I have to say, when Michelle at the Quilting Gallery, said she was sick of the the winter blues, we were in the middle of a good size storm here, and I was feeling her pain!
So to cope, I decided to turn my thoughts towards Easter, which is rapidly approaching.Now if this little guy can't warm you heart... well what can I say? He is another one of those marvelous Whippersnapperdesigns (its linked for you) rubber stamp cuties.
I recently stumbled on WhipperSnapperDesigns.com thru Pinterest. Their designs were so adorable, that I knew I wanted to turn them into quilties. I contacted them and asked and they graciously gave me permission do so for my personal use.
The simple shapes allow for loads of fun playing with free motion quilting and thread playing.
It really gives them personality!
Adding a bright lime green border was the perfect way to say "Hello Spring, haven't seen much of you under all that snow lately!
Now if you have read my blog, I have talked about letting your fabrics speak to you when quilting. This is a good example. The plaid, made for perfect quilting lines. As I was working my way thru the border, I decided that I really didnt' need to go back the opposite direction. I rather like the looks of the simple straight stitches.
Looking at the back, you can see what I mean.
Don't you love peeking at quilt backs.
The texture, that all the stitching reveals, is so visually
So there you have it.
You've heard that old adage, Spring has sprung...
we can't say that here just yet, but
Spring is about to...well "spring"!!
Thanks for visiting me today.
I do have a give-a-way for not 1, but 2 lucky readers!
First off, is for someone with an embroidery machine.
First off, is for someone with an embroidery machine.
This adorable in the hoop cell phone case from Roberta's Creations.
Second... is this adorable pattern from Pie Plate Patterns
What a great way to jump into spring!
So here is how it's going to work...
You must be a follower. I so love my followers.
My goal is to inspire and entertain you, down this crazy quilting road we all "seam" to love to travel.
Leave a comment, tell us what's down your quilting road that you would like to share. After all that's how inspiration starts! Also let me know if you have an embroidery machine or not.
I will pick 2 winners on March 14th!
It will be a surprise just what package arrives on your doorstep!
And yes, I will ship Internationally!
Till then, keep on hoppin, cause we're gonna hop til we drop, and then, right into Easter.
Have a very blessed one!
What a fun quilt. I don't have an embroidery machine. I'm working on a knight quilt for my son. The tops done, but I need to work on the back.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is adorable. Thanks for the link. They do have cute ideas that could be made into quilts. I love the way you have quilted your quilt. Great work!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower. I usually can't wait to get one out of the frame just to see how the back turned out and yours turned out great. I have so many projects waiting for me that I don't know which to start next.ReplyDelete
Yay for your giveaway! I am a follower and wish I could quilt like you do!!ReplyDelete
So cute! I am a follower. I do not have an embroidery machine and am a new quilter. Actually, a pretty new sewer, since I hadn't sewn except for home economics 50 years ago, and a few little tshirts 35 years ago for my toddler. It's all new and exciting for me now!ReplyDelete
I have a embroidery machine? Currently I am making Carpenter Stars while teaching a group of new quilters how to make half square triangles.ReplyDelete
I am a follower, I do not have an embroidery machine. I am working on a quilt for my momma called Vintage Tin. I'm also working on another quilt called Bejeweled Wedding ring from the book "Link to the 30s" AND I'm collecting I spy 5" squares for a cool grandma's quilt..getting there on saving up those. It isn't as easy as I thought it would be to find novelty prints.ReplyDelete
I love that super cute Easter design!!ReplyDelete
They definitely need to get into the pattern business. He's soooo cute. As for me...down the quilting road....one never knows till it hits:)ReplyDelete
There is lot of articles on the web about this. But I like yours more, although i found one that’s more descriptive. FurnitureReplyDelete
I so love what you do with these patterns! As for down the road, I think that practicing more in the finishing department is warranted. I am trying cross hatching on a twin size quilt on a dsmReplyDelete
That is a darling winter blues bunny!!! I am one of your followers, I have an embroidery machine and my quilting project is to finish up my Easy Street.ReplyDelete
I am a follower. I don't have an embroidery machine. I have many tops that are calling me to quilt them.ReplyDelete
I always love new machine embroidery patterns. Love your bunny.ReplyDelete
I am a follower and I don't have an embriodery machine. Those little Easter quilties are so cute. You are lucky to have the pattern. Thanks for having a give away.ReplyDelete
Love looking at all the site, so much to see Thanks..ReplyDelete
