I have been doing a bit of sorting out of my fabric cupboard. It’s a lovely old cupboard, possibly from a schoolroom, and when I first had it I kept it very neat and tidy. But that was a few years ago now and as my stash has grown, and I have rummaged around trying to find the perfect FQ that I knew was in there somewhere … well, let’s just say that it’s not tidy any more! Matters came to a head after Ben was buried in an avalanche of fabric that cascaded down from an overloaded shelf while he was snoozing blamelessly on the flagstones in the hall.
And as I was sorting and tidying I came across lots of fabric I didn’t know I had, as well as my Calendar Bunnies. I stitched these bunnies probably about three years ago, and after photographing them to list the lovely vintage pattern, I’d put them on a shelf in my cupboard and forgotten all about them. But now they are being resurrected and turned into a scrappy style log cabin quilt. I’m creating the blocks using the stitch and flip technique as some of the fabrics I’m using are old feedsack prints – and I’m not sure how strong they would be in a traditional patchwork top. If you’d like the free stitch n flip tutorial I put together (very quickly) for Ben’s birthday topper, then please click here to download it.
I found a lovely selection of fabrics, including some vintage Laura Ashley designs and Cath Kidston, as well as some scraps that I simply don’t know what they are. I’ve laid all the blocks out on Rosie’s bed and am planning to join them with some ivory-coloured narrow sashing. Then I will practice my free motion quilting some more before attempting this quilt.
The Calendar Bunnies pattern is available on my website, if you’d like to have a go at this quilt. Because it’s a vintage pattern I found in my Grandma’s old box it doesn’t come with any floss guide or instructions to make the quilt. I was wondering if I should put together a booklet with stitching instructions for the bunnies, together with details for making the log cabin design quilt? Please could you let me know by leaving a comment below if you think this would be a good idea?