Thursday, 31 July 2008

Five down and none to go!

Hooray! I have managed to just sneak in under the bar and complete Peg's challenge to complete 5 UFOs before the end of July. My green and yellow baby quilt is all finished, and I am very pleased with it.


I have decided to call it 'Run, rabbit!' as the chasing rabbits make me think of the old 40s song,

'Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run.

Don't let the farmer catch you with his gun.

He'll get by without his rabbit pie,

So run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run!'

There are green rabbits running ound the centre, rabbits quilted in the large white spaces

and then rabbits quilted all round the borders. I cut several rabbit shapes out of freezer paper and ironed them lightly onto the borders. Then I machine quilted along the top edge of the rabbits in one continuous line, and then went back and did the underside. Then I was able to pull the freezer paper off, iron it onto another side of the border and so on.

I also put a reason for the rabbits to be running. It's not the farmer, but the fox!

6 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

Oh man!!! THat quilt is soooo darn cute! (although I did think the fox was a bit mean LOL)

Joyce said...

That's a very cute idea for the border quilting.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lynda that is just so cute...well done on your finish 5....you have done a fab job...congratulations...

anne bebbington said...

Love the fox - just adds that little twist at the end!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Well done!! It looks fab! Love the rabbits...very cute.

Hope you're keeping well. ;o)

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on a great finish!! I love the quilting that you've done - the freezer paper trick is a really neat idea. Great quilt :)