Monday, February 27, 2017

Somebunny's been quilting

 Hoppy Monday quilting friends!  Let's jump in with both feet by having a little before and after show.  So this is before....


...and so is this one.


And after a little marking, ruler work and free motion... 


And then after that one...


Lets see one more.  I could show you more but I'll save it for when the quilt is finished.  We'll just hop to information about the quilt pattern.  The first question I always get is: 
"Where can I get this pattern?" 
Answer:  it's a free pattern by TheCraftyQuilter that I changed to suit my needs.  You can find the one block  wall hanging by clicking here

Julies bunny pattern is absolutely perfect.  So perfect that I thought it was a good idea to make a larger quilt.  Well when doing the quilty math I realized some changes were needed in the pattern to fit my fabric stash.  Sadly the flowers had to go in order to reduce the size background fabric. A simplified tail for an easier applique shape.
Next question 
"What line of fabric did you use?"
  The fabric used is a mishmash of several different fabrics.  Most of the florals are old WalMart fabrics, about 12 yrs old.  The pink gingham is a thrift store baby bed skirt.  The pink stripe is a crib sheet. The solids in the quilt are Joann  and Hancock's fabrics.  Throw some designer fabrics into the mix from Moda and Riley Blake and you have a super cute quilt that breaks some quilting rules.


Lets not forget the backing.  It's two blue pieces(different colors) of poly cotton blend.  Next question: 
What type of batting do you use to get the puffy look?
 Answer: WalMart low loft Poly batting.  Sorry girls it's true.  You can't beat the price, and it looks good.  I've tried every batting out there and I always go back to Poly. 

See you when it's finished!

~ Lea Anne ~


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25 comments:

  1. It's wonderful to see you quilting again. And what an adorable quilt! Looking forward to seeing the finish.

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  2. They are so pretty! The ditsy florals and gingham are perfect, and your quilting adds to the charm (love the spiral tails and the bow details!)

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  3. I love how your quilting is framing the block. I am not a fabric or batting snob-I say use what works for you;)

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  4. I love the simplicity of your rabbits and the quilting is adorable - so perfect.

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  5. Very resourceful! I love that you've mixed and matched with your fabrics. (is that really breaking a rule?)!!!! Yours is fabulous! I do the same and feel as if I'm offending when I say I don't use a lot of designer fabrics.... Being frugal is very important to me!

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  6. So adorable. I love Poly batting for baby quilts or any quilt that I will have to wash and dry often. It dry fast and hold better.

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  7. so cute and beautiful quilting, I have not used to poly batting but someone has brought me a top to quilt and they have the poly batting so i guess I will be giving it a try.

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  8. I just love the details you quilted on the bunny. I am so glad you posted about the batting, I needed something to make a hot air balloon puffy, and it will be perfect.

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  9. Thanks for sharing the before and after pic's with the quilting. What a difference it makes. Love your work, fabric's and the fact you mix and match without regards to anyone else's notion of what is acceptable or not.

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  10. What a sweet and pretty quilt. I love the quilting.

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  11. loving the bunny off to check for the pattern it will go in a folder of things I want to do one day! Amazed at your quilting those feathers are so perfect

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  12. I use a 5 oz poly when I want to feature my quilting. Your quilting brings this quilt to life. Fabulous. How do you decide what to quilt?

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  13. What a darling bunny quilt. Your quilting really makes the bunnies shine! I appreciate you giving us the pattern source too -- especially since it is a free pattern! Can't wait to see the finish. And, great use of a variety of fabrics.... some people would flinch at the poly cotton fabs but the end result will be wonderful, based on what's been shown so far.

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  14. This one of the cutest baby quilts I have seen in a long time! Thanks so much for sharing all the information about where and what. Opinions from the makers are valuable!

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  15. So cute--and your quilting is fantastic!

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  16. I love this quilt, and the mix and match fabrics, and your quilting. Love how it's puffy after it was quilted. I'll keep the poly quilt bat in mind. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. I love your bunny quilt - so nice and pretty!!!

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  18. That is so cute - love the quilting too! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  19. Nice! I really like the bunnies spiral tails!

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  20. Oh so pretty! A perfect quilt for spring.

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  21. What is wrong with my husband? When I saw your blog (By the way,sorry i am a little late finding you)
    I responded to your quilt with a passionate voice, "OHH,Now that is some Easter "eye" candy. I could stare at these bunnies all day".
    He was inquisitive and looked what caught my eye.
    He said I think something has happened to your head and it needs examined because quilting is all you think about.
    Well Duh, is there really anything else when you see beauty like this.
    Men...!! Lol lol

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