Thursday, September 8, 2016

THIS, THAT and the OTHER!

Thankfully I am over my summer cold that visited  last week. I really didn't get much sewing done because of my drippy nose and constant sneezing! I finally got things going by the weekend and I finished up my QAYG coin quilt! I am so glad that I made a second one with orange and gray..I really think it is striking and fun at the same time. I made a quilt label with a fox applique because I found out the mother-to-be is going to be using foxes in her decor of the nursery. I think he turned out really cute!(If you can't read the lettering it says: JAS IV...yep this baby is the fourth with these initials) I got my granddaughter to hold the quilt for me. Thank you Maddie!.

Here is the front. I used Connecting Threads Sketched Stone for the sashing and their Orangina in Pin Dots for the binding.

 The backing is Pretty Dots in Light Stone
On the back corner is my cute little appliqued fox!

Close up of JAS IV  2016 



I decided that the baby will need a stuffed fox or two and here is the first one I have made. I have a couple more planned...this will be a really "foxy" baby! It is a pattern from DIY Fluffies. They are not really easy because of their small size so I enlarged the pattern to 120% and I think I will try him at 110% next. One thing about the regular size is that it can be cut out of scraps of fabric but you do have to be patient while sewing him! ( I know it sounds weird but I am in love with his tail!)

Mr. Fox from the front

His profile. Isn't his tail cute!!!!

He told me that this was his best side! LOL!




My last project this week was finishing up the cloth napkins I started a couple of weeks ago. Remember when I made the cord covers and my daughter-in-law thought they were napkin holders? Well, they do work really well for that purpose also! I love lime and navy so that is what I made. My grandson decided they were all right because I made a boy's side and a girl's side. He thought the flowery side was too "girly" but the circles were just right!

For boys and girls!
 I am waiting for some fabric to arrive so I can start a couple more projects. I thought I wouldn't be buying much fabric because I don't live less than a mile from Joann's anymore but the internet makes ordering things way too easy!

And for a final happy thought! The house is under contract. It happened the third day it was on the market. So please cross your fingers that everything goes swimmingly( probably shouldn't have used that term since most everything was underwater last week because of Hermine!)  My house is fortunately in a good high location.


22 comments:

  1. Hi! I love your foxies! x Teje

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  2. The quilt and the fox are both lovely, I'm sure mother and baby will enjoy them!

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  3. The quilt is lovely. The fox is so adorable. Fingers crossed that everything is smooth sailing with the house selling.

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  4. high ground should be a good selling point!

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  5. cute fox - I love when they are stuffed that well

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  6. How wonderful to have the house under contract so quickly! I had to laugh about the foxy nursery - that is the theme my daughter chose for her first, due in a couple months! The quilt I'm making for her has deer as the focus fabric (she chose it) but I also have several pieces of foxy flannel to make up into receiving blankets. Woodland themed nurseries seem to be very popular today. Love that applique on the back of your quilt, and that little fox is absolutely adorable.

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  7. What a great idea for the quilt label and a cute stuffed fox to play with. Here's hoping all goes well with the sale of your home.

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  8. What a great quilt label! And the fox is so adorable!

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  9. The quilt turned out lovely! And such cute foxes to go with it! Adore the polka dots. :)
    Those napkin holders are an excellent idea too!
    Good luck on the house.

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  10. Love the quilt and the fox label. The stuffed fox is a cute idea and I'm sure it will be loved. Congrats on the house contract...hope all goes as planned.

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  11. Oh the foxes are just so cute, both the label and the stuffie! What a lucky baby to be surrounded by such beautiful handmade treasures :)

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  12. Glad you are feeling better. I LOVE your fox. The quilt is so nice too.

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  13. The quilt is so bright and happy, and I love the little fox! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  14. Yep, that fox tail is just too cute. Actually the whole fox is adorable! Mom will likely use both sides of the quilt, which means double duty, but that's a wonderful idea, don't ya think? Expect lots of oohs and ahhs (and maybe a few tears) when you give her this precious quilt and that fancy fox!

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  15. The quilt is wonderful. But that stuffed fox is so adorable. I woke up with the cold that is going around, and I've spent the entire day sneezing. I hope it doesn't last long.

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  16. Super cute foxes, both of them.

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  17. Those foxes are super adorable (love the 'best side' photo). Great job with your coins quilt. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF! Sue!

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  18. What an adorable gift for a lucky baby.

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  19. Looks like you had a fabulous week for someone who wasn't feeling well! Love the quilt, ADORE the fox, and the napkins are awesome! Congrats on having your house under contract, too! Whoop whoop!!

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  20. Yes, it will be a "foxy" baby! So cute! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts.

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  21. Great baby quilt! Found you on Michelle's Romantic Tangle. I love the label you used and that adorable fox with personality, too.

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