Hello and happy Monday morning! For those who celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday and holiday weekend. We had gorgeous weather here in North Carolina, and I also had a couple of very productive sewing days. I'll have to share what I worked on this weekend on another day (no pictures yet!), but in the meantime I have a WONDERFUL quilt finish to share with you.
I recently completed this quilt, and it has immediately become one of my favorites. I've loved the Outfox the Fox quilt pattern by Lizzy House since she released it last year, and a few months back I had the idea to make one using the awesome Miscellany fabric line by Julia Rothman for Cloud 9 Fabrics.
I decided to use black fabric -- and a lot of it -- as my background fabric. This was completely new for me, since I usually default to white, off-white, or light grey when using a dominant background color. Black was the perfect choice to highlight the Miscellany prints. And, speaking of those prints, they're really too beautiful to chop up, which is why Outfox the Fox was the perfect pattern to show off those large-scale designs.
Just for fun, I added a few of the Miscellany scraps to my binding strip, and positioned them so that they'd run along the top edge of the quilt. It's an added bonus for the person laying under the quilt to catch a glimpse of the prints as he (or she, if I let someone else use it : ) pulls it up underneath his chin!
Like the quilting? It was done by Bethany Pease from bethanyquilts.com (who, by the way, just released her first book, Modern Quilting Designs, with C&T Publishing. Congratulations, Bethany!)
So, are you as big a fun of the big, bold, and modern Outfox the Fox pattern as I am? Well, today's your lucky day! Lizzy herself sent me an extra copy of the pattern to give away to a Quilt Dad reader, and I'll even throw in a charm pack of Lizzy's Outfoxed fabric line that I have on hand. Simply leave a comment on this post and let me know what fabric you'd love to make Outfox the Fox with, including your choice of background color. I'm curious to hear all of your fabric and color ideas!