Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Fox Wood Forest Friends with Windham Fabrics

I shared a few of these blocks with you a few weeks ago. I was able to make a sweet quilt using this awesome Foxwood Collection from Windham Fabrics. The fabric is in quilt shops this month, so you may want to see if it's come to a store near you!

I decided to play with some English Paper Piecing using hexagons and pentagons. What do you think?
Animal hexagons and coordinating pentagons
This is the first block:
Such a sweet hedgehog!
Then I decided to add some corner triangles. Here are my geese.

Geese block with corner triangles
I made a LOT of these fussy cut animals. I turned them into cards for my grandkids:
Fusible backed hedgehogs. Card stock cards
I also made some cards with extra hexagons:

For my grandson Javier and granddaughter Eva
But what about the quilt, you say? Well, I'm glad you asked! This has now become my absolute favorite quilt. I only had fat quarters of the collection so I had to get creative with the borders. Not to worry - all the fabrics work so beautifully together.

Foxwood Forest Friends: 40" x 40"
You can find the 10 page pdf in my Etsy shop. There are a LOT of photos of the process, including how to fussy cut the motifs, printable pages for the EPP papers (using card stock) and even templates for cutting out the pentagon fabrics.

My contact at Windham loved my little hexagon cards so much, she asked if I could send her one or two hexagon animals. I sent her 8. Here are 6 of them. She was thrilled and promised me she would send me a photo of what she makes.

Fussy cut animals who went to live with Lisa at Windham Fabrics
For those of you who love having take-along handwork, these blocks are easy to make and can give you something to work on apart from your sewing machine!

2 comments:

  1. Very fun quilt. Thanks for the EPP ideas; I find myself interested in this quilting genre this summer.

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  2. Lovely fabric and great EPP ideas.

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