I am a follower. I don't have an embroidery machine. Your Easter bunny is absolutely adorable!! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Love your bunny. I don't have an embroidery machine. This weekend, I have to get busy on a memory quilt for an 8 yr old girl who lost her mom to cancer. Then I'm not sure what will be next. Thanks for such a great blog. I want to be able to quilt like you do when I grow up.(Who know if that will ever happen) Thanks also for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
Hi, I am a follower and have been for some time. I do have an embroidery machine. Having just finished up three UFOs and one mystery, my quilting future has a spider web quilt lurking in the corner. I have the fabric and all the necessary tools ready to start it. Thanks for the fun giveaways. I am going to check out whippersnapperdesigns because that bunny is just too cute!!ReplyDelete
I'm a happy follower...sadly without an embroidery machine. Right now I'm working on a commission quilt but I also have a wedding present quilt waiting in the sidelines among a couple of other WIP. Thanks for the link to whippersnapperdesigns...too cute!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower and I make a lot of baby quilts for our church quilt ministry. I'd like the darling pattern! I'm also working on a round robin quilt, and have plans to make an applique/pieced quilt called Northern Wilderness. Thank you for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I am a happy follower of yours, enjoying your creativity. I am working on getting my quilt tops quilted and my UFOs finished! My goal is to start next year with no UFOs and no un-quilted quilt tops hanging around. I just need to quilt custom quilting every quilt and I might make my goal! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway...no embroidery machine here!!ReplyDelete
I am a follower ..cute things..I do have an embroidery machine..ReplyDelete
No embroidery machine here. I am a follower. My future is my many ufos. I really, really want to get them to a manable stage. So far this 18 have bit the dust....... I am on a roll.......,ReplyDelete
Hi there again I just visited you or our last hop. Love the giveaway but no I don't have an embroidery machine, well not yet but hopefully in my future...This is my year I trying to do all that I can do. I want to experience new things in the quilting world and get to make more friends...like you. Have a fun trip.ReplyDelete
I am an embroidery machineless follower... Love your bunny/flower/bug quilt. So cute. And by the way, Mishka has you listed on the Quilting Gallery list as not willing to ship internationally.ReplyDelete
I don't have an embroidery machine. I am finishing the trip along scrap quilt and making spring outfits for my grand kids.ReplyDelete
I so love the quilt designs you make from the Whippersnapper designs. So cute. I am trying to finish up an ink painted quilt started at a Pat Blair class. I don't have an embroidery machine.ReplyDelete
I am a follower. I do own a embroidery machine. Babylock Ellisimo. The first one not the new gold ediditon. What is down my quilty road. I would like to start makeing a lot more quilty projects. I need to get my extremly slow turlte like self into gear and speed up a bit.ReplyDelete
LOVE the quilt! I am a follower, but do not have an embroidery machine. Love your blog and all your lovely crafts.ReplyDelete
I do have an embroidery machine. Love the quilt. It is so cute. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.ReplyDelete
I love this bunny, you know I follow your great work..ReplyDelete
I have a Janome 6600 machine, it has stitches is that what you mean by an embroidery machine, usually its my hands.. LOLReplyDelete
Your little bunny quilt is just the cutest! So creative of you. I don't have an embroidery machine. I am a handstitcher when it comes to that. I spent all winter piecing so my plan is to FMQ for the Spring. Probably take me quite a few Springs to get all my UFOs done! Thanks for the great giveaway.ReplyDelete
that is adorable and inspiring. I need a new wall hanging. I am a new follower. I have an embroidery machine. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
I love Whippersnapper designs too. So, so cute. And your quilting really makes it special. I have an embroidery machine.ReplyDelete
Such cute designs.Your quilting makes it even cuter. I don't do Pinterest, but I have daughters who do. I'd rather Blog and Blog Hop.ReplyDelete
I am attending a Quiltmaker Block Party soon and am getting excited for that. I have do desire to own an Embriodery machine, except when it's time to make a label for my quilts.
Hi, Thank you for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
I am a follower via email and i don't have an embroidery machine.
And now, my quilting road leads me from my place to my mums or back again, I have my Horrizon set up at her place for my large quilting projects,and my Bernina set up at my place. Much more space at mums, just a little inconvenient at times when I want more space and have to get ready and go up there, can't just quilt in my nightie. lol
Cheers, Cindy Aus.
