Monday, February 14, 2011

Wrong chocolate holiday...

I'm just thinking out loud and planning the borders for the "Bunnies Prefer Chocolate" quilt top (an older BOM pattern by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs).  I'm opting for my own borders...I really wanted some hand appliqued words to go with my hand appliqued chocolate bunnies.  It seems like a good day to be working with anything chocolate...even Easter bunnies.

I am hand appliqueing one word on each fabric.  Then I will soak each piece in water to remove the glue, cut to final size, and sew together for a scrappy outer border.  I thought this would be fun since the background of the quilt center is also pieced and scrappy.  I think I will add a red, skinny stop border first, perhaps with some tiny sawtooth triangles in the bottom left corner, opposing the busy wordy top right corner for some added interest and balance.
It's definitely a work in progress.  It was just a UFO languishing on my design wall until I settled on adding a humorous word border.  It's all part of my UFO rehab project for 2011.  I am finding adding an original twist to an existing pattern/project a good tactic when trying to fluff up tired UFOs I want to finish.  The creative spark seems to light a fire under me and make me want to get it done.  So far I'm managing to fool myself into thinking the revised projects are "new" and fun.  I also chase my tail - LOL!

Then I will hand quilt like crazy on it...after I finish hand quilting the "All Around the Town" quilt. 

I hope everyone had a Happy Valentine's Day!

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)

13 comments:

  1. This is looking really good. I enjoy seeing progress on the UFO's too. cw

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  2. Love all the chocolate bunnies!!

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  3. I love your ideas for the borders on this - I did this quilt a few years ago and my borders are just ... borders!

    Looking forward to your process ...

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  4. Aww those bunnies are just too darn cute :)

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  5. What a great quilt. I love how you are adding your own touch.

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  6. Really, Really cute Teresa and good idea to add new life to some old projects.
    Happy Stitching,
    Cheri

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  7. How cute is this quilt? Will you have words on
    all borders? I think you are doing great on your UFOs. Happy quilting.
    Janet

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  8. The saying around the border is fabulous....did I tell you that before? I can't remember LOL. I'm looking forward to seeing how end up doing the borders :0)

    I love how you are fooling yourself into thinking these are "new" projects.

    Crispy

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  9. absolutely gorgeous and the words really MAKE the quilt! You are a genius!

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  10. Love all things Anne Sutton.....she is just so talented and generous.....have you done any of her free patterns? so darn cute and you have done a great job....love the combo of the words with the bunnies.

    Happy Sewing

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  11. I love those bunnies!! And it is great to see how you are adding your own ideas! Wonderful!!!
    Happy Stitching
    Jane

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  12. this quilt is almost as fun as the town quilt! I love the bunnies and your letters are awesome!!
    hows that thimble working out? are you stitching faster?

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