Calendar Quilts, April: Bunny Trail »
InstructionsFrom the book “Calendar Quilts” by Joan Hanson, That Patchwork Place, 1991; “April: Bunny Trail”, pp. 32-38.
Machine pieced and machine quilted. The bunnies’ ears are 3-dimensional and are tacked to the quilt in a variety of orientations -- no 2 are alike. The eyes are black plastic dome-shaped shank buttons. The nose, mouth, and whiskers are satin-stitched in black thread by ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Cute
fabric remnants from home-sewn dresses/shirts for bunnies; 100% cotton quilt fabric for carrots, background, borders, binding, back of quilt, quilt label; 100% cotton quilt thread for assembling quilt top/binding and for embroidering eyes/nose/mouth; nylon thread for stitch-in-the-ditch quilting; polyester fiberfill quilt batting; black plastic dome-shaped shank buttons for eyes; photo transfer paper for quilt label
What was your inspiration?
I was inspired by my best friend Sheri Bagaus who was pregnant with her first child. She owned an Angora bunny named Kyre, so this was a fitting theme for her babys room. The 3-dimensional nature of the ears and eyes, as well as the whimsical nature of the design were particularly appealing.
What are you most proud of?
This was only my 2nd quilt project and I was pleased with the pleasing color palette, quality of construction, and custom finishing (especially the machine embroidered faces and photo transfer quilt label).
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Choose supplies that have some special meaning to you. Dont be afraid to modify the design and add your own personal touches. This advice is relevant to any creative endeavor you may undertake.