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Thursday, 14 August 2014

A Sly Old Fox - FPP: Pattern Testing For The Tartankiwi


Couldn't resist testing this Fox FPP pattern for Juliet @The Tartankiwi.



Although I'm not a fan of batiks I do love to use them whenever I'm depicting fur or hair in a piece - I feel it adds texture and movement.


My paper pieces, cut, joined and coloured.  Can you spot the deliberate colouring mistake which fortunately I spotted before sewing that particularly section? ;D

I think he's gorgeous and I love that he's hiding in all those leaves.


Lots of pieces with this one but I just worked my way through each section and tried not to think about the whole thing - I also created three extra seams when I didn't have a wide enough piece of batik to fit.

  

A closer look at the eye and mouth detail.


I used a slightly darker orange batik around the eye and in front of the rear ear to create some shadowing and depth.  The eye itself isn't a batik, instead, I used a lime green tone on tone.

And here's a left and right angle!!!


And a final look at the whole block.


Juliet's patterns are available now via her Etsy store and also her Payhip store.  
Here's a look back at the patterns I've previously tested for Juliet.
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Disclaimer: I do not receive payment from Juliet @TheTartankiwi for testing her patterns, nor do I receive a commission on any patterns sold via her Etsy store or any other sales method.  This post is purely informational and of no direct benefit, monetary or otherwise, to me.


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35 comments:

  1. The fox is very cute and your fabric choices are amazing! What a lovely block! What is your plan for him?

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    1. I don't have a plan as such Sarah but I'm starting to have quite a collection of 12.5" fpp blocks I've tested for Juliet - I'm wondering if I should just put them all together in a quilt when I've got 12 or so - another idea is to make storage boxes using them. For now I'm storing them until I wake up one day and think - that's it, that's what they're meant for!!! :D

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  2. What a great block. You've done a wonderful job.

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  3. Very cute, I love her patterns, if you are into swaps, you might want to check out this new one,
    https://www.flickr.com/groups/thefox_swap/
    Do you put your pictures up on flickr?

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    1. Indeed I do post to Flickr Mara - I'll check out your account now :D

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  4. Your fox is quite stunning! And the green eye! Fabulous!
    You're right about using batiks for the fur: they create great texture. I could not find the mistake in the coloring, though. I'm not familiar with this piecing technique...

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    1. Thanks France - the mistake is in the bottom section of the top ear - I've coloured 2 sections black and the lower section should be orange! :D

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  5. Wow, this is amazing. Your choice of fabric is perfect.

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  6. The fox is beautiful and the batiks you choose are perfect! Great job Chrissie!

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  7. Wow Chrissie that is amazing! You did a fantastic job your fabric choices are perfect. What do you plan to do with your block?

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    1. I have no idea Martha - suggestions welcome, the two ideas I've come up with so far are pretty boring, uninspiring and not in the least original so I'm storing the block along with all the other blocks I've tested for Juliet until true inspiration strikes!!! :D

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  8. Sorry I have been out of touch for some time.
    Your Mr Fox is so cleverly made with the smart design and perfect choice of fabric. WELL DONE, Chris!

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    1. Oh Queenie, I'm just as guilty of not being in touch - I'm replying to August comments in October. I've had a crazy few months and I'm just catching up! ; So wonderful to hear from you and thank you :D

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  9. very cool, I love the Fox's green eye, it really pops and makes me think he is watching us. :)

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  10. That fox is soooo wonderful! Love your fabric selection!!!
    Esther

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  11. What a great pattern! Your block looks fab :)

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  12. Beautiful fox! I love your choice of fabrics!

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  13. What a sly fox.....great job on that Chrissie. I don't think I would ever tackle anything so detailed and precise....it would look very un-sly ! Have a great week !

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  14. Gorgeous! I've been working on the butterfly. I need to get with it.

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  15. This is a lovely pattern. Your fabric choice fits it beautifully.

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  16. The fox looks wonderful and I really like the fabrics you've used.
    Ali xx

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  17. You have so much talent, your fox quilt is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  18. WOW Thanks for sharing this at Fabulous Friday
    Maria

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  19. That's one foxy block. I'm sorry; I find it hard to resist terrible puns.

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  20. That is so awesome Chrissie! I can see why Juliet asks you to test her patterns! Wonderful!

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  21. I love that fox pattern. It makes me want to take my paper piecing beyond the one star I have made. My goal is to figure out how to piece my adorable Jack Russell Terrier. I also have a calico cat who needs to be put in fabric. Thanks for sharing your lovely block and providing some needed inspiration.

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    1. Go for it Gayle - the more fpp blocks you do the easier they are - they're all the same in the end, it's just down to the number of pieces - I try not to worry about how many pieces there are and just keep adding them one at a time until the block's complete! :D

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  22. Beautiful block. Its very inspiring to do (dreadful) paper piecing. Love all your pp blocks.

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  23. Your fox turned out beautifully!

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  24. Those fabrics are perfect for it! Fabulous job!

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  25. What a beautiful fox! I love the pattern and the orange you chose is perfect.

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  26. I do love a good fox! They seem almost as popular as owls lately! The batik fabrics really work for this one!

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