A couple weeks ago my mom and I took a quilting class together.  Seems like such a normal sentence.  But for me it was nirvana.  My mom’s work situation has changed a bit so that she and my dad now have weekends free (after 10 years!).  So getting to spend time with someone I love doing something we love was just so sweet.

The class was taught by Shannon Brinkley and was her scrappy bits applique technique.  I made a giant pink rabbit.  Her is Shannon using my beloved machine in class to demonstrate free motion quilting the scrappy bits:


I used the giant pink rabbit to make a baby quilt for a friend.  I am meh about the quilt.  The rabbit is adorable, but I don’t like the khaki I used behind the rabbit.  I was going for that khaki pants-pastel izod shirt look that was the fashion of the cool kids when I was a kid (but not a cool one).  Preppy, I guess.  But the khaki is too dark and the border is too light.


This is the back – using up those large cuts rather than buying fabric.


I really do like this technique, but it is a lot of work and the rabbit itself is very stiff.  Not sure how to make that better.  And I had stress dreams last night about the rabbit popping off because it wasn’t sewn down well enough.  And I was very late to work and I was just trying to get the rabbit sewn down.  And I had to pee.  I always have to pee in my dreams.

For better or worse this little quilt is set free today.  Hope the little girl it is for will like it.  Regardless, I got to spend some time sewing with my mom.  woot.

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish It Friday!

Published by ghrn

Wife, stepmom, corporate grunt, quilter, liberal, dork

3 thoughts on “Wabbit!

  1. Darling quilt! I am glad you are enjoying time with your Mama! I miss mine so very much! It’s great to share the same recreational interests!

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