Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP Math: 9-2=11

One of my goals for the summer was to finish as many WIPs as I could. I had a list of nine and I've already completed two. But then I got sidetracked by the idea of this:

Black and white is hard to photograph! You can't really tell but in the photo above, the bottom right X is actually a very light blue, just a tad of subtle color.


As you can imagine, this quilt became boring to piece very quickly so I had to stop every once in a while and work on other things. But instead of going back to my list of seven remaining WIPs, I started three new ones. Of course I did.

Apparently I'm not through with black and white X-es. This one will be a bit different, though, with each block having a different black and white print. 

Then I moved on to my new mini charm (candy) pack of High Street that I recently acquired from my LQS. I've said before that I'm usually several months to several years behind on noticing and/or buying new fabric lines, and this is one of those times. Love this new-to-me line and hope to get some yardage soon!

And for the final product of my distraction from the X quilt, I grabbed a little stack of fabric that was peeking out at me from my cabinet and put this Broken Wheel block together. I thought it was perfect for the center print as it looks just like those little gears.

 So now my WIP list is up to eleven. I never was good at sticking to a plan:/ 

Linking up to Freshly Pieced for her WIP Wednesday.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Meet Petal.

She is an 8-week-old English Lop, but already as big as our 1-year-old Holland Lop.

We have learned so much about rabbits since we got Huckleberry last summer and one of the things that surprised us the most is how socially complex they are. Huckleberry has bonded with us very closely but during the school year I worry that he doesn't get enough interaction with us. So I decided that it'd be worth it to get a friend for him. 

Bonding them is a touchy process that is best to start after she is fixed, so they will have to stay separated for a while. But eventually, I hope they will become best of friends.

And, oh, just look at those ears!!! They hang like luxurious drapes, yet are as soft and delicate as flower petals.

She is so graceful and feminine with her long, slender body and soft coloring.

And so very, very sweet!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Bunny Quilt

I bought this Beautiful Garden Girl fabric by Tea and Sympathy on a whim back in February because I was so longing for spring. And now it's mid-summer, but hey, I'm just glad I got it done before fall. I downloaded a free pattern created just for this line - following patterns is something I never do but I knew I'd need help working with a panel. Plus, I love it! I changed a couple colors around but other than that, I was a good girl.

 Love this hexagon print I used for the back.

Here's a close-up of the panel and my cross-hatch quilting. She's so sweet with her leggings and little bunny! She looks so much like my oldest niece, who also loves bunnies, so this quilt is for her.

And here's my little bunny, who always comes running when I spread my quilts out on the floor. :)

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.