Monday, April 18, 2011

Bunny SAL and Carmela's Garden

I was one of many to join Kissy's Bunny SAL, 3 parts in 6 days, a commitment I could handle. I had a small piece of old fabric in my stash from Sassy's Fabbys from the days when she did the hand-painted technique. This was done on a lovely color called Spring Shamrocks. I changed up the colors to work with the fabric and just to be a little different. I loved stitching this and I love how it turned out. I made it into a little zippered bag since I never seem to have enough of those to store stitchy things and other small items.

Just finished a Love Quilts Square for a quilt with the theme of "Girls Being Girls". This design was a freebie displayed by a blogger named Carmela who has since closed her blog. She always had the cutest designs. I think I saved this one with the thought of making a Comfort Doll from it. I added the little motifs outside the border just to make the design a bit larger. Those come from some hardback books on my shelves by various designers. Just when I think it's time to get rid of those books, they come in handy!

Finally, here are some iPhone photos of the various t-shirts and onesies designed for my Jazzercise instructor's new grandson. My instructor was moved to tears by the efforts of some of her students. You can see my shirt with the owl in the top photo.

Zachary's Gifts


Margaret said...

I love your Bunny SAL zippered bag -- how cute is that! That colors are wonderful -- that green for the fabric is yummy! Love your Love Quilts square too -- very nice! That's so great that your Jazzercise instructor was so touched by the gifts you all made her. They're wonderful!

Miss 376 said...

I love the bunny bag, the colour is wonderful

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your bunny bag is darling as is your quilt square! Love your additions to the square - it finishes it off very nicely! The onesies are so cute - what a great gift!

Kirsten said...

Everything is just perfect!
I absolutely love the birds on top of the girl design!!! You guessed that, right? ;-)

TammyK said...

All the projects are totally adorable. Great job Annie!

♥ Nia said...

Everything looks adorable!! Congrats sweetie :)
I love those little birds on the top of the border! so cute! perfect detail :)

Ranae said...

The bunny SAL project turned out absolutelty stunning, love the colors you used.
And then I love the love quilt sqaure too, those little birdies on the border make it so sweetly unique
Cute onesies

Rachel S said...

Very pretty finishes!

Jan said...

I love the bunny bag. The stitching is great and I envy your sewing. The quilt square is adorable too.

Carol said...

Oh, that bunny pouch is so cute, Annie--love the pale green fabric, too. And what a sweet Love Quilts square--there is so much detail in that piece. That snail in the lower right corner is so cute :)

I can see why your Jazzercise instructor was so touched--what a thoughtful gift from her students.

Mylene said...

Your bunny pouch is so lovely! Those gifts for the instructor are so adorable!!

Jackie said...

Your bunny SAL zippered purse is just cute as can be!

You are such a great user of those freebies you've collected. It's nice to see them!

Theresa said...

Your bunny purse is soooo cute~~~ So is the garden girl!!!

Handmade gifts are the best!!!! I can imagine how moved your instructor was when receiving these gifts!!

Melanie said...

Super cute!! Just love love love the purse!

Nancy said...

As always your stitching is so pretty and filled with beautiful colors! I love the border on your garden piece! The onesies are too cute.

Alisa said...

Awesome bunny bag! The Love Quilt square is adorable, I especially like the birds sitting on top of the border. :) Very creative!!

ArchangelDecker said...

I love the fabric that you chose. It sets off the design so nicely! :)

Michelle said...

The bunny bag is so adorable! Great job on all your stitching!

Pumpkin said...

The bunny pouch is adorable :o)

Love your contribution to Love Quilts Annie. It even has a bunny on it!

Lee said...

Your work as always is perfectly stitched,
love Carmela's garden what a simple but prety border to finish the design. It'is a pity her designs are no longer available.

Karen said...

Love the bunny bag and the garden girl stitching is lovely, too!

Farm Girl said...

I love your little bunny bag! The idea of putting a zip in something is more than a little scary to me! The gifts for your instructor are lovely, no wonder she was thrilled. Your Love Quilts square is adorable too!

Olenka's Stitches said...

thank you very much for your kind words.
I love your Bunny zippered bag, it's pretty and practical. The quilt aquare looks wonderful too.

Michele said...

Love your bunny case :) Great color fabric!

What a darling quilt sqaure.

Thanks for visiting my blog ... I enjoyed visiting yours and I'll be back :)

Sandra said...

The green pouch turned out lovely Annie!

Love how you combined the little motifs with the large one to make the square larger, those little birds are so cute!

And the baby t-shirt is cute, did you stitched it too?

Lois said...

What a cute bunny stitch and what a nice Love Quilts square. Those tshirts are so cute!!!!

Annette said...

What beautifull pieces you have made!!!
Happy Easter!!

Siobhan said...

Cute finishes!! I love the girl square that you did for the quilt--I'm sure the recipient will love it!

♥ Nia said...

Happy Easter!! :)

Vinniey said...

Love the bunny zippered bag. Beautiful matching color of the zip and fabric with the design. I love your "Girls being girls" too, it's such a lovely and whimsical design.

Heather said...

I've been enjoying your blog for several hours now -- you choose really interesting things to stitch and then finish them in such unique ways. I *love* what you did with the monsterbubbles "four calling birds" ornament (and I bet the designer would love your finish, too; she's so creative ... her designs are always some of my favorites).

But I'm commenting with a request, if I may. If you did save the chart Carmela created, I would dearly love to have a copy ... Otherwise, I do believe I'll be sitting in front of my computer screen doing the best I can to recreate this one, LOL.

What a shame that she took down her blog; I'm always saddened/surprised when that happens to burgeoning designers and hope they pop up again soon. Sadly, a lot don't after they experience a meanness which is completely uncalled for, of course, and which this world needs way less of rather than more. Sorry ... I've had my own experiences that fit into this problem (related to something else, not designing ... I don't have the talent to design), so I feel very protective towards anyone else who may encounter it, too; I'll hush now.

Thanks in advance for any help with this chart -- and for such a lovely evening spent on your blog, too! :)