Foxy Strip Quilt and Pillowcase
Sometimes you just need a little sew time…
Most of the quilts I make are made to test the patterns I dream up. But this little quilt and matching pillowcase were made just for the sake of making.
I am seeking to use up some of the fabrics I have had lingering in my stash this year. And I still had a little bit of fabric left over from making the Fox among the Birches quilts and from selling quilt kits for those in my Etsy shop. You can see my first Fox among the Birches here and the second one here.
I have never made a strip quilt before. But have always wanted to. So this was the perfect time to take advantage of the fabrics I had left over. There was about 21″ of Good Natured by Riley Blake Designs and about 18″ of White Mandorla from Camelot Fabrics. I added in 6 strips of Kona Ash cut in 1.5″ strips and 6 strips of Orange Dot from the Safari Collection by Northcott Fabrics.
For the backing, I had 47″ of the Animal Toss in Pebble from the Forest Friends collection for MODA. The coordinating binding is Birch Trees, also in Pebble.
Because I still had a little of the binding fabric left over, and it was now looking so lonely, I decided to make a matching pillowcase. The pillowcase measures 14.5″ x 26″ and fits a 13″ x 20″ pillow form.
Of course the quilting was performed using my walking foot to create organic wavy lines with Light Grey Omni from Superior Threads on top and a slightly darker grey thread in the bobbin. The Omni has been used for a lot of quilting and is almost completely finished!