Monday, 6 June 2016

On the Bunny Trail

 This new little bunny is called lettuce and she is made with some gorgeous brand new fabrics: bunny trail by the super talented jodie carleton who designs wonderful toys as well as lovely fabrics.........see her work over on her blog ric rac here.............it was such a pleasure to stitch up some of my little makes with these adorable designs.............
 ..............having a new set of pretty fabrics to work with reminds me of having a new paint box......lots of creative possibilities in there and lots of colourful inspiration.......
 ..........i made a doll quilt inspired by the one in my book simple sewn gifts.....just easy squares but you can add applique here and there and add buttons or tags to make it special............
 ...........all children like to tuck their toys up in bed and these make lovely gifts for little ones....
 ................i made a bunny patchwork block too (pattern from my book pretty patchwork gifts).....and on the back of the quilt is a bunny patch, applied with bondaweb and sewn round with blanket stitch...
 .............jodie's fabrics are always colourful and well designed with lots of useful mixer prints and adorable little motifs for applique too..........
 ...............last year i made some pentagon ball toys and i decided the motifs in these prints would be lovely for fussy cutting and making these.....
 ...........there are lots of patterns online for the pentagon shape and how to join the ball (you make two bowl shapes and then sew them together)....the main thing to remember when making these is to do very tiny stitches close together to hold the filling in firmly .............
 ..............below is my work table with things gathering for my bunny trail photo shoot :).......
 .................i did make a carrot with the perfect carrot-making orange textured fabric and i know i will be making some more and some radishes too......i am looking forward to ordering some yardage when the fabrics are in stores later this summer.....you can check out the fat quarter shop for details here....
 ..............and i made a block for my sampler quilt......this one is from the farmer's wife 1930's sampler quilt book and it is entitled doris..............i love this block and could see a whole quilt made from this one.........maybe another one for my long to do list...............
 ...........i gave the china bunny pincushion a little radish fabric make over and yes....i knew i had some somewhere....found the carrot and bunny pins to add to it too :) ........
............i hope you have enjoyed hopping down the bunny trail with me this week lovely readers.......thank you as always for dropping by and for your very kind comments........wishing you all a happy crafty week.....back soon  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

31 comments:

Kate said...

Lettuce (love her name) and her accessories are delightful!

Cindy said...

Very pretty fabric and yo made some very cute things from it! (It looks like Easter!) Have a great week!

Jacky H said...

Hi i love lettuce the bunny you colours are so happy.

Jacky

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how sweet! I love all the cute fussy cutting you did with your fabric. I'm still deciding what to do with mine, although, I'm thinking a little dolly quilt might lead the pack of ideas. Thanks, as always, for all the wonderful inspiration!

Susan said...

That bunny fabric is too cute for words. I love the way you fussy cut it.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

everything you make is beautiful, I love the fabric, so cute for little ones xx

Kim said...

Adorable! What's better than bunnies??

PamKittyMorning said...

Love these cute projects Helen, Jodies fabric is so cute!

Carole Williamson said...

Aww Lettuce is so cute Helen, I really must have a go at making her.
Thank you for a lovely inspiring blog post as always, hope you have a lovely week too.
Love from Carole Williamson in Rossendale Lancashire xxx

Frances said...

Hopping down your very whimsical bunny trail was lots of fun!

I like the idea of the pentagon patchwork ball toys. Your quilt square with the orange triangles is such a different color addition...it really works beautifully!

It will be fun to see what you show us next.... xo

Mickie said...

Helen,
Such a sweet post! Love little Lettuce bunny. Have bunny making on my to do list. The list keeps getting longer and longer, as well as my WIPs list. I guess it keeps life interesting and fun!
Mickie, Indiana USA

Jennifer Hays said...

All of these projects are so sweet, Helen. The fabrics are really cute. I'm in the process of making a doll quilt myself and I really like the little buttons on yours. Maybe I'll do some of those too. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Art and Sand said...

Lettuce is adorable.

Annerose said...

Ein schönes Häschen und wunderschöne Stoffe. So lebensfroh und erfrischend.Liebe Grüße Annerose

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

A very sweet little rabbit x

Jane said...

Awww Helen little Lettuce is adorable...that bunny trail fabric is so sweet. She looks very comfy in her dear little bed. Happy June and enjoy the sunshine xx

Ali said...

Oh my - just too cute xx

Tracy K Nixon said...

Awwwww I love Lettuce the bunny and her accessories! You are so talented and imaginative!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen, you know I love all your posts but when you do a bunny one, it's the icing on the cake!
I love little Lettuce and her pretty quilt! I think I'll have to add those pretty fabrics to my wish list, they are so gorgeous. Your new block is made from such beautiful colours and of course the carrot is brilliant.
I can't go without mentioning the cute bunny and carrot pons too!
Love it all,
V xxx

Maywyn Studio said...

Lettuce is a charmer for sure! I love all the designs.

Simone said...

Such sweet fabrics and a lovely Lettuce! x

Teresa Kasner said...

Love the new bunny.. you always make the best things. Love the colors, too. Our girls are here and I'm enjoying it so much! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Amy at love made my home said...

Beautiful bunny love!

bj said...

Lettuce...a perfect name for this adorable bunny...
I love everything you do...xo

Pat's Patch said...

Happily hopped down your bunny trail. Wonderful makes with such a sweet bunny fabric. XOX

Wood Fairy said...

What delightful, safe, soft toys for babies, I am sure there will be many ladies making these!

Gracie Saylor said...

It has been fun hopping through this post...more than once! My eyes are especially fascinated with your block for your sampler quilt. And making a doll quilt is now higher on my to make list :) Thanks for the links as well, Helen. xxxxxxx

jodie said...

Oh wow !! So many wonderful projects. Lettuce is a delight - with her gorgeous clothes. May I share some of your pictures on my blog Helen (with links and credits of course). I am soo impressed with your pentagon ball. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to hand sewing projects.

Merrill Hogan said...

You have made some lovely things with Jodies fabric. I read about your creations on her blog so I thought I would hop over and have a look. Great job!

Maria said...

All beautiful things that you've made with Jodie's fabric! Lots of inspiration there 😊

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your site today, sew many really nice things and colors to see....thanks for sharing.