Monday, January 27, 2014

Works in Progress

You might remember seeing some of the Bunny Hill blocks that I did a while back. I printed the pattern off when it was offered as a free Block of the Month from Ann at Bunny Hill. While I was spending time on Pat Sloan's quilt forum, I learned that a bunch of us had this quilt on our want to do list.
We decided to do it as a sort of a block of the month project. We were going to do 2 blocks a month and get this cute quilt done. I kept up with my blocks.

Of course, as it often happens, once the blocks were done they just stayed in the project box waiting to be finished. On the day that I bought sashing and border fabrics I must have been very creative. I usually tend to be a bit 'safe' when choosing fabrics. Every now and then I really just go crazy.

I have the top together now. Here it is in all of it's wildness. I am not sure how I feel about it, but I do think it is anything but 'safe'. I even got some fabric today for the backing. So I have no excuse for not getting this done, done ,done.

I have also been working on a Block of the Month that I have been running at the shop. You saw the first couple of blocks. Here is a favorite block.

The hubby held it up for me once I got all the blocks together.

I now have two of the three borders on it. I am hoping to get the remaining border on tomorrow and layer it for quilting. I am following McKenna Ryan's instructions for quilting, which is quilting and securing the edges of the applique in one. After that I can finally put on all the really cute embellishments. I will show it once it is all done.

Happy stitching


  1. good for you for getting your Bunny Hill blocks all done and pieced - definitely not a "safe" fabric, but it is fun and fresh, and yours will be done (whereas mine is sitting in a project bag somewhere, mostly fused but not all stitched...)
    Your McKenna Ryan is looking wonderful!

  2. Oh my gosh, they are both amazing! I like that border fabric on the top one - so cheerful, and it brings out the brown of the baskets.

    That bottom quilt is just breathtaking. I'm looking forward to seeing the borders and embellishments.

    Hope you are staying warm down there ... 20 below for us tonight! :)

  3. Your Bunny Hill blocks look great, even if the border is a little different; at least it will be a completed quilt! Much better than blocks in a box, right? You would know I love the Christmas quilt with the deer! ---"Love"

  4. I can't believe it! I have 7 of the Bunny Hill blocks done and at first I didn't connect because the colors are so different, but when I checked my drawer - yes! they are the same! Hopefully, I will get mine finished one of these years (maybe this year?). I love your other BOM. It's gorgeous!!

  5. I love the border fabric, but like you I don't often go that wild...well, maybe for a back, but I love how it turned out. And that second quilt is a masterpiece!!

  6. I have the Bunny Hill pattern saved, even printed it all out, but have not started on it yet. I really want to make it, but kids keep getting married and having babies, so lots of quilts to make for them. Not complaining one bit, but I hope to make something for myself, too. The McKenna Ryan one is fantastic. I love her patterns, but have not tried making any of them. Hers are always beautiful and so detailed. Have fun with them.

  7. She who dares quilts! Sometimes it's good to step out of your comfort zone. You have terrific projects there.

  8. I love your deer in the woods block too!

  9. wow, that is gorgeous,,,,,,,,,,,,,mine are still in the bag i got them in,,,,,,,all twelve,,,,so jealous,,,,,,,