The French Fox in Winter

In between shoveling, shoveling and more shoveling (the snow is really beautiful!) I’ve been working on a pieced blanket.  This is a custom order through my Etsy shop.  The star of this blanket is the fabric, one fabric in particular, American Folk and Fabric, The French Fox.  This is a reproduction of an antique French children’s fabric and sadly American Folk and Fabric has discontinued it. I ordered as much as I could when I found out to my horror that it would no longer be around!  For years I have loved this fabric and haven’t found another to replace it.  Just look at the pictures of the characters, the French fox, the hen and the rest, just fabulous!  And not your usual syrupy sweet children’s print, there’s something way more complex going on, why is the fox being dragged away, what could he have done ;)

The blanket is made up of 8″ alternating squares, I’ve also used a pale pink and deep magenta both Kona cottons.  I’ll be backing in a natural color organic flannel and the whole blanket will be tied (more on that later if you’re not sure what that is).

French Fox blanket



The hen holding court



French Fox



The French Fox with his cane



The French Fox caught!





I’m sharing this at:  Little House in the Suburbs

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  1. WOW! that is absolutely gorgeous. How perfect does it sound to be cuddled up inside and working on a piece like that. What a lucky buyer!

  2. Hi, Jayne – Such a wonderful homespun piece – very charming! This will become a treasured family heirloom. Congrats on the commission. I look forward to seeing it completed.
    Warm greetings,
    Tone on Tone

  3. That is gorgeous! Quilting (heck, sewing!) is a skill I really wish I had. And the patience for it. Beautiful!

    • Hi Carrie, thank you! Sewing is definitely an escape for me, when my boys were little and I was always running around sewing was a way for me to go to my zen place and not be so frenetic ;)

  4. What beautiful fabric choices. I love sewing myself. This is a great way to pass the time while stuck in the house

  5. I just love this! And especially love the colors! Bunny’s are the best!

  6. That is beautiful! I love that fabric.

  7. Love the print! You always inspire me!

  8. Beautiful!

  9. Jayne the fox fabric is exquisite! And your Kona pairings and pattern set up is a perfect match. Can’t wait to see the final product.

  10. Certainly not syrupy sweet pictures! They’re almost a little disturbing but how wonderful for a child to have this quilt – think of the stories they can make up with the pictures.

    • Lol! They are a bit disturbing Ann. I have an antique children’s book “Cautionary Tales For Children”by H. Belloc, published in England. One of the first stories is about Jim “Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion.” OMG! The story goes on in gory detail how he is eaten (beginning at his feet). Can you imagine reading this to a small child now, eesh, the nightmares!

  11. Hi Jayne, I love your quilt, I have been having problems since you switched from wordpress, I no longer get your posts emailed to me and it looks like I’ve missed a lot. I’ll keep working on the problem, until then I’ve got a few minutes and see I have a lot of reading to catch up on.

  12. Looks gorgeous! So wonderful to “meet” you and thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! I hope you’ll be back again soon, we need a few more quilters to join the mix!

  13. So lovely … I live in warm country and yet I’m always trying to bring more sun into my winter. And it’s mostly through quilting.

    Thanks for the peek ~ Mary


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