The pattern is in the MSQC Block magazine, Vol.1, Issue 2 - Spring. I began cutting in December, 2017 and finished the binding in April, 2018. It's my 11th quilt. Finished size is 87.5" square for my queen bed. I used stash yardage and left-overs for the top; most of it was intended for my first quilt but then I got distracted by shiney things and ended up going in a different color direction for that quilt. I was happy to get back to this colorway, and there was enough to make a nice big quilt without having to buy more. It was very fun to put the blocks on the design wall and move them around until it worked. The backing, rusty orange with white polka dots, was adorable for the binding as well. Love polka dots. The batt is Quilters Dream wool. Lyn at Camlyn Quilts did Pearls & Curls in the center, Curls in the cream border and Leaves in the green border. I love this quilt. It's in my top 3 favorites of all the quilts I've made. Posted 052419
I decided to make something with wool felt. I decided to sew it all by hand. The rabbit was store bought. My husband helped draw the rabbit patterns. The day after Easter I was wheeled into surgery. Hand sewing was relaxing and helped get my mind off the surgery. I embroidered the tails and outline of the rabbits using the button hole stitch and French knot.
This quilt started as a pile of neutral and white fabrics, embellished with touches of metallic silver. It sort-of “grew” on its own, without a pattern. When I decided to applique some of Jenny’s Wonky Star blocks onto the starry/snowy border, my granddaughter appeared at my side and exclaimed, “Grandma, the stars match the trees!” I couldn’t resist…..”There’s a story about that,” I said: “Once, there was a grove of young pine trees growing in the mountains. The trees wished and wished that someone would come to decorate them for Christmas, but no one came. A bunch of wonky stars in the sky heard their wishes and felt their disappointment. The stars began to shimmer and shine more brightly than the other stars in the sky. Magic stardust sprinkled onto the snowflakes, which fell to the grove below and covered each young pine tree with its own silvery, patterned blanket that matched the Wonky Stars. And the pine trees were beautiful and happy!” “Aaaah,” nodded the granddaughter, “so THAT’S what happened!”