Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Fox

I picked up this little kit at the thrift store for under a dollar. Where to get ideas and where to get supplies are always recurring questions that come up in the crazy quilting groups so I thought I would share the story of this little fox.  He is a nice little kit, basically thread painting, but tiny and came with one of those nasty little plastic frames for him to go in.  I wouldn't have made it up as a kit and hung it anywhere but as a motif on Sarma's forest theme crazy quilt I thought it was perfect.  It came with the the threads, all good old DMC floss, instructions and the pattern printed on the fabric.  I discarded the bit of fabric after tracing the pattern onto tracing paper.  I basted the tracing paper right onto Sarma's block and stitched right through it.  I was very happy with the way he turned out on the block.
So, here is my advice to those just starting out and trying to build a stash for crazy quilting, especially when you live out in the boonies like I do and don't have access to a lot of stitching shops.  Frequent thrift stores, selvage centers, garage sales, etc. and keep your eyes and your mind open to what you find there!

7 comments:

Kelli said...

That will be so cute in a crazy quilt!! Great job. :o)

Juli said...

That turned out lovely!

MosaicMagpie said...

Thank you for sharing how you came about this little fellow. I have seen those small kits and never once gave a thought to using them like this.
Deb
I kept waiting for you to add....
"Say Hello, to my little friend"

Karrin Hurd said...

Your fox is fantastic Kerry!

Cathy K said...

Oh how cute! You did a fantastic job of stitching him!! Hehe - a kit from a kit, LOL. hugs, Cat

Quayceetatter said...

Love the fox. I have been playing around with crossstitch critters and they do add to the block.

gocrazywithme said...

He is so cute! Well executed on different fabric, too. And now that you have the pattern, you can put him anywhere! And everywhere! Like on a block for me someday....