don't have one all i do is quilt. thanksReplyDelete
What a cute bunny? I don't machine embroidery. I enjoyed looking at your tutorials.ReplyDelete
I have been following you for a long time! I do NOT have an embriodery machine. My quilting future looks great as I retire on April 5 and have more time to play with fabric!!!! Thanks for always being YOU and for the great giveaway!ReplyDelete
Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.I do have an embroidery machine but I rarely use it. I've been doing some fusiable applique lately. Love the bunny looking up at the flower. I follow your blog and just signed up for email notice. THis is an easier way to keep up.ReplyDelete
My wife and I just bought a embroidery machine and have made labels for the last couple quilts we have made. We have no software yet so only done a few basic things but they were fun. I am a follow of your blog though GFC/ReaderReplyDelete
I'm following via email. I have two embroidery machines. We design our own designs.ReplyDelete
I'm following you throught GFC. I have an embroidery machine & am lovin' your cute bunny! Thank you sew much for this opportunity to win!ReplyDelete
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So good to meet a Colorado blogger, I will bookmark you and watch your fun times with the little Bunny. Ypur quilting is great and your quilt back are certainly a work of art. Keep up the good work, oh yes, no embroidery machine here. KathyReplyDelete
I am now a follower and your blog is easy to read! Yea for my old eyes. I have an embroidery machine and love in the hoop projects. I would love to win this!ReplyDelete
I am a new follower... I do not have an embroidery machine. I am planning on making a pieced BOLD blacka and blue quilt for my nephew using the block called Colorado Beauty.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a follower of your blog and I am sorry to say that I do not have an embroidery machine either. Your pattern from Pie Plate Patterns is so darn cute that I would be so happy to have a chance to win that. Thank you for a part of this Blog Hop and giving all of us, your followers, a chance to win and chase those winter blues away.ReplyDelete
I know follow your blog. I have a very basic embroidery machine. Thanks for chance to win.ReplyDelete
I am a new follower. I do not have an embroidery machine. I just joined a quilty barn along. My first quilt along!!!ReplyDelete
Hi - I've been a follower for a while. I'm looking forward to getting everything done for spring market, in the immediate future. Down the road, I'm looking forward to starting work on our spring 2014 line of designs. Never a dull moment. Please hop on over to Prairie Cottage Corner when you have a chance and we'll visit over a virtual cup of tea and a scone. See ya!ReplyDelete
What fun!! I am a follower and I dont' have an embroidery machine. I have been quilting for afew years now and I am loving it. I've sewn for many many years. Down the road hmm so many quilts and sew little time :) but something I have started to do since I hand quilt my quilts right now is to put a little quilted something hidden in each quilt. Like one granddaughter loves dogs so in the midst of all the other swirls of hand quilting (I use stencils) there is alittle puppy dog. and another is a lizard. I am now doing a QOV for a Navy person and it has the navy anchor in the center of one of the blocks. Just funReplyDelete
I just love what you did with the bunny and lady bug... great job on both of them... I do have a embroidery machine and love using it when making my quilt blocks.. I am just now getting into applique quilting, guess that is why the bunny caught my eye... I am now a follower and can not wait to see what you come up with next.ReplyDelete
Love the bunny quilt. I do not have an embroidery machine. I am a follower. I plan on making a picnic quilt this Spring. I also want to prctice my FMQ this year. Thanks forReplyDelete
the chance to win!
Oh your little bunny is so precious! I have four embroidery and piecing quilts this year and I'm hoping to stay caught up this year. I'm working on Leanne's House, Journey of a Quilter, Gardner's Alphabet and Susan's Dresdens. I do not have an embroidery machine.ReplyDelete
Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. I'm a follower.
I am a follower and I do not have an embroidery machine. I am just getting ready to start on my Bunny Hill Snowman quilt. I also have several projects waiting to be completed, some BOM's.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, that quilt is just adorable. I am a follower and do have an embroidery machine. In my quilting road, I am excited because my first big quilt is going on a road trip Friday when my husband and I will be taking it to a long arm quilter to be turned into something even more beautiful. I'm really excited and can't wait to see my first big quilt finished. I think it will give me the push to get over this slump I've been in once I see how it looks totally done. I have plans to work on a strip quilt on Saturday but my plans are generally tossed to the wind when I make them so we shall see if I can touch my machine Saturday or not. I also have fabric purchased a week ago to make my 1 yr old Granddaughter some pants that I had planned to make this week. Of course, as always my plans were pushed aside while I work on setting up a new computer my husband surprised me with last Friday. I have lots of plans but no time it seems. Imagine if I weren't disabled and home all day? LOLReplyDelete
I am a new follower. I want to start a Wedding Ring quilt. I have always wanted to do one. Yes, I have an embroidery machine. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.ReplyDelete
Hi, I am a follower and would love either one if I win. Thanks for a chance. I have a large King sized blue jean quilt top done and I bought the backing and now I can't find a long arm quilter that wants to do it. They keep telling me to just tie it so that is what I am going to do this summer when I can take it outside to work on it. Someone told me it was to heavy,ReplyDelete
I am hoppin til I will drop! I am a new follower! Oh I how I adore your Easter bunny appliqués. I don't own an embroidery machine!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower and don't have an embroidery machine. Maybe someday. I'm working on a quilt for my oldest son for his apartment and plan to start one as a wedding gift for another son soon. He'll be married in just a few months so I'd better get going.ReplyDelete