Name: Rabbits Oh My!
Design: Plus quilt, 4" squares
Size: 35" by 44"
Fabric: Critter Patch by Alysa Thomas for Clothworks, and stash fabrics including Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in grey, #2600, diagonally in each direction
I finished this baby quilt on the weekend. The fabric is just so lovely and with such a lovely hand to it. It is an organic cotton with a fabulous sheen to it. I paired it with some stash fabrics including a Pearl Bracelets print and then on the back I used a fat quarter which I think is also from the same collection along with a great basic white on grey dot. The binding is a grey with orange stripe from the Critter Patch line but I was short just a wee bit so added in a bit of the bunnies in orange to get enough binding. I think it looks just perfect with the touch of the bunnies on the binding.
I had this idea that the quilt could be made quite reversible if I used the fat quarter of the woodland animals as the central panel and then framed it out with prints that were leftovers. But the dilemma then was how to quilt it so it looked like it was meant to be on either side. I actually started quilting straight lines. Did one line and then unpicked it because I was not happy about where the lines were falling on the back. And this is despite very careful pinning and matching of back to front. I then thought that diagonal lines would work and lo and behold, happy dance... it did. I used my hera marker to mark the lines. I actually love the quilting in the most perfect #2600 grey 50 wt Aurifil thread. Perfect. Just perfect.