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Turkey Tracks:  September 30, 2013

“Big Bunny Hug” Quilt


Here’s a quilt I mailed a few weeks ago to my niece and namesake Louisa Nancy Howser Gardner–called Nan–celebrating the birth of her second beautiful son almost a month ago now.

Big Bunny Hug 3

I bought the fabric three or so years ago in Williamsburg while with my Virginia quilting friends for a week.  The panel was meant to be a fabric book, but I thought I would like to make a quilt with the story inside it.  I did a similar quilt for Nancy’s sister Lauren for the birth of her first son almost two years ago now.

The red brick fabric and the green swirly fabric came out of my stash.  I had intended a border fabric to run along the sides, but decided I liked it on the back instead.

Here are some individual blocks:

Big Bunny Hug Block


Big Bunny Hug Block 3


Big Bunny Hug Block 2

Here’s the back, made up of the border fabric;

Big Bunny Hug Backing

And a close-up of the border print:

Big Bunny Hug Border detail

And here’s how the front, binding, and backing work together:

Big Bunny Hug Backing and Binding

I quilted with a limey green thread that just goes right into the quilt–with the pantograph “Deb’s Swirls,” medium size.  The quilting is lovely if I do say so myself.  (I’m getting so much better.)

It’s a cute quilt with very cute fabric.  BUT, but, getting the blocks all to match mathematically was a small nightmare as the “book” pages were not all the same size.  I’m glad it all came out nicely.




Written by louisaenright

September 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm

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  1. I love the bunnies in this quilt! So often portrayals of rabbits and bunnies are not true to reality and the appearance of the animals defy how very sweet and beautiful they are (my apologies to all the gardeners who could do just as well without them). Having lived with a rabbit for 11.5 years and a few additional rabbits during and before the tenure of that old boy bunny, I am almost officially in love with them.

    Wendy Laidlaw

    September 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

  2. Just beautiful. Reminds me of when I got 12 stuffed bunnies as we traveled across country to CA one March. I decided to do the girls room in bunnies and made two blue gingham/flowers quilts for their beds. We put the bunnies on top. But your quilt is much sweeter than the ones I made. Drew will feel the love you have him every time he goes to sleep. : )

    Susan Heath

    September 30, 2013 at 9:13 pm

  3. Louisa….this is soooo beautiful….you are soooo talented….made me almost go into “child mode”…..we are enjoying some beautiful summer weather here but this quilt made me want to become a little girl again and go to bed and cuddle with this!! Love you and hope all is well….going to my 42nd high school reunion this weekend…been hitting the gym DOUBLE TIME to get into shape for this….hope it’s paid off…LOL….wonder if the famed hunky quarter back on the football team will look good at this age??? One can only wonder until Saturday night……can’t wait to find out!! But you know?…..David will always be my famed quarter back…the love of my life…let us hear from you!!


    October 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm

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