Friday, March 18, 2011

WALKING RABBITS

Yes, rabbits walk.  At least in my two wall hangings.  Two finishes to share with you.  The pattern is called "Walking Rabbit".
These are wool applique on cotton.  These two wall hangings are all from stash.  Most of what I have been working on lately as been from stash but yet the shelves still look full.  If I remember correctly, the pieces are about 18 inches wide by 23 inches long.  I like the plaid jackets and the carrot in the pocket.  The pattern is from an older Red Wagon book called "Another Nice Mix".  I see that the book is available on Amazon. The book also has another cute pattern for two yellow chicks pulling a wagon with an egg in it.  I am not going to make this one as I made a smaller piece very similar from a Buttermilk Basin pattern.

I started another wool applique on cotton project.  I have all the stitching to do but you can see the work in progress as it is right now.

The applique design is from a Blackbird Designs book.  I will give you more information on that as the project progresses.  This block is supposed to be the medallion center for a wall hanging.  Just have to see how things come together.

I am off to eat my breakfast and then start stitching.  Check back with me in a couple days for a progress report.

Karen

48 comments:

Darlene said...

OMG, Karen, the 'walking wabbits' are adorable. They really make me smile - of course that shouldn't surprise you. LOL

Sue said...

karen, I LOVE those walking rabbits. Those are too cute. I love wool on cotton:)

Your basket block is lovely too. I really like the background fabric:)

Barb said...

Tooo cute!!

Cheryl said...

I love their plaid jackets!

Terry said...

I love those walking rabbits! They're so cool! :0)

Anonymous said...

Love the walking rabbits, I love working with wool also.
Wendy

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Beautiful as usual. Amazon should thank you they just got a sale - at least whoever was the first on the list as a resale!! Thanks Karen!!

Linda said...

Walking rabbits are too cute! Love them!

Robin said...

These "Gentlemen Rabbits" are cute, cute, cute. I love the plaid jackets, well done.

Anonymous said...

Oh those Walking Rabbits are just so flippin cute! I just love those plaid jackets!!! Not too girly!! (this coming from a house of guys!)

Sue said...

I just love those walking rabbits ! They are jut the cutest ! Great job on both of your appliques.

Carol said...

Oh I've always loved those rabbits...they're wonderful! I have one copy of Another Nice Mix (brand new) that I'd be happy to sell...if anyone needs one...$10 plus shipping...Glad to help out.

Kaaren said...

The 'Walking Rabbits' are too cute, Karen.

You know I'm a sucker from wool-on-cotton so today's projects are making me drool.

Angie said...

They are absolutely ADORABLE!! :D

Allie said...

You just find the cutest projects - those bunnies are adorable!

Madame Samm said...

Hello Karen, plaid and I am there especially when they come with their very own walking rabbits...very well done. Mary suggested I visit...Wow...sew glad I did...lovely work

Colleen said...

Lovveee your projects!

Karen said...

oh my...do you think one of those walking bunnies might just keep on walking over to my house?? {smiles}
Love the wool on cotton piece you're working on as well.
Your post made me think I need to pull out my bunny quilt. Wow- an oldie but goody. (Nice to revisit the early days of my quilting??).
:-)

Bunny said...

Love those rabbits. Adorable.

Shakerwood said...

Wonderful wabbits! Love the new wool project. I never thought to use that background fabric. I have some of that ..... somewhere in my stash!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the jackets on the rabbits.

Melanie said...

I've seen tons of the Blackbird fabrics--- way cool background fabric. I n e e d some of that......

Yvette said...

Your posts never disappoint. I especially love those bunnies.

Loris said...

I love your Walking Rabbits! I am really tempted to order one of those books. Thanks so much for sharing where you got this pattern.

Loris said...

OK Couldn't help myself...ordered it :-) Rabbits in clothes and chicks pulling a basket were too much to pass up!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I LOVE those Walking Rabbit quilts!
The plaid Jackets are so adorable.
Your basket block is turning out great too!

QuiltSue said...

I love the hiking rabbits, they really made me smile, especially with the carrots in their pockets.

Crispy said...

I LOVE the rabbits!! They are too cute :0)

You know I'll be back to see what else you get done over the weekend :0)

Crispy

Dixie said...

The rabbit quilts are just precious! Wool is so great to applique with! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the medallion quilt.

Caron said...

Your little rabbit wallhangings are adorable! Do I see a pattern coming in your future?

Appalachian Quilts said...

I love the walking wabbits! I love the old Red Wagon patterns. Too bad they aren't available anymore. There was another pattern they had with cats...i forget what it was called...but it was a decent-sized quilt and were just cat blocks. I think it was Thirteen ______ or Nine Lives....or something like that. I would love to find the book they were in, but haven't been able to. :(

Blessings

Lori said...

Karen The walking rabbits are SO adorable!! I can't remember if I told you but the rabbits in your header are too cute! I think I need more spring stuff like these.

Karen said...

I LOVE the rabbits!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathie said...

oh Karen those rabbits in their plaid jackets are just tooooooo cute!
oh boy!!! oerfect time of the year to have made them!
hope your hanging them up where you can enjoy them everyday!
nice wool applique love that background fabric!
Kathie

Micki said...

The rabbits are just too cute!
Micki

Purple Pam said...

Yes, I do see rabbits walking. Very cute rabbits, too. Your floral piece is great, too. But then, I think everything you do is great!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Looooooooooooove them!
xx, shell

Lee Prairie Designs said...

I think I need to start working on some spring project also. Your header and walking bunnies are delightful! Thank you for sharing.

Carolyn :)

Madammeke Ongeduld said...

thanks for visiting my blog, and a loved the plaids dith you make

Miranda said...

Thank you so much for you're sweet words! And I have to say the same thing to you....I just love you're bunny's. Wish they sold the book over here...to see whats all in there....

MARCIE said...

Love those bunnies!!!

Barb said...

love your rabbits and what great colors. The new app block is so wonderful on that cotton sampler fabric, what an interesting and wonderful choice!

julieQ said...

I really, really like your walking rabbits!!! Just wonderful!

Daniëlle said...

Ohhhh they look so cute, can they come walking all the way to Holland?? Love the basket on the alphabet cotton!! Hope you are happily stitching away!!! hugs, Daniëlle

Carrie P. said...

Oh, those bunnies are two cute.

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness, the rabbits look like they walked right out of a beautifully isllustraded children's book. Love the flower block in the prior post.

Karen said...

I just adore your header quilt of Miss Tessie Twitchett!!. Every time I see it, it makes me smile!
You have done a wonderful job with your walking rabbits! I love both of them! They are just so cute! I love the colors you used for them it just works perfectly!
I have a question about the wool on cotton quilts since you seem to do quite a few. Can you wash these quilts if needed? Won't the wool really shrivel up? Or is this a special blend of wool? Have you actually tried to wash one of these wool cotton blended quilts? I have always admired the wool on cotton but been afraid to do them.
You never cease to amaze me by what I see you working on!! :0)

Rebecca P said...

Hi I just found your great blog. Your work is wonderful, those walking rabbits are so darling. The fruit bowl I just love it.
I do have a question about wool on cotton. Do you hand blanket stitch the edges of the applique pieces?
Rebecca