is a lucky girl!

  11. I love those appliques -- they're fantastic!