Friday, January 9, 2015

Crochet Blanket and Fancy Fox Top

So I'm already crossing things off my Q1FAL list. I slaved away all day Wednesday and yesterday and finally finished Ruby's crochet blanket. I also finished up the top of my Fancy Fox quilt which was my ALYoF goal for January! I'm so on the ball that this takes pressure off of whatever I choose to create for the rest of the month. Hurray!

Here's my little Ruby with her finished blanket. She'll be 18 months at the end of the month and I'm so happy it's finally done! It was supposed to be finished before her birth. I guess that's what you get being the youngest of five. ;)

It's a good size for a tiny person at 30" by 36" (ish) and the texture is so fun. Since I've had a couple of inquiries about the pattern here's what I know. This blanket is from a kit sold by Herrshners. They have not released the pattern without the kit.

Everyone loves rubbing the scallops back and forth.

Here's another project that I thought I might never get done. I've been working on these foxes since at least September. I'm so glad to finally have the top sewn! I usually take pictures of my quilts outside so the lighting is better but it is currently three degrees and feels like -28* so that wasn't going to happen. This is a twin size quilt on a queen bed.

Here's my little orange lover on it. Alex is obsessed with all things orange. It can be any shade or variety of orange - like his pants that are a little more red than orange.

I asked him which block was the best and he said, "all of them!" Then he proceeded to point to each of the eighty foxes saying, "I like this one and this one, and this one..." Good stuff.
I'm linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday.

19 comments:

  1. Love it! This fox is on my "one day" list. Isn't it just wonderful to see all of that work in completed form?!

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  2. Fabulous finishes! I love the chevron foxes!

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  3. I love your foxy finish -- and your son sounds like mine. When I asked him what colors he wanted in his quilt, he said he wanted all of them. And so I made him a rainbow quilt. : )

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  4. What a lot of work went into this quilt! I, too, like the chevron foxes, and I love seeing so much orange all in one place.

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  5. That looks really great. And I love your little guy's reaction. Of course he likes them all. lol The blanket is great too, your little one is darling.

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  6. I love that crocheted blanket!!! If you don't mind me asking, where is the pattern from? Or is it one you developed? I would love to make one!

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  7. Awesome! So glad you got the Fox top finished. And the beautiful cozy crochet blanket too! :) Way to go!

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  8. Love it all - that fox quilt is awesome. One of my little guys loves orange too. It's a fun color to work with. And I love Miss Ruby's blanket too. Looks so cozy!

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  9. Love your fox quilt for your little boy - and he loves it too, I can see. And such a pretty blanket for your lovely little girl. You have certainly been busy, congratulations!!

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  10. Julie - your foxes are amazing! I can only imagine how much work went into putting that quilt top together. And I want the pattern for that blanket too! It's fabulous! :-)

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  11. I love, love, love that blanket. The texture of the scallops is heavenly. Fantastic Mr. Fox is looking fantastic (hope you don't mind me give your fox quilt a name. lol!)! Wow!

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  12. Your fox quilt is darling! I am sure your kiddos will treasure it. I like that you included many different prints for the fox faces.

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  13. Yeah, I wouldn't go out for a photo, either!! These are both such terrific items. Is there a pattern for that crochet, or is it just a standard stitch? I've always loved the fox faces - very fun and playful. And how wonderful that he's so in love with it already. :D

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  14. Really love your foxy quilt - I have made a start on some fox blocks too:)

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  15. Love your Fancy Fox!
    The colors are great!
    Carol

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  16. Wow! That's a lot of foxes! Isn't ALYOF a great motivator to get things done! :)

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  17. Great finishes. I love that fox quilt. Your children are adorable.

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