Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Finish: Rabbit Wall Hanging


This week I worked on a small piece to hang on the wall. I enjoy doing smaller pieces, something I can work on while I relax and finish in time to enjoy for the season. I really like this design, it reminds me of a Warren Kimble painting and looks nice on the wall.

The design is by Sarah Sporrer  and part of her Folk Quilt of the Month. The patterns are older but if you do a search for her patterns, there are still some for sale. I was lucky enough to get some of her patterns from my friend Karen. You can see the bird piece as her banner, I think I will do that one next.

I decided to try something different with mine. I used the yarn dyed japanese taupes for the appliqu├ęs and some older fabric that was similar in weight for the background. I really like how it came out and I think this design would look nice in a pair with different color schemes.

I cropped some of the border so I could get a closer look at the details on the fabric. The appliques are a black shade but the flash left it a bit lighter. For the applique, I used  lana wool thread, which appears white as well as the green for the date, flash is not a quilts friend. For the words, I used a #5 dmc cotton thread, I like how it sewed, and shows up nicely on the background.


If you would like something fun to do for the week, Kaaren has her Friday Freebie and it is a fun piece to do for Easter. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

And today is my son's birthday, he turned 32 today. I found this photo of us when we went climbing up Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. He was almost two and Bill and I took turns carrying him up the mountain, he was that light.

16 comments:

jennifer768 said...

Love the rabbit wall hanging!The colors are beautiful. Happy birthday to your son!That is such an awesome pic of the two of you.Have a wonderful weekend.Blessings,Jen

annie said...

wonderful piece of work, just love this!
your son was a beautiful baby, and you look so happy there on the mountain! time goes too quickly doesn't it?

HomeSpunPrims said...

Cute bunny hanging Debbie. Happy birthday to your son. What a sweet picture. The years go by too fast! Hugs, Lori

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Love that bunny! I think I have that pattern stashed away somewhere.... What a fun picture of you and your so ...beautiful!

Karen said...

You did the rabbit! You are ready for April with all the spring projects you have been working on. I like how you did the wall quilt.

You haven't mentioned your grandbaby lately. Mentioning your son made me think of him.

Karen said...

Love how you finished your sweet rabbit - it's so cute. I have made all of those and love changing them out each month. The picture of you and your son is adorable - what a memory.
Karen

Kris said...

Great post!! I love the bunny wallhanging!! You do such fun work!! And how neat to find that picture of you and your son!! Is that picture and frame going to be a birthday present for him??

Raymond Homestead said...

Such a cute wall hanging!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your wall hanging!

Sheila said...

Love the rabbit !

Sandi said...

I love the shape of the bunny, you did a lovely job on your piece.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wishing your son a very Happy Birthday and love the wall hanging! Deb

Saundra said...

I like your Warren Kimble rabbit applique wall hanging. That is also a free hooking design in one of Barb Carroll's books.
Saundra

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the rabbit - I'm working on some spring stuff right now so I was happy to see yours. :) blessings, marlene

Firecracker Kid said...

Awe, I love the Spring hare. You could print that on a greeting card or pillow.
Oh, our little ones grow up so fast. That's an awesome pic.
Blessings,
Carol

marylouweidman said...

I adore that lovely photo of you and your son, so pretty! The rabbit wallhanging is perfect for this time of year! Love the shape.