Sunday, January 19, 2014

Free Motion Quilting - The Bunny Quilt

I've just fallen in love with the free motion quilting of Angela Walters, Leah Day and Judi Madsen. They have taken quilting to a level that is very inspirational to me.  I find I really want to do it too!  As a result, I have renamed my colorful "Carnival Quilt" to the "Bunny Quilt", and have decided to take it in a fully quilted, free motion direction.

I started with this sweet bunny template from Electric Quilt's "Quiltmaker V2" collection for the central motif.  My plan is to pebble the lower half of the diamond shape so it looks like the bunnies are sitting on the ground.  I have a leaf shape in mind for the upper half, so it looks like the bunnies are hiding in a leafy grotto.  I haven't decided how to quilt the multi-colored fabric yet, but I plan to quilt lots and lots of leafy carrots in the yellow and green.  I look forward to sharing the process.  I hope it comes out OK!


Gene Black said...

I love your idea. I was just watching Leah Day on Craftsy. She used stippling in some areas to simply but effectively fill. I think that would work great on those multicolored areas as it would not detract from the other designs.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful Bunny.