Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bunny Bedtime Bankies

What's a grandma to do when she has four lively granddaughters, fluffy tails over heels in love with their perky pet stuffed bunnies? What is she to do when Easter's right around the corner and a scrap bag full of snips and snaps of springy colored fabric waits patiently beside her bunny slippered feet? What if she's a flop at applique, and binding makes her go bananas? What if she's decided that each great-grand-bunny needs its own little cozy bed quilt in its own little bedtime basket? What if she decides that those needs need meeting NOW? Quickly! Like a bunny!

Each of my Bunny Bedtime Bankies is 13" x 7.5" and requires very little sewing. Start with a 4" x 7.5" piece that will serve as a pillow. Stitch it to a 2" x 7.5" strip of blanket, followed by another contrasting 8" x 7.5" piece to complete the front. After that, it's time to make a sandwich of matching batting and backing and begin the fun of decorating!

These three little free hand snuggle sisters were traced to fabric prepped with iron on lightweight interfacing. So were the birds, basket and leaves. The flowers are hand made yo yos topped with buttons. Use an ultra-fine point marker for features. Cheeks are touches of pink craft paint. Tear muslin strips and sew them together for tails that pop up everywhere!

Lightly hand quilt - if you must! - around the basket and bunnies. Stitch a line along all four sides, too, to hold everything together when complete.

Don't really know why these bumbling bees decided to bother those bunnies, but there they are! If things get extra-lazy for you - like they did for me! - you can even "fake quilt" with a line of inked stitching around some squares.

This little guy is growing by leaps and bounds - like every good bunny should!

And that is all.

Lights Out!

"Good Night everybunny!"

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  1. awwwww - so cute!! When my grand-bunny gets old enough I'd love to make something like this.

  2. So so cute - lucky little girls. I love the different expressions.

  3. Oh my, your bunnie quilts are just adorable.. You are so creative! Your grandchildren will just love them, I do.. Happy March and have a great day!

  4. These are so cute and will be such a hit with the girls. Flowers, veggies, native pollinators - you've got it all covered. A+ to Grandma. :-)

  5. This is just adorable! You know, a year or so ago I bought some Yo Yo Maker thing and my resulting yo-yo's did not look right at ALL, lol. I decided to make some without a THING-Y, but forgot all about it until seeing your pretty ones. Back onto the bucket list they go! :)

    Meanwhile don't we owe Judy some stuff? We could send her our projects to bind, ha ha

  6. These are just so cute. Every bunny is going to love them!

  7. Oh my friend, these are absolutely adorable! Every little girl would love one of these :) Thank you for the sweet inspiration and thank you for sharing at ROI. Hugs to you!

  8. Those are so darned cute and I know 4 little grandchildren who are going to just love them! You done good Grandma J!

  9. oh my these are just absolutely adorable, how wonderful!!

  10. The bunnies are precious, I love the little dangling feet. Thanks for linking at For what it's worth-jeannie

  11. Just adorable - thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy - have an awesome week!

  12. what sweet blankies. I bet each of the granddaughters love these

  13. So much fun and so BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend :)

  14. Great quilts. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.
    Have a great week.

  15. Every bunny would love a little snuggle blankie like these! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  16. All I can say is what absolutely beautiful work you have created. I can't pick one I like over the others, they are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick