Feb 26, 2012
Joined at the Hip. ( Look for BU 3 if you try the link.) I didn't get it done last year so I would like to make it THIS year even if I may not get it hung for March.I can't replicate the fabrics that they use for it but I can make it to my tastes and stash fabrics. I am not all that crazy about all that brown, for example.
Referring to the fabric picture below I have some fabrics pulled. My rabbit will be white, not cream, thank you very much. The background will be that soft yellow calico. I had some pink plaid as they suggested for the ears, nose and tail. More on that stuff in a minute. 5 oranges for the carrots? No problem---I've got that covered.. 3 pastels for the eggs? Got that in spades! Green for the carrot tops and a possible brown for something though I didn't go check the homespun bin yet for brown plaids.
Then apparently not satisfied to just drive MYSELF crazy I called my mom and put her on the chase for any leftovers. I don't know if I sent her my yardage or what? She had planned to make a duplicate of my quilt so who knows? LOL, she didn't recall that part. An hour later she called and said she found 3 possibles candidates but not the basket weave in question. It helps to have your mom share your interests.
Now, over the years I have raided it for a bit here or there for a square or two but basically the yardage was still combined and in its own basket. Today I yanked out the yellow calico and the pink plaid. There is a nice yellow with a pink pin dot in there too that may not too safe down the line too. I think if I have not used it for the quilt plan since 1990, it is okay to "break up the set" when I need it for something else. It has antiqued long enough. They'll make more, though far more expensive than this was.
I don't think I am cutting anything out today. I'll wait to see what Mom's basket weave ideas look like and adjust accordingly. I'm still closer to March than I was this morning!
And sew it goes-------think I'll just do a little embroidery tonight and plan on sewing tomorrow, one of the two QOV's probably.