Friday, January 1, 2021

Woodland Holiday BOM 2021- Fox


Happy New Year! Can you believe it, we made it through 2020! Let's welcome 2021 with hope for a year full of prosperity and good health. I wish all good things for you and your family in the coming year. 

Let's start the year off doing something that we love to do, quilt! I've decided with this year's BOM quilt, it was time to get back to a few of my loves. I love to work with flannel, I love to applique, and I love sharing new designs with you. This cozy quilt is made using my Lumberjack Primo Plaids from Marcus Fabrics. I love this fabric because it's in my go to colors, red, green and gold! The colors are warm and yummy. I am pairing the Lumberjacks with Scrap Heap by Laura Berringer from Marcus Fabrics for the applique designs. I like how these fabrics are tone on tone and give the applique some texture. Quilt kits are available in my Etsy and Website shops. Everything is included except for batting, backing, thread and the optional buttons. Each month we will feature a new woodland creature. Remember the PDF pattern is free for the month that it is out. As soon as a monthly pattern is available, the older patterns will be available at a cost of $2.50 each. So go on over the the website and download your pattern. This month we will only be working on the fox design. So if you bought the quilt kit, we will only be using the cream primo plaid and the fat quarters. Let's get started...

Gather your fabric and print up the pattern...

Trace the applique shapes onto the paper side of the fusible web.

Cut a square that measures 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" from the cream flannel. (If you want you can cut a total of 12 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" squares for the quilt and set the extras aside for each month.)

Iron your fusible web shapes onto the wrong side of your fabric, grouping pieces that use the same color fabric. Then cut the shapes out. I am often asked about layering the shapes to be fused onto the fabric. I use the layout page that shows the completed design and lay the pieces out following the picture. In this picture I am showing you how the pieces fit by laying them directly onto my layout picture. This is merely for demonstration purposes to show you how the pieces overlap. As you can see the legs are tucked under the body piece, the scarf is tucked under the white face piece.
Iron all of the pieces in place onto the 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" square.

I am stitching around the raw edges using a buttonhole stitch. I'm using white thread to go around all of the white/cream pieces.

I am stitching with a brown thread for everything else.

I have taken a photo of the setting that I am using for my buttonhole stitch. On my machine, it is stitch 44 and I'm using a 2.5 width and length for my stitch. Make sure to make notes as to what stitch and sizing you are using for your stitching so that it will be the same throughout your quilt top.
 It is also helpful to play around with stitch sizes on scrap fabric before you start your applique so you are sure to use a stitch length and width that you like for your design.
Using a #12 black pearl cotton (or thread of your choice) embroider the fox's eye with a French knot. I used a variegated green #12 pearl cotton to stitch the fringe on the scarf.

~Woodland Fox~

I hope that you join me in this years BOM. It's an adorable quilt when it is done. Remember it's a mystery. You will get a new block each month and in December 2021 we will assemble the quilt together. The finished size of the quilt is 65" x 80". Each month the pattern is a free PDF instant download after that it will be available for $2.50 on my website and also in my Etsy shop. There's also a Facebook Group, please join and post your progress! It's also fun to see everyone else progress too! I post links and sneak peeks throughout the month so you are to be sure not to miss anything. I hope that you have a wonderful relaxing day and find some time to quilt.

Happy quilting,
Cindy and Belvedere


  1. A delightful first pattern. Thank you.

  2. Love this fox! 2.5/2.5 is my favorite setting for blanket stitch, too. That's on a Viking Husqvarna. Thanks for all the photos. It really helps!

  3. Foxes have been a very popular design on Baby items in the stores and my grandson (age 5) still loves them. This is so cute! Might put this on the back of his jacket? or Tee shirt as well as the quilt! Happy New Year and thanks so much!

  4. Oh what a cute Fox. One of my favorite Woodland animals, next to the Moose. Thank you Cindy.

  5. Thanks, Cindy! What an adorable lil fox. I knew there was a reason I have been organizing my flannels! Happy New Year to you.

  6. This first block is adorable! Thank you Cindy and Happy New Year.

  7. super cute! thank you!! is there a fabric list for the whole quilt?

  8. Thank you, this is such a adorable block :)

  9. Just checked my e-mail and saw the bom for January. Love it. Have a feeling I am going to love all the nature blocks. We have a little fox who crosses through our property every so often.

  10. Bom dia, não consigo salvar o PDF, todas as vezes que clico no site para copiar sai a mensagem:403 ERROR
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    Isso está acontecendo aqui no Brsil, como poderia resolver?

  11. This is my first BOM! I’m happy to be a part of this. The fabric arrived for the quilt today and i love all of it!

  12. Do the edges of the animals fray after washing? I have never done appliqué without having to fold under the edges and want to make sure it lasts.

  13. Do the edges of the animals fray after washing? I have never done appliqué without having to fold under the edges and want to make sure it lasts.

  14. Do the edges of the animals fray after washing? I have never done appliqué without having to fold under the edges and want to make sure it lasts.