Finished!! – Easter Bunny Wall Quilt

Here’s a quick recap on this project. I’m making a series of wall quilts to hang over our ugly fireplace in the living room. I found the Bunny pattern from Elizabeth Hartman. I wanted one big bunny though, so I enlarged her pattern by 400% to get the right size. I think it came out really cute!

After I got the top done, I sent it off to Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts for her to work her long-arming magic on it. She used a super cute design called Daisies Galore on it and I think it was perfect. ❤

Yesterday, I cut into some lovely black and white striped fabric to make the binding. I just love striped binding! Here's the finished Easter Bunny Wall Quilt:
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This is my first finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long – 2nd Quarter.

In Progress – Easter Bunny Wall Quilt – Quilting Preview

So, I sent my Easter Bunny Wall Quilt to the lovely and talented Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts for her to work her magic on and she sent me this preview a couple of days ago. I LOVE IT!!! ❤ The quilting design is called Daisies Galore and I think it's perfect for this quilt. ❤

Easter Bunny Wall Quilt - Quilting Preview

In Progress – Easter Bunny Wall Quilt

This is another in my series of wall quilts to cover the ugly black hole of a fireplace in an otherwise lovely wall in our living room. The first one you can see here: Heart Wall Quilt. I missed the time window to get my Shamrock Wall Quilt finished, so I’m skipping that one for now and starting my Easter Bunny Wall Quilt.

I bought the Bunny pattern from Elizabeth Hartman. I decided I wanted one big bunny though, so I did all the math to enlarge the pattern by 400%, so that one block plus borders would be big enough.

I did all the cutting on Monday night and got all the rows sewed together on Tuesday. Now, I just need to sew the rows together and figure out my borders. And I need to figure out the backing and binding. 🙂

Here’s my bunny so far:
Easter Bunny Wall Quilt

So here’s my list of wall quilts I’m planning to make:
Heart – done!
Shamrock – I have the fabric and pattern for this one
Easter Bunny – in progress
USA Flag – I have the fabric and pattern for this one
Back To School – ?
Jack O’Lantern – ?
Turkey – ?
Christmas Tree – ?
Happy Birthday – ?
I’m still adding to the list too. Any suggestions? 🙂

Finished!! – Heart Wall Quilt

I finished up my Heart Wall Quilt yesterday!! The red binding is completely perfect and I just love how the whole thing looks! It’s also covering up our not-so-attractive fireplace, so it’s a total win-win! ❤

Finished Heart Wall Quilt

This is my second finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long Q1!

In Progress – Heart Wall Quilt

It’s been a week since my last post! Sick kids and general busyness have kept me from my computer and sewing machine! 🙂

I did find time to finish up the top for my Heart Wall Quilt:

Heart Wall Quilt - Top Finished

I got the additional fabric I was waiting on for the backing a few days ago. I got the layers laid out and basted this past weekend:

Heart Wall Quilt - Basted

I finally started the quilting. I decided on just straight-line quilting vertically and horizontally. Here’s the start of the vertical quilting:

Heart Wall Quilt - Vertical Quilting

I’ve now finished the vertical quilting:

Heart Wall Quilt - Vertical Quilting Finished

I started on the horizontal quilting yesterday, but no pictures yet. I’m hoping to have it done by this weekend! Can’t wait to see it all done! ❤

In Progress – Heart Wall Quilt

After we took down our Christmas decorations, the wall where the fireplace is looked very naked and sad. I bought some heart shaped felt placemats from Michaels to hang up as a sort-of garland, but that didn’t quite do the trick for me. I decided to make a heart quilt for the lead-up to Valentine’s Day.

A while back, I ordered a fat quarter bundle of Lovebugs by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it, but I knew I needed that fabric! 🙂 So, I was shopping from my stash and decided to use this fabric.

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I measured the area where I wanted the quilt to hang and decided on a size, which gave me my square size to cut, which was 4.5 inch squares. I cut eight squares from each fat quarter, which was a few too many total, but I wanted to be sure I would have enough if I decided to make any changes.

I got the layout of the heart done today and here’s a picture:

Heart Wall Quilt

I’m going to use a fabric from the Daysail line by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics called White on White Lollies. I have three choices for the backing and binding:

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Lovebugs – Pink Grid

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Lovebugs – Pink Love Words

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Lovebugs – Red Love Words

Which do you think I should use for the backing and binding? I think I’m leaning towards the Red Love Words, but I would love to get some other opinions! 🙂

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