Wednesday, January 24, 2024

White Rabbit - Hop Hop Hop

 Another creative Hop topic is here. I love the imaginations of Joan and Carol and how they keep all of our brains running in strange and creative directions.

This month is all about Rabbits. White rabbits, rabbit fabric etc, etc,

As far back as I can remember I have been making Rabbits. Sewn, embroidered, stuffed, appliqued  and quilted to name a few.

Here is a small sampling of them before I get to the items I did specifically for this hop.

Of all of the Rabbits I have ever done this is my favorite.  I made her several years ago as part of a raw edge machine embroidery challenge.

I made her several times but this version is a block in a quilt that hangs in my Powder Room and I visit with her daily.

Last Easter I really got into WHITE RABBITS. I saw this design on JU JU designs and ended up making 6 of  them for the little ones in my life.

And this basket was made, I believe the first Easter I had an embroidery machine.

I filled the basket with FSL pieces including a couple of WHITE RABBITS

One of the most fun WHITE RABBIT projects I ever created happened the Easter during Covid when Paper Towels were at a premium.

                    I took a few of the rolls I had and made Easter gifts for a few of our close friends

They were received so differently.
The roll with the cross was taken apart after the holidays were over and the piece that was embroidered was placed and still hangs on my friends sample wall.  The bunny and duck were put away intact after the holiday to be brought out again the following year but the big roll with the 2 bunnies was ripped apart within 2 minutes of our arrival by the host even before his wife got to see it.  The concept of a roll of paper towels kinda blew his mind. DUH

OK enough of the past

For this hop I decided to make a baby quilt after shopping my stash and finding this wonderful piece of rabbit fabric.  Why do we keep wonderful fabric and not use it, saving it for what???????

I felt that having the fabric and the Hop was meant to be.  I learned how to make this block at a local quilt shop this year and ran with it.  Its 4 10 inch squares sewn and cut and sewn and cut leaving you with an 18 inch square.

I'm really not sure what I will do with it but I know of  a couple of children based organizations, one of which will benefit I'm sure.

I also found this embroidery design on JU JU designs and thought it would make for a great seasonal Tee Towel.  I will be gifting it to the couple who will be making our Easter dinner this year. (The same couple from the paper towel story. I'm sure this towel will meet with a happier ending)  

                          She is so dang cute I think I see another one on the horizon for myself.

So that wraps up my stop on yet another fabulous Hopping Event.  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment. Sorry for the photo overload.

Here is a list of all of the other participants.  If you haven't seen there creations, go and visit, you are missing out on some great work and ideas to be added to your to do list.