While I was busy basting and getting this little quilt quilted, Fox among the Birches was being introduced on Wednesday at the Let's Bee Social. PDF download patterns were a big seller that day and I am so happy that all the quilt kits sold!
I used a new Omni-V (9036) variegated thread from Superior Threads, both on top and in the bobbin. And I love how well it has blended in with the background and yet remained rather subtle across the orange foxes.
The background is Kona Mushroom. The birch trees are made from White Mandorla from Camelot Fabrics and a dark brown/black and medium brown Toscana from Northcott Fabrics. The foxes are also pieced using selections from the Toscana line.
Part of the reason, I'm sure, that the quilt kits were such a big hit, is because of the coordinating backings that were featured. This backing is Good Natured by Riley Blake Designs.
Normally, I first attach the binding to the back and press toward the front before topstitching to finish. But this time I sewed it onto the front and then pressed to the back. Then I stitched in the ditch along the edge of the binding, catching the folded edge on the back with the bobbin thread. It's a bit trickier. But I like the thinner binding edge to be at the front sometimes. And then you aren't cutting off the points of your piecing either.
A little milestone was also achieved this week.... My Etsy shop has made over 5000 sales! Thank you so much for all your support! I am so grateful for all your kind comments, your likes on social media, and all the nice emails you send. You are what keeps me creating!
You can find the Fox among the Birches pdf pattern here in my shop.