02 January, 2012

Bunny Quilt

Some people do Spring Cleaning, but I do After the Holidays Cleaning. Yesterday I was tidying up my walk-in closet, otherwise known as the wade-in closet, and came upon a quilt that I had made a few years ago.  I have kept it rolled up on a cardboard tube to keep it pristine until the time comes to give it away to just the right baby girl, hopefully, a future grand-daughter.  I have my fingers crossed.  We still have two children who are sans offspring. (Really, no pressure here, Butterfly and G-Man...)  I made it just because I loved the fabrics and,well,... just because I dream of a grand-daughter one day. And hey, if I don't get a grand-girl, maybe it can be for a great-grand daughter.  By that time it will be VINTAGE!!!

I hand appliqu├ęd the bunnies and carrots and then hand quilted the rest of the quilt.

Detail of the quilted carrots in the border.

I drew out and added the sweet little quilted carrots in the borders.  The only machine work that I did on this quilt was the sewing on of the binding, but I finished the binding by hand.  This quilt won a first place in my class at the local quilt show as well as a first place at the county fair.

The Bunny template is from "Baby Patchwork", by Gianna Valli Berti.

So, to my much wished for future grand-girl, whoever you are, this quilt is waiting for you.  Come claim it for your own.  Grandma loves you...

August 31, 2018 - HAPPY UPDATE!  This quilt has a soon-to-be-born owner and is already happily ensconced in it's new home, the sweet nursery of Baby G., due to make her appearance on or around November 12 ,2018.  This quilt does not match the lovely nursery as far as colors go, but it was gratefully received.  And I'm making another in soft greys and blush pinks.  I'm just so happy to be able to see it in it's new home! And, of course, I can't wait to hold our new grand-girl!


  1. OMG, this quilt is beyond adorable. You'll see by my e-mail address that I'm quite smitten with bunnies. Perfect for a little or BIG girl. :-)

  2. This quilt is so beautiful! Hope you have your little granddaughter soon. She is a lucky little girl to have so much talent in her family.

  3. I'm such a bunny lover! Is there a pattern for this.?

  4. I'm such a bunny lover! Is there a pattern for this.?

  5. Beautiful! Exquisite work(wo)manship.