Monday, 29 October 2012

And now for something completely different...

I really shouldn't be starting anything new right now - but I have an excuse ;o) One of my sister's best friends is a couple of weeks away from  having her first baby and she's asked me to make a quilt (okay in all honesty she did ask me about six months ago but I kept putting it off... oops.)

It needs to be a girly quilt, and something quite sophisticated. And the mum-to-be loves rabbits. As a happy coincidence, I was lucky enough to win a fabulously generous giveaway from The Fat Quarter Shop during Spring Quilt Market - a fat quarter bundle of the complete line of Windsor Lane by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda (as well the alphabet panel in all four colours, and seven Jaybirds Quilts patterns.) I'll be honest - they are nowhere near my normal cup of tea, but they are absolutely gorgeous. And they fit the bill perfectly - they are quite sophisticated and feature the cutest little rabbits :o)

These are the pinks and taupes - the text print is from another Bunny Hill line, but coordinates really well. 


I've made a start - I've been given free reign on the design, so I'm making a giant Dutch Rose (about 40" square) and I'll put a border around it.


So another thing to add to my fairly massive to-do-right-now list - a busy few weeks ahead! Hope everyone had a great weekend.

xx Jess

10 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I love it and it is perfect for the to-be new mom.

Carla said...

It will be gorgeous! I love bunny hill fabrics

Nat at Made in Home said...

WhAt a great design! And great choice of colours for a sophisticated yet girlie quilt!

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Not sure I would choose it, but gosh they look great together in that star, well done!

Kelly said...

Very pretty, love the star!

Fluffy said...

Wow looking fab! Tx

Dianne Neale said...

It's not something I would normally pick out, but it is very sophisticated and I love the star

moira said...

this is going to be such a lovely quilt

Sonia said...

beautiful! :)

Kirsten said...

Love the bunny fabric - it looks beautiful!