Friday, March 11, 2016

Bunny Hop


Sally who blogs at The Objects of Design posted a tutorial in July 2015 for left facing bunnies.  I made 5.  I was thinking I would make a baby quilt for the hope chest for a future great grandchild to go with the book Velveteen Rabbit, one of my favorite children's books.  The plan is also for one of the rabbits to be made from an old velveteen skirt I made for myself and wore for years and years until it shrunk (i.e. until I got old, i.e. until I put on a few pounds). 

Then, being reverse-a-pattern-challenged, I asked Sally if she would make a tutorial for a right facing bunny. And, being the wonderful person she is, Sally obliged and made a right facing bunny tutorial in Aug 2015.    But I never got around to using the tutorial until last weekend.  Now I have 5 right facing bunnies to go with the lefties.  I wasn't thinking when I made that wild rabbit in the middle. I thought the rabbit was going to be the darker brown and the arm and ears would be the wild fabric. 



So now there are 10 rabbits. I haven't figured out yet how many rabbits it takes to make a baby quilt but before I forget how to make both right and left bunnies and which fabric goes where I think I will try to get a lot more made this weekend.   When I made the left facing bunnies I added a 2.5 sashing piece in front of it. I'm not sure that will stay. 



In case you were wondering about that shrunken velveteen skirt that inspired the color scheme and will soon turn into a rabbit on the quilt as well as a stuffed rabbit (hopefully) here it is.  I can't seem to find the old Velveteen Rabbit book that will go into the hope chest with the whole mess. 

9 comments:

Monica said...

LOL, these are pretty cute, Cathy! I like them all. Fun pattern!

audrey said...

This is such an awesome idea. Your whole bunny quilt is just super sweet and having one be in a 'touchable' fabric is pure genius.:)

Julierose said...

Now I LOVE that wild rabbit ;--)) and your idea to gift this with the Velveteen Rabbit is so lovely...hugs, julierose

Shasta Matova said...

Good idea to have the bunnies facing both ways so they can talk to each other. Have you seen the quilt with the birds? It had a nice staggered layout of birds talking to each other in groups and some standing alone that looked really cute.

Sally T said...

Awesome. The yellow polka dot bunny is my favorite. And I may show up at your house one day with seam ripper in hand to perform eye surgery on the brown dot bunny. But only because I can't stand anything with a different point of view.

Kaja said...

This just makes me smile! What a great quilt for a child this will be (and a good one to be working on around Easter too).

Vic in NH said...

Hmmmm, maybe bunnies will go all around the "Secret Barn?" They sure are cute!

gayle said...

I love your bunnies - even the Timothy Leary one. 8)
And such a sweet idea to make a block and a bunny from the velveteen skirt. (All the grands will be fighting over who gets the quilt, you realize...)

Ellen said...

Oh my goodness...they are so cute! I followed the link and printed out the tute for future bunny fun.