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Fox among the Birches

Posted on: June 23rd, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Thank you so much for the lovely compliments on this new design – Fox among the Birches.

While I was busy basting and getting this little quilt quilted, Fox among the Birches was being introduced on Wednesday at the Let’s Bee Social. PDF download patterns were a big seller that day and I am so happy that all the quilt kits sold!

I used a new Omni-V (9036) variegated thread from Superior Threads, both on top and in the bobbin. And I love how well it has blended in with the background and yet remained rather subtle across the orange foxes.

The background is Kona Mushroom. The birch trees are made from White Mandorla from Camelot Fabrics and a dark brown/black and medium brown Toscana from Northcott Fabrics. The foxes are also pieced using selections from the Toscana line.

Part of the reason, I’m sure, that the quilt kits were such a big hit, is because of the coordinating backings that were featured. This backing is Good Natured by Riley Blake Designs.


Normally, I first attach the binding to the back and press toward the front before topstitching to finish. But this time I sewed it onto the front and then pressed to the back. Then I stitched in the ditch along the edge of the binding, catching the folded edge on the back with the bobbin thread. It’s a bit trickier. But I like the thinner binding edge to be at the front sometimes. And then you aren’t cutting off the points of your piecing either.



A little milestone was also achieved this week…. My Etsy shop has made over 5000 sales! Thank you so much for all your support! I am so grateful for all your kind comments, your likes on social media, and all the nice emails you send. You are what keeps me creating!



The “Fox among the Birches” baby quilt finished at 38” x 45″
and was the 36th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

You can find the Fox among the Birches pdf pattern here in my shop


Linking up to Finish it up Friday with

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts


Keep On Quilting On!





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12 Responses

  1. Nancy J says:

    Those lovely foxes, the thread is perfect, wavy lines, a backing that fits it to a \”T\” or should that be an \” F\”?? and the binding, all in all, gorgeously wonderful.

  2. Beautiful, Lorna!! Congratulations on achieving such a huge volume in sales in your Etsy shop – that is wonderful!!

  3. You and your foxy friends have been busy this week! What a cute quilt!

  4. Your work is always fresh and delightful. I just love watching what you come up with.

  5. mangozz says:

    What an awesome quilt this is! You've outdone yourself again! Congrats on your Etsy shop milestone!

  6. Pat says:

    Congratulations on your milestone. I love your foxes quilt. It is just so cute. I don't know how you manage to do so much!!

  7. Lisa J. says:

    Congratulations on your milestone and on selling out the kits. They were pretty awesome.

  8. Sara says:

    Awesome! I love those cute foxes sitting among the birch trees. Excellent choice of colors too.

  9. Wow, the fabrics for the foxes are so perfect! Beautiful quilt and design.

  10. Teresa says:

    we have been seeing a little red fox in our yard, so this quilt makes me smile

  11. Congratulations on the Etsy milestone! You have a good following because your patterns are fabulous.And speaking of, these foxes are so very interesting. The whole quilt has a realistic feel to it. Love it!

  12. I think this time you have surpassed yourself . As soon as I saw this it brought a smile to my face . It's gorgeous