Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, January 21, 2011

Not a Lucky Rabbit

Art quilt by Sherrie Spangler, copyright 2010. Size: 12"x12"
Well, we gave it our best shot but it wasn't good enough. My Cosmic Rabbit quilts inspired by Bunners were not on the finalist list for the Quilting Arts 2012 Calendar Contest. The list is on Pokey Bolton's blog today. Congratulations to those who were chosen.

Art quilt by Sherrie Spangler, copyright 2010. Size: 12"x12"
But the good news is that now I can put the quilts on my blog, so here they are. I started with photos of Bunners and used them as the basis for my design. I painted all of the fabric (except the leaves) and used Shiva paint sticks to stencil the swirly patterns on the first quilt.
Then I embroidered lavishly with hand-dyed perle cotton thread from Laura Wasilowski of Artfabrik. Click here to see her luscious samples. I also added hundreds of beads on the second one to make Bunners sparkle, and used a shisha mirror for his eye in the first quilt.

The two quilts in process.




This one is based on Bunners' Easter photo.


Closeup of the stenciled patterns and French knots with Laura's thread.  


9 comments:

Judys Fiber Art said...

I love, love, love them. They are so cute and extremely appealing. Can't imagine that they didn't make the calendar.

Sherrie Spangler said...

Thank you Judy. Yes, I don't know how they could resist those perky ears.

Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

up late, and just read the news...so sorry, bunners and sherrie.

Terri Stegmiller said...

They're so cute!

Laura Wasilowski said...

They are wonderful! Thank you so much for using my thread.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Eh, what do they know? Either of these would have been a great calendar picture. I rather like the rabbit chilling out. You do great work!

Liesbeth Wessels said...

How funny, and how beautiful !
greetings from Liesbeth,the Netherlands

Sherrie Spangler said...

Thanks everyone for checking in. Bunners is carrying on as usual, oblivious to the rejection.

Rabbit Liza said...

Lovely bunnies and so sunny :-) Bunners is very cute in those glasses :-)
Regards from Yulia and rabbit Liza...