Several weeks ago I signed up to be part of a "round robin" through the Modern Quilting Facebook page. For those of you who aren't familiar with a quilt round robin, participants are organized in groups and then each person makes a center block for their quilt. You then send you block to the next person in the group and they add a border. The quilt makes its way through the group with each person adding a border until the quilt lands back with the maker of the original block. We all had to have our center blocks finished and sent off by May 1, and now we have 2 months to add a border to the block that we received. (Click here to see my center block.)
The first block that I received is this fox block (above). Isn't he cute? Once he becomes a quilt, he will be a keepsake for a 10-year old girl who is infatuated with foxes. When thinking about what to do for my border, I wanted to make sure that a young girl would think it was "cool."
After thinking for a few weeks and spending an evening sketching on the front porch with my 5 year old son, I decided to piece an improv border of thin stalks of grass (click here for a tutorial on how I made the borders). Two borders are complete and here's what he looks like so far:
Two more rectangular borders to go, and then 4 corner blocks to make. I'm thinking of doing butterflies...
Today I'm linking up with Work in Progress Wednesday. Enjoy your week!
Update: A tutorial for the Fox block can be found here, and a tutorial the cross-stitch block that was used to make the fox can be found here.