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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beach Bunny

Amy's Creative Side


 For the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side, I wanted to show a small quilt that I recently created. This quilt started out as a way to take part in the April Color Palette Challenge over at Three Creative Studios.


I wanted to continue working with the tiled look that I used on this quilt. And, perhaps because I had recently been working on finishing up my Russian Icon Rabbit quilt (which has unfortunately become a UFO), this quilt ended up turning into another tribute to Ginny. If you haven't been reading this blog right along, Ginny was my sweet Satin Angora doe, who recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge. You can see her picture in my sidebar.



I'm sure she could have given Venus on her half shell some tough competition. Well, maybe not after a haircut, but when she had her full coat.....


The quilt is done with raw-edge fused applique, that was stitched down before adding some machine embroidery, and some thread sketching. Ginny and the lettuce leaf are quilted, but the only other quilting is in the "grout lines" of the tiles. The quilt is made from a mix of hand-dyed and commercial fabrics.

I hope you enjoy seeing my quilt as much as I enjoyed making it. It's one of my favorites.

12 comments:

Jade said...

It's a glorious quilt, LOVE the colors and all the detail! What a lovely tribute to sweet Ginny--goshdarnit, ya made me cry again!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

SO sweet . . . especially your thread sketching. We had a rabbit for a number of years and his favorite thing to eat was a banana. We miss him, so know how you must miss your Ginny.

Kwilt Noob said...

Beautiful! I love Angel Ginny smiling down on this quilt. What a perfect tribute. PS. I have recently discovered that dogs eat quilts as well. Bunnies and puppies are sure lucky they are cute! ;)

LynCC said...

Your rabbit quilts are so creative! Thank you for sharing. :)

The Fab Furs said...

What a lovely quilt! (And Ginny could have taken Venus every time!)

Kelly Rachel said...

You are so talented! Wonderful work.
I'm sorry to hear of the recent passing of your Ginny over the rainbow bridge.
I just love rabbits, and in our state of Australia they are illegal. I love to see other people's beautiful rabbits, just like yours!

bunnits said...

It's beautiful. And a lovely tribute to sweet Ginny.

stitchinpenny said...

Very impressive quilt. I love the tile effect, the colors are great and your hand stitching is fantastic.

Anita said...

Love your quilt and the gread details of bunnies. Sorry to hear about Ginny, she sure looked sweet!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Ok...I'm totally bawling over this! Oh Karen....it's fabulous. So fabulous. tears
xx, shell

Karen said...

Your quilt is a lovely tribute to Ginny. I like the way you have used the applique and the embroidery in your quilt. Beautiful work.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Karen, I'm so sorry about your Ginny...I don't know how I missed that sad news. :( These darn bunnies of ours just leave us way too soon. I hope Weasley is doing well.