There was an amazing response to the new pattern ... so I guess you liked it! I am so pleased and so grateful to all of you who entered & left such lovely comments! So many of you also went to the trouble of linking back to me in your blogs! I had a lot of fun peeping about the place this past week. I started out with the intention of leaving a comment with everyone ... but it got too much so please to all of you thank you so very much!!!!
So who are the winners .... well first up we have Corrie ....
who took out the preorder giveaway and will also be adopting a monkey.
The second giveaway went to ...Lindi!
Congratulations Lindi ...although I do believe that you have promised this prize to a friend ... Send me an email and we'll see what you want to do your prize...
Finally the last prize has been taken out by the absolute Queen of the Monkeyswhich I find absolutely hysterical!!! What would this girl want with one of my monkeys???????
Kitty we need to talk!!!!
Well done girls!
This past week has been crazy. I've spent a whole lot of time answering emails, folding patterns & lots of stuff other than sewing ... and that makes for a very cranky Kellie!!! So yesterday afternoon I decided that enough was enough and I powered up the Bernina and I've whipped up a little something to share with you all for Easter. This is my little Honey Bunny ... I'm making this for Jessie ...she's my little honey bunny :)
Honey Bunny - part one
You will need ...
two 11" squares of white fabric - one for background fabric & the other for the quilt sandwich backing fabric
fabric scraps for applique
11" square of batting
one 9" x 12" sheet of Lite Steam-A-Seam 2
Rotary cutter, quilting ruler, pins needles & scissors
Sewing machine capable of lowering feed dogs & a darning / free motion foot.
Jeans needle - 80/12
Lead pencil & water soluble pen
What to do ...
1. Down load the applique shapes and print out ready for use. Always follow the manufactures directions regarding the use of your fusible web.Trace the appliqué shapes onto the backing paper of the fusible web using a lead pencil ensuring that you leave adequate space between your shapes to allow them to be separated while still leaving a small margin around each of them.
2. Separate all of the shapes and select the colour combinations that you intend to use. Attach the fusible to the rear of the fabric. Cut out the shapes. Remove the backing paper revealing the tacky surface of the fusible. Using the photograph as a guide set out the applique shapes - making sure that the shapes do not come any closer than 1" to the edges of the fabric, except for the lower edge where the shapes should be 3/4" from the edge of the fabric. Once you are happy with your design iron it in place.
3. Using the photo of the as a reference and a water soluble pen, mark out the stitching detail of the bunny face & flower stems
4. Make a a quilt sandwich with the pillow top, batting and lining fabric using spray baste – be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
5. Change your foot to a free motion foot and drop your feed dogs. Select a top & bobbin thread to complement the shape you will be working on. Begin by lowering your needle into the quilt an inch or so from the shape. Raise the needle and pull on the top thread pulling the bobbin thread through to the top. Lower and raise the needle again temporarily securing the two threads on the top of the pillow surface. Slide your pillow top to your intended starting point and lower your needle. Free motion stitch close to the edges of all of the appliqué shapes stitching over each area at least twice.Take several stitches close together at the start & finish points of each applique shape this will secure your stitches allowing you to cut the threads at the quilt surface eliminating the need to bury your threads.
6. To complete the stitching detail of the bunny's face stitch over the marked line a couple of times until the row of stitching is the desired thickness – I used two rows of stitching.
7. To complete the flower stems I used a machine stitch that looks like a hand back stitch - if you don't have a suitable stitch you could complete this in the same manner as you did the bunny's face - you would need to do 4 to 6 rows of stitching to achieve a line thick enough.
8. Once you have finished this process complete the background quilting. I used an echo swirl background fill design.
So that's it for this post I'll be back in a bit so with the rest ... I think I will make mine into a little cushion ... how original!! :) What will you do with yours??? Good yomtov! ... I'll be snacking on some pretty mean chicken soup tonight & chopped herring!!! Yum! Kellie PS. Look what I found in my letter box yesterday ...
So that's it for this post I'll be back in a bit so with the rest ... I think I will make mine into a little cushion ... how original!! :) What will you do with yours???
Good yomtov! ... I'll be snacking on some pretty mean chicken soup tonight & chopped herring!!! Yum!
PS. Look what I found in my letter box yesterday ...
but more about this next time...