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

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pink Rain and Chocolate Rabbits

"Pink Rain and Chocolate Rabbits" (30" square)
By Sherrie Spangler

I finished Karen Musgrave's challenge quilt, and here it is! You can see photos of the other quilts at Karen's blog:

My quilt, "Pink Rain and Chocolate Rabbits," is a garden patch that's home to chocolate rabbits who feast at the Hershey Kisses foil wrapper spots in the garden. (More details on that in this post

This one (above) escaped through a tiny gap that I left in the hot pink fence.

Here's the gap in the photo below, left side. Actually, there's a gap because I didn't feel like turning corners anymore with the binding strips. That's one of the Hershey Kisses wrappers in the bottom half.

This was a really fun challenge, which began with vintage curtain fabric provided by Karen. You can see four pieces of it in this last photo. I overpainted some of mine and dipped some in strong tea. We had to include this fabric and use techniques from Rayna Gillman's new book, "Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts."

Have a colorful day


Judy Ferguson said...

Great job on this. Unexpected elements that surprise. That is always a must for a good piece of art. Things that look like they are just thrown together, usually take a lot of thought.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Cute! The bunny outside the fence just really makes this - just cracks me up. Love your rationalization for leaving that gap in the binding. Actually, the quilt tells a really cute story and you were right to go with that fabric that showcases the pieced part.

Karen S Musgrave said...

I’ve been allocated 5 sites to award a Liebster Blog Award for inspiration and interest… I love your blog, so I think you should have one.
Please check back to my blog to receive your award and pass it on.

Ladybug said...

WOW! I searched the 1st picture for the gap in the fence, but didn't find it. LOVE the story of this - AND the prodical bunny. You couldn't have been thinking of another bunny could you...? You did yourself proud on this one, Sherrie. Oh, & congratulations of the Liebster Blog Award. WELL deserved!Your blog truly brings sunshine to my day.