Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A blanket for bunny

My four year old daughter has been home sick (and extremely bored!) this week. So yesterday I put her to work making a little quilt for her bunny. It's something she's been begging me to make for ages. We cut out a piece of background fabric and then I handed over my tub of little scraps that I've been saving since I saw this tickertape mini by the amazing Amy of nanaCompany.

Little miss had a lovely time arranging and rearranging the scraps to make pictures.
She finally settled on this.


There's a very elaborate story behind it all. There's a princess on the left there with a purple triangle crown and her very tall Rapunzel-like tower on the right. BUT the ladder is broken so the tower conveniently has monkey bars coming out the window (white with red flowers) and a fireman's pole (green polka dot and the rolling pin) to slide down!

I used a fabric glue stick to lightly attach all the scraps so I could stitch them down.
A little bit of quilting and it was done. Miss E chose the pink backing fabric and I folded it over from the back to bind the edges.
I think it's super cute and I'm quite proud of myself for handing over so much creative license. It goes a bit against my nature!
Of course now teddy wants one too!

16 comments:

  1. K - this looks so lovely & such a nice way to spend the afternoon, building wonderful memories.....

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  2. How did you do the fold over to the front binding?

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  3. I just left the backing a couple of inches wider than the top all around, folded it once and then again over the top and sewed it down on the front. I googled how to make the mitred corners. Can't remember which site but there are lots of tutorials out there. It was really easy and I was glad not to have to make separate binding!

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  4. Hi Kylie,
    I found your blog via flickr where I have been admiring your work. You make such lovely things!! Your Pippi tea quilt is one of the best things I have seen in ages. Cheers!

    Laura :)

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  5. So glad I found your blog! That's a delightful story and a wonderful bunny quilt. Can't wait to see one for teddy ;)It's so nice that you let your daughter make the design. Hope you write the whole story down on paper and tuck it away somewhere so she can see it later...

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  6. Oh my goodness HERE you are! LOL! I keep seeing your comments on my FW blocks but I'm such a doofus about technology and didn't know how to find you to say thank you!

    I'm adding you to my blogroll asap. :) Have a great day, my new friend.

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  7. Gosh! This blanket is so cute and it seems like teddy is really loving it! Good to hear you turned a sick day into something fun!

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  8. what a sweet little blankie!! love the idea of using a fabric glue stick!! i need to get one of those!! i saw that badskirt-amy used one for paper piecing clamshells and have wanted to get one since.

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  9. I thought this was a very clever idea and a great way to plant a seed in your daughter that sewing is a lot of fun! It turned out very cute!

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  10. This is so sweet. I enjoyed the story about the princess. I can just imagine teddy and all his friends are lining up for these quilts!

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  11. What a great project not to mention a very useful way to use up all those scraps.

    Good for you for letting your daughter design it. As a crafter, I know how hard it is to step away from a project sometimes.

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  12. How lovely and it is verry good to let your daughter do such things! The quilt is so nice greating from holland carina

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  13. this is just darling, and what a great idea!

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  14. i'm leaving a comment super late, but i just have to say how much i adore this project you and your little one did. you also seem to have the cutest scraps in the universe.

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  15. Oh my goodness, this is just adorable! You are so talented!

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