Fox Wholecloth Quilt - Background Quilting Complete and Bound

Fox Wholecloth Quilt {Bound But Not Finished}

On Monday, I finished quilting the background of the fox wholecloth quilt and I buried all the last threads. I squared the quilt on Christmas morning and spent Christmas afternoon starting to bind the quilt. On Wednesday, I was able to put the finishing hand stitches on the binding.

Fox Wholecloth Quilt - Background Quilting Complete / Squaring the Quilt

Fox Wholecloth Quilt – Background Quilting Complete / Squaring the Quilt

I used a laser square and tape to help get mark the quilt square before cutting any of the edges. This really helps me know I am cutting the quilt the best I can and keeps me from worrying if there are areas that need more trim. In this case the sides were not very even so I had to trim them a little bit more than I expected. Overall, the quilt is 67 1/2-inches wide by 92-inches long, which is still a huge quilt for the bed we will have in Wabi-Sabi Overland!

Fox Wholecloth Quilt - Background Quilting Complete and Bound

Fox Wholecloth Quilt – Background Quilting Complete and Bound

My husband and I really love how the dense matchstick quilting creates just the slightest sense of perspective hinting at earth and sky. I bound the quilt using Kona Cotton in Ocean, and I made sure to get one of my Quilting Jetgirl tags stitched in, too. I took a day off yesterday and put together a 1,000 piece puzzle. I plan to start working on the quilting detail on the foxes this afternoon.

23 thoughts on “Fox Wholecloth Quilt {Bound But Not Finished}

  1. vmccagg says:

    Wow, that is fast progress ! This is going to be a very striking quilt with the foxes, and I can’t wait to see it complete!

  2. I can’t wait to see the quilting on the foxes!

  3. Katherine says:

    Amazing and beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the fox detail.
    I love puzzles but haven’t made one in several years. You’ve inspired me to dig one out.
    Have a wonderful day and weekend.

  4. Liz Horgan says:

    Fun quilt Yvonne!
    Do you always use the laser to square up your quilts?
    I’d love to know how you do it. I would think the sandwich will move as your taping it.
    Best wishes for a healthy peace-filled New Year!

  5. The fox quilt is looking terrific. It is funny how you went from one activity requiring patience to another – thread burying to a 1000 piece puzzle! I do bury threads, but not as often as I should – definitely depends on the use of the quilt – and bed quilts not so much. After all these years, I am still amazaed at how much a quilt can distort on the edges due to the quilting; with dense quilting it is even more pronounced!

  6. Have you written a post on how you square your quilts using the laser? If so, I need to go review it. This is such a great quilt for your new adventure. I love that blue!

  7. jayne says:

    This is getting good! I love the matchstick quilting. It sounds like it was a very nice and peaceful way to spend Christmas morning. We spent part of our holiday putting together a 750 piece puzzle…it’s been years since we’ve done that! It’s a nice diversion these days!

  8. Jill says:

    I’ve been enjoying watching your progress on this unique quilt, but have a question now: what made you decide to quilt the foxes after squaring and binding it rather than beforehand? Congratulations on a beautiful quilt!

  9. aquilterstable says:

    It’s just getting better and better! Great to have come this far!

  10. Suzanne says:

    Hi Yvonne! Your quilting lines are so clean and straight – you must have lots of patience and good eyes. I hope you’ll forgive a stupid question from a relative neophyte, but I’m wondering…I would have quilted the fox detail first. If I quilted the background before the fox detail, I’d end up with lots of puckers in the detail because there would be no where to smooth away any excess fabric into the background. I have no doubt you know how to handle this but I don’t, so would you be willing to explain it? Many thanks!

    1. I have the same questions about quilting the background and then going back to work on the fox? Interested to hear more on this.

    2. This is a great question, Suzanne. The reason I started with the background has more to do with the fact that I was going to use 2 different machines, a longarm and a domestic, to quilt this. By starting on the longarm, I didn’t have to crawl all over the floor basting. And honestly, if I started with the domestic and did the details, getting it loaded on my longarm for the background would have probably resulted in a much bigger mess and puckers / not straight background than by going this way around. I will have to pay attention to the fullness, but I can spritz the area to help if I really need it.

  11. It’s coming along great, Yvonne! I love that itty bitty matchstick quilting you’ve included right under them!

  12. Patty says:

    Looking wonderful! Can’t wait to see the next step.

  13. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Wow…you made great progress. Can’t wait to see it finished.

  14. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne, I am so impressed with your quilting! You do such a magnificent job at straight line quilting. From what I can see, your lines are perfectly straight. Plus, the colors are a fabulous match also. I can not wait to see the foxes quilted. Thank you for sharing another one of your spectacular quilts Yvonne! Have a wonderful day!

  15. Lisa J. says:

    It is so beautiful Yvonne. I am looking forward to seeing the details

  16. It’s really coming together! I love how you use tools from other trades (like the laser level) and apply them to quilting.

  17. sue7oaks says:

    This is looking great Yvonne! I love jigsaw puzzles for a lazy afternoon!

  18. Melanie says:

    The quilt is looking so amazing already. Curious what you will do with “quilting the foxes”. I am rather inclined to leave them like this 🙂

  19. Elizabeth E. says:

    Woohoo! Another fabulous Yvonne finish!

  20. You have made such fast progress on this quilt. I can’t imagine burying all of those threads. I am excited to see the foxes start to be quilted.

  21. Wow! This quilt has come along so quickly! I can’t wait to see the detail you’re going to do on the foxes. 🙂

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