Friday, September 2, 2016

TGIFF - Fancy Fox Pillows

I debated whether to add the glasses to my foxes that I pieced here.  I was intrigued by the applique method created by Lara @ BuzzinBumble, so decided to give it a try.


Here's a closeup before washing.  I used a straight stitch and no fraying.  I have to admit that I did get a bit of fraying after washing because of operator error.  Note to self:  read the instructions and then read them again.


But the fraying is minor compared to using traditional applique methods.  I'm glad I added the glasses -- they just add a little something.


The kit I purchased was meant to make only one pillow, but I managed to get two through creative cutting.  I didn't have quite enough of the backing, so I used the fabric that was included for binding to give me that little bit extra I needed.



I think I'll try the gigantic block that is included with the pattern to make a baby quilt.


Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Quilt Matters
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 
Whoomp There It Is @ A Quilted Passion


                   Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts





20 comments:

  1. Fancy fox pillows are ADORABLE!

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  2. Very cute! I would call them scholarly foxes! Glad the pplique method worked out.

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  3. They look great with glasses! They are cute as they can be! I love that you were able to make two pillows from one kit! I love getting the biggest bang from your buck!

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  4. What cute pillows! I just got new glasses this week...wish they were as cute as the foxes! I also appreciate that you were able to pull off a two for one deal.

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  5. I really like the addition of the glasses. Gives them a little extra personality!

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  6. They are so adorable! I love those foxes. So glad you went with the glasses -- the perfect punch! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!, Anja!

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  7. The glasses are so cute, I"m glad you gave them a go and tried Lara's method, too!

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  8. I love the addition of the glasses! The foxes are adorable without them, but they look so jazzy with them :)

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  9. So cute! I agree with Mari - "scholarly foxes!". Nice job!

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  10. I love it, the glasses are a fun and quirky touch to these foxy faces. :)

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  11. I love them and I'm glad you decided to go with the glasses.

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  12. Love the effect of having glasses on the foxes! Very sophisticated ;)

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  13. Love these fox pillows. The glasses are brilliant!

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  14. Such cute pillows! Lara's Crafted Applique' technique is perfect for those glasses. The edges look great!
    I like how you used the fabric to make two pillows from it! (I almost got that kit, too! )
    Susie

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  15. Three cheers for creative cutting and TWO cushions!

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  16. Two adorable pillows! Love Lara's method. I was sold the first time I used it. TFS.

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  17. He sure is foxy! My kids love your pillow and want one for themselves!

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  18. I was wondering if you thought this method of applique to be soft enough for a baby quilt? I am considering it for a current project.

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