Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Have you noticed, Foxes are hot? Perhaps it is the infamous YouTube video, “What Does the Fox Say,” with nearly 260 million views. Or maybe it is just that FreeSpirit Fox Playground by Dena Designs is just too cute not to be in vogue, especially for the discerning young lad! Here Dena, tells you what inspired this collection, available now at your local quilt shop. Stay tuned. We may not be able to tell you what the fox says but we can inspire you with fun and easy foxy projects and maybe a giveaway or two!
I have always had a huge love for fabrics and pattern mixing. When my son, David, was born (many moons ago), I had trouble finding a fabric that was just right for his nursery. As I began thinking of ideas for a new Free Spirit baby boy collection, I wanted to create something that would make you and your baby feel happy. Foxes riding bikes seemed to be the perfect subject to start out with and it just naturally developed into a collection using fun color combinations and patterns. Foxes and their woodland friends can be found riding bicycles, driving cars, and posing in hand painted picture frames. These fun foxes are just what I would have wanted to create everything from bedding to pillows to curtains in my son's room. There are also small scale coordinate patterns like chevrons and wobbly polka dots that would make fun mini-flag bunting, or for trim around a pillow. The hand drawn animals with big personalities could even be fussy-cut and adhered onto a onesie or jacket for a quick, simple embellishment. In my studio, we used the multicolored collection to create a special little teepee that's perfect for hiding out on a rainy day. Fox Playground comes in a variety of color ways, so you can play around with mixing and matching the patterns together. I hope you enjoy it!