These were so much fun to make, each bunny coming together with its own little personality.
I really enjoyed the quilting, with straight lines for the backgrounds and a medium meandering for the bunnies.
The backing is a cozy dotted flannel and I used a pieced border to finish it off. The pattern is called Everybunny by Diane Harris and is in Quiltmaker March/April '16, No. 168. I adapted it a bit by choosing not to use sashing or a border. By doing this, I kept the quilt at a size that was easy to handle for machine quilting. The quilt finishes at 34" x 50".
I chose to do an edge to edge meandering pattern for the quilt which finishes at about 50" x 70". You can read more about the pattern and designer on a previous post HERE.
This one may have to wait 'till Summer for the quilting. It is a little larger than I usually quilt myself, finishing at about 60" x 80". What was I thinking? Another quilt to lay out on my narrow kitchen floor between fridge and cupboards!
This is what I am working on today...straight stitch quilting on Fly Home by Jeni Baker. The free pattern is available HERE.
I adore these Amy Butler fabrics, a combination from several of her lines from a few years back. The flying geese are 4" x 8" finished so the quilt actually came together fairly quickly when I used the No Waste Method of making flying geese. Just Google and you'll find many tutorials and YouTube videos on how to make them.
I decided to keep sewing with these fun fabrics and made a tote to match the quilt!
I adapted several patterns for the bag to make it the size I wanted, using extra geese blocks from my quilt. It finishes at about 16" x 20". I was able to put a large pocket and a smaller zippered pocket inside, along with hardware to hold some keys. Works for me!
It's a great day for quilting!