SAMQG Mini Quilt Auction – For Fox Sake

For Fox Sake | Mini Quilt | ReannaLily Designs | Jen Eskridge

The first San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild (SAMQG) Mini Quilt Auction is fast approaching and this fantastic For Fox Sake may be up for bidding. I thought it might be fun to create this cheeky little rascal for the mix, if space allows. The finished project is 16″ x 16″.

For Fox Sake | Mini Quilt | ReannaLily Designs | Jen Eskridge

This quilt came together pretty late one evening. I pretty much never work on things when I’m tired, but I just kept cutting, stitching, ironing, and cutting. But, I was pretty tired, so I didn’t snap a single progress picture.

Designing

The 4 is improvisationally pieced from blue scraps in the style of Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci. It and the mixed white fabric background are the only pieced spots.

The “sake” is my own handwriting. I wrote the word on cardstock then fattened up each letter. After cutting out the word, I was able to trace it onto Heat’n Bond fusible adhesive. I applied the “sake” last with raw-edge applique techniques.

Now, the cute little fox is a creation of mixed cartoon fox styles from the internet.  I made him up as I was cutting each section.  The fox is raw-edge fusible applique.  Since he’s finished, I thought I’d trace the fox in Adobe Illustrator to be able to share a downloadable pdf with you! You’ll have to play with the size since this guy is only 8-1/2″ wide.  Click on the image and a pdf should open.

For Fox Sake | Mini Quilt | ReannaLily Designs | Jen Eskridge

The mini quilt auction hangs in a local quilt shop for almost two weeks before the silent auction on May 11th.