Sunday, February 01, 2015

Flocks of Fox Blocks

I've been having so much fun making fox blocks. Here are sixty!

On the right are five stacks of four brown-tone batiks for one project.

On the left are ten stacks of two Kaffe fabric foxes for another project.

In between are twenty tone-on-tone foxes, one of whom is nearsighted, for the third project.

Himself tells me that foxes do not travel in gaggles, flocks, packs, or any other unit of multiples; he says they are solitary animals.  I know better but am wise enough to let him live with his delusion.




10 comments:

LizA. said...

Yes, let Himself believe in his delusions....it's just part of being a husband.....mine has his own delusions and I just let them be......These are beyond cute. Now you're going to make me put them on my "must do" list....and here I had thought I'd been so good about resisting until now.....

Amy said...

Love your foxes! And a quick Google search reveals that a group of foxes is referred to as a skulk, leash, or earth. I think your group must be an earth because they look too happy to be a skulk.

Janet O. said...

You had me smiling the minute I opened your post. What delightful little creatures--and those eyeglasses are such a hoot!

Karla said...

FUN, FUN, FUN! I love your foxes in boxes!

Love you, you Vixen!
Karla
PS: Himself can continue on to be delusional. An earth of foxes is usually composed of family members.

Barbara Anne said...

Love your many fox blocks! That sounds like the beginning of something Dr. Suess would write, doesn't it? Yes, the near-sighted fox is too funny. :)

There was once a children's book that discussed what groups of animals are called, as in a murder of crows. Our sons couldn't get over that nomenclature.

Hugs!

Lynn Dykstra said...

Yes!! I am downloading this pattern and I think it will be my "I don't want to work on taxes" quilt this year! Love your fabric choices.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The ever-informative and never-to-be-disputed source of all knowledge, Wikipedia, states the following: a group of foxes is referred to as a skulk, leash, or earth. If foxes don't travel in groups why is there a term (or multiple terms) for their groupiness? I'm just wonderin'

Your foxes are the cutest ever... no matter the colorway or fabric designer; they are positively ADORABLE!

anne bebbington said...

I have it on good authority - okay wikipedia so not that good but the best I could do - that the collective noun for a group of foxes is either a leash or a skulk - think the latter sounds more appropriate - LOVE these blocks especially the bespectacled gentleman

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your foxes

Laura Chaney said...

Lovely foxes! And it looks like there is a flock of words that can be used to describe a group of foxes!