I’ve been trying to design a new baby quilt for a while now.

This turns out to be much harder than it sounds. How to do pure and innocent without being sickly sweet and twee?

I was about to give up when I suddenly had the idea of using vintage embroidered tablecloths as a base.

The design came together by itself after that. I love it when that happens.

So, I’m imagining someone appliqueing little rabbits to a tablecloth hand embroidered by their grandmother and then wrapping a precious new¬†member of the family¬†up in it.

Wouldn’t that be nice?


The rabbit is one of my jointed applique templates and the pattern will be available in my shop soon.

7 Responses to “Rabbits”

  1. Christa Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    it looks great!!! I wish, I had your skills ..
    ciao ciao Christa

  2. wonderwoman Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    aah, that is so lovely.


  3. jude Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    always love how your animals dance!

  4. Pat Sieler Says:
    June 20th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    So lovely and so precious. I would have to improvise, as I don’t have any old table clothes. My grandma’s used table mats. Oh well, a visit to the Goodwill is in order.

  5. clare bower Says:
    June 21st, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Wow , it turned out really well .

  6. Lisa Says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    This gorgeous. I am sure anybody would treasure a piece like this.

  7. julia Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 7:28 am

    It’s lovely to look at and a great idea. I still have stacks of my grandmother’s handembroydered tablecloths and have been thinking about making them into a quilt for a long time. But I had never thought of it in quite this manner.

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