If you love working with fabric strips as much as I do, you might enjoy this new pattern we have recently released – Roxy The Forest Fox Rug. It’s a fun and quick Jelly Roll project or you can cut your own fabric strips. The pattern includes instructions on how to finish a rug without background, as well as a rug with background and a giant block that you can turn into a quilt if you wish.
I used Clockworks Batiks strips by Island Batik, purchased from the awesome Missouri Star Quilt Co….which by the way is my favourite place to shop for fabrics now. I love their daily deals, quilter’s cash points, and super fast shipping.
Using this single set of Clockworks Batiks and some background /solid fabrics, I managed to make 3 different foxes:
- Orange fox rug without background
- Blue fox rug with background
- Brown fox quilt
Since the pattern includes instructions on how to square up the top, it’s very easy to add borders up to any desired size and make a quilt instead of rug.
Everything is quilted on my sit down BERNINA Q20 longarm using rulers and free motion quilting. I really enjoy working with Aurifil 50 weight cotton thread, it seems that all my machines love it.
I love wearing jeans and therefore, I have a lot of old jeans that I love to repurpose. As you know, upcycling prevents wasting potentially useful materials and reduces our environmental footprint by saving the planet from waste. It also helps to decrease our $$ spending and increase creativity. Rugs made from denim scraps look fantastic, so you can always use denim strips as upcycling material instead of Jelly Roll strips.
You can also check out my Hexi Bear Rug pattern…and there are more rug patterns planned for 2020. Happy New Year, my quilting friends!