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.






19 comments:

  1. All are wonderful projects. The baby quilt with that rabbit fabric is so cute. I also often wonder why some of us will save fabric- you made a great choice to use it for that quilt.

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  2. There are so many rabbits to choose from. So cute and such beautiful work. The baby quilt looks great with that cute bunnie fabric. I have never seem embroidered paper towels before. Glad you got a photo before gifting and having it used right away. How funny. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Such a lovely group of bunny projects! I really like the new dish towel.

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  4. It was a delightful "photo overload" of bunnies this morning...such fun! It's such a guy thing to not know the value of an embroidered paper towel roll and just rip into it. Funny, but not so funny, to see your precious work wiping up a mess on the counter. That dish towel bunny is sooo cute! I love him! Thanks for sharing all your amazing (as always) projects! xo

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  5. Adorable bunny projects, all of them. Love the dish towel bunny. I am going to have to look at Designs by Ju Ju.

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  6. You always inspire me with your creations. I love the paper towels. I got on an embroidered TP kicks a few years back, thanks to you. Paper towels might be on this years agenda now 🤣. Love all your stitcheries and what a sweet quilt to be loved by someone very soon!

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  7. Well, it looks like I’m anonymous today!🙄. It’s me, really it is! LOL!

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  8. So many wonderful projects! The paper towels are intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh my goodness, what great projects! I love them all! Your paper towels story was so funny, yet so true! You never know how people will use your gifts. I'm sure he had no idea what work you put into it! My husband would be picking his teeth up off the floor if he ever did something like that! :) Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects and stories!!

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  10. I sure got a chuckle when I read what a DUH partner can do to a sweet gift. Your bunnies are adorable, and they don't eat you out of house and home. Thanks for sharing your story and your delightful makes.

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  11. I've made gobs of those DBJJ bunnies for all the Littles that come into my life. Even doggies! I normally just use them for scrap busting projects. When My trims container gets full, I stuff it into the bunnies and close it up. And the newest design!!! in the pocket. Cant wait to find the perfect item to stitch it on!

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  12. It was fun to read about the paper towel reactions ... the torn apart one must have hurt! However, I love all your bunny shares, thank you!

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  13. Oh my, each of those bunnies are cuter than the next!! Love the paper towel ones, what a great idea!! xx

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  14. So many cute and creative projects. I don't think paper towels would 'spark' interest here either as eyes rolled over bowl cozies and mug rugs.

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  15. Such lovely cute bunny and quilt eye candy. Great projects.

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  16. You've done so many cute bunny projects. My favourite is the little one wearing the red dress.

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  17. Beautiful bunny projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. So many adorable bunny projects. Love those lace ones.

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