Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Here Comes Peter Cottontail"

Yes, I know that Easter is long over, but Heather Bailey's Freshcut fabric won't quite let me move on. Have you ever seen anything that SCREAMS (in a good way) Spring more than these?


I decided that they would be perfect fabrics to use in Oh Fransson's Simple Modern Baby Quilt pattern. I started cutting and sewing and realized that I was humming "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" over and over to myself. I gave in to the inevitable and instead of using the included (and adorable) applique designs, I went off in search of a bunny that I could use. Lolly Chops had an cute one that I was able to modify and use.


The really unique aspect of the pattern is the instructions it includes for attaching a chenille or Minky backing. I was tempted to try the Minky (its so soft) but its stretchiness turned me off. I chose a really cute pink cotton chenille instead and I couldn't be happier. It is so fuzzy and has a great weight to it.

I'm planing to give it to my niece for her 1st birthday. She doesn't really need another quilt, but I'm rather lacking in babies at the moment. She is just going to have to deal with it :)

5 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

Lacking in babies is a good thing - you're too young, and so are your friends (probably)! Love the quilt, the chenille looks great. :)

Rachael Adele said...

So cute-- I love the placement of the pink blocks!

Mushyhed said...

Umm, I'm not a baby but I do love HB Freshcut and pink and chenille and bunnies....So if your niece doesn't want it......

Great quilt!!!

Maggs said...

Kat it looks adorable! I wish I was baby sized ... mke in June is effing COLD!!!

Love you, and keep those creative juices flowing. Lena Norman is at stake here!!

Cristin said...

I saw this on Flickr - so adorable! Well done!