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KONA Fox Kits for Spring Quilt Festival 2014

Posted on: May 17th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon
Yes!  It’s time to celebrate!

The Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side has begun!  Please do make time to visit the festival throughout the coming weeks.  There are always so many inspiring entries.  Beautiful quilts.  Wonderful quilting.  And gorgeous photos!

Have your say and vote for your favourite quilts!

My first entry this year is in the Small Quilts category.  You can see my second entry here.

Made from Kona Sunset charm packs and yardage, this quilt features two little fox kits under a leafy tree. This sketch of mine was the inspiration for the Kona Fox Kits quilt.


Foxes seem to be quite trendy and I once read they are the ‘new owl’ in quilting.

This quilt measures 44″ x 48″ and was made entirely from Kona cotton solids.
Choosing the size of quilt to make was the most difficult decision in creating this design.

Two Sunset charm packs and additional blue yardage were used to make the leaves and background of this quilt.  Earth was used to make the tree and its branches.

Kumquat and Papaya, Black and Snow were used to make the fox kits.  I wanted to keep the applique to a minimum, so this design is entirely piecework except for the facial features.

Charm packs allowed for a wonderful variation of shades for both the leaves and the background.

The backing and binding make use of the remaining yardage.

For both the top and bobbin, I quilted using three different varieties of variegated Fantastico threads by Superior Threads.

Quilt Stats:
Size:  Quilt finishes at 44″ x 48″
Designed: by me, Lorna McMahon
Pieced and Quilted: on my little Janome
Fabrics: Kona cotton solids
Threads: Fantastico by Superior Threads

Enjoy the Quilt Festival and…

Keep On Quilting On!

35 Responses

  1. cute and so modern looking as well – love Kona cottons!

  2. DeborahGun says:

    such a fun design 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    Your quilting is amazing! 🙂 Must have taken forever!

  4. Kat says:

    Beautiful quilt, and absolutely stunning quilting! Love the pleasant colors of the blue/purple solids.

  5. Katherine says:

    Oh, how these cute foxes are! Lovely design for an adorable quilt, Lorna and your quilting is so awesome.

  6. Vicki says:

    Wow..this the cutest quilt! Did YOU sketch that fox. You are soooo talented. I guess its time to make a solid quilt.

  7. Jasmine says:

    I have always loved this fox quilt. I am so glad you decided to enter it in the festival. I took one of your suggestions, and made fox pillows for Mrs. Fox.

  8. AnnieO says:

    Adorable! What a great design and all the quilting that made it stand out even more. Love the kits. Congratulations on a terrific quilt. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story.

  9. Cille says:

    Fantastic design and quilting 🙂

  10. dutchcomfort says:

    Such a fun and happy looking quilt! Your quilting is impeccable!

  11. Lea says:

    What a cute fox quilt! Your quilting is beautiful and I love how you quilted the fox's tail, the tree and the leaves. Such pretty detail.

  12. JudyC says:

    Great idea…..really cute!!

  13. Lin's Quilts says:

    And you're a sketch artist too! I'm so impressed! I knew you were a talented quilter, but now, there's more!Lin

  14. Barbara says:

    Very cute. I love your quilting.

  15. Vera says:

    I like your foxes and your quilting is awesome on this one!

  16. SeeMaryQuilt says:

    So cute! And that bark!! The quilting is usually my favorite part of a quilt, and that bark is just great.Good luck!

  17. Dana Gaffney says:

    Oh it's wonderful! The fox are cute and your quilting is the perfect finish.

  18. CitricSugar says:

    Too cute! The quilting on the tree and leaves is incredible.

  19. MC says:

    Great quilt! I love the pieced fox kits.

  20. Jayne says:

    Well, you know I love this quilt! What quilt don't I love of yours!

  21. Sherry VF says:

    Love this quilt! I bought the pattern a few months ago and can't wait to make it. svonofumetti at yahoo dot com

  22. Kim says:

    This is so cute! Love the pattern and quilting.

  23. margaret says:

    very nice, great colours and the fox is so innocent looking.

  24. Wendy says:

    So cute. I love the back too!

  25. Sheri says:

    Cute, cute, cute!!!

  26. Anonymous says:

    What a fun quilt!!

  27. Jo Ferguson says:

    You can draw too? Is there no end to your talents? I've always adored this quilt but I absolutely love the sketch that inspired it. You never cease to amaze me.

  28. Vivian says:

    Very cute quilt! I love your use of the solids and really love the quilting and use of the varigated threads!

  29. sherry says:

    i love watching the foxes that frequent our farm…your's are pretty cute

  30. So ridiculously adorable. Love it!

  31. Vicki says:

    I have voted for your quilt! It is sooooo adorable.

  32. Ann says:

    I've seen this quilt before on your blog but somehow missed that you'd based it on your sketch. What talent! It is so well-crafted at every step: design, color choice, piecing and quilting. Congratulations.

  33. Danih03 says:

    Cute quilt! You picked the perfect colors 🙂