Sunday, August 6, 2017

Quilting a Bunny

Yes, I'm still hand quilting plaid bunnies. There are 55 of them. It is definitely slow going, except in my brain where I think and hope I'm making faster progress than I am. Perfect foreshadowing of a missed deadline, eh?  In any case, my hands are slow so I am joining Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday (and everyone, just please ignore my brain. Thank you.)

To make the bunny seem like a plush stuffed bunny, I'm giving it a bulbous outline shape. Rather than mark the various plaid fabrics, I'm using a nonwoven light interfacing as a guide.

Given its a bulbous shape, there is no reason to be exacting. Yet here I am using straight pins to hold down the edge as I carefully stitch around a blob-like amorphous shape.

After the bulbous outline, each bunny gets details on the ear, arm, eye and tail. Just enough quilting to keep the bunny from being carried away.

7 comments:

  1. I love the blobby bunny outline.

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  2. I've pinned paper shapes to quilt around, but that interfacing is sooooo much better!
    Happy quilting! (And I'm sure you're almost done. Absolutely.)

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  3. Super idea for outlining..cute bunny...hugs, Julierose

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  4. Thanks for sharing this process.

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  5. These bunnies are so nice...and yes, thanks for showing how you put them together.

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  6. I love that the eye stitching looks rather like a monocle, making the bunnies look sharp and intelligent!

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