Sunday, June 14, 2009

Inspiration Hopping In

I'm always curious to find out where people get their inspiration. I love to read blogs and stories about what it is that made an idea come to life. Most people keep things around them in their studio's that inspire them. For me, my inspiration kinda hopped out of the studio and filled the house.
These pieces give me that "French Cottage" inspiration when I'm designing my quilt and stitchery patterns. I love them for their color, tone and texture. And, yes.... because they're bunnies.


Of course Razzy and Chloe are always inspiration!


So here is a little peek into my latest quilt design. It's white and creams and is done using the fusible applique method. There will be twelve 16" blocks. It takes me about an hour to stitch around the design on one block. Then I have to piece the rows, add the borders and quilt it. A lot of work, but totally worth the effort as it will look perfect on my couch.
Hopefully I can share the finished piece with you next weekend. Until then, I wish you loads of inspiration hopping in.
bunny hugs,
shell
This week IGF bunnies hopping into my world and gently nudging my imagination.

23 comments:

gail said...

Hi Shell,,, I love your creamy white bunny collections. Its so you! I bought a white ceramic bunny in cape cod and everyone immediately thought of you. LOL I actually have a collection of bunnies too! I will have to take pictures too. I love the new piece you are working on, and I cant wait to see it finished!
Happy Creating.. gail

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Shell, I always look forward to your blog as it includes the kids! Hehehe! Your bunny collection is very soothing...the quilt block is going to be gorgeous (I don't sew) Is it really difficult to do?

The French Bear said...

Shell, I love your new design. Your bunny collection is beautiful! I love the shades and textures of white. I have several busts and of course teddy bears that inspire me.
Can't wait to see that new design finished!
Margaret B

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Love the bun-bun's ... you display your pics so beautifully, Shell. TTFN ~ Marydon

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Hi Shell,
All your bunnies are just beautiful! I can't wait to see your finished piece. I think I could get pretty inspired from your bunny collection too!
hugs,
Carrie

Susan said...

Love the texture of the collection...some neat pieces! I can see where you would be inspired...especially those last 2!!!
Susan
www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

GARI said...

Great bunnies, all of them. And, since I have been doing machine applique A LOT, I look forward to your new project.

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Hi Shell, ooooooo do I love all your bunnies. And that quilt you are working on promises to be beautiful - I just know it.
I'll be looking foward to the finished product.

Carol at Business In THE Bag
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Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Shell,

I love seeing your bunny collection. You've great taste and I love all those bunny figurines you've got. Very french!

And I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Have a great week!

Pei Li

Patricia said...

The bunnies are great. That is a lovely collection, but Razzie and Chloe are the best. Love those two goofballs! Cannot believe you will have a quilt finished in a week, I tried quilting for a short time. Had (and still have the quilt top) one nearly done all hand quilted when we had a house fire. Had to discard the backing and the batting and just never got the heart to start again.
Thank you for the support you've given me on the my blog, it means alot.
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
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Tedi said...

Shell, That is some bunny collection... I love it! Keep your doors locked tonight or you might just be missing a few! Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Carolee Crafts said...

Love your bunny ornaments but Chloe and Razzie are the best inspiration.
I get inspiration everywhere, magazine/book covers, landscapes etc. I think if you create we tend to have our eyes wide open all the time looking for details and colours.

Have a great week.

Hef's Mom said...

OMG we have a similar rabbit butler (The tall one standing, with the basket)We call it the rabbit butler because Hef's dad pus his keys and his phone in the dish so he knows were they are. He sticks his wallet inbetween the bunnys ears!

Kim Di Maggio said...

Shell, I just love reading your blog to see and hear about your rabbits. I am so in love with them!
Can't wait to see your project finished!

Kim
www.roseblossomcottage.com
www.roseblossomcottage.blogspot.com

furrybutts said...

Wow, you have quite a collection of bunny figurines! Lots of inspiration there, and not to forget Cloe & Razzy who're looking as lovely as ever :) I love your new quilt, the design and colours are simply beautiful!

Kathleen at Set to a Tea said...

Hi Shell, thanks for sharing the fab bunny collection! Very chic bunnies, I might add!
Hope that all is well in bunnyland :)
Have a tea-rific day :)
Kathleen

Patty/PinkHugsSweetShoppe said...

I love the bunnies, they are all so unique. The peice you are working on looks like its going to be amazing. Can't wait to see it finished. Pink Hugs,Patty

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shell, your bunnies are sooo cute!!! I love them! What could be better inspiration than adorable bunnies??? Chloe and Razzy are just the cutest!!

Hugs,
Amy

someplace in thyme said...

What a wonderful collection of buns. There are quite a few I wouldn't mind having....very nice indeed, Char

furrybutts said...

Poor Chloe! How is she doing after the operation? My vet told me that molar extraction is a lot more difficult and she has not done it before either (the vets here don't have very extensive experience with rabbits yet).

Lots of good vibes to you and Chloe, we hope her root infection goes away. It sounds like Chloe's getting strong antibiotics (from your description, it sounds like Chloramphenicol.. not sure about the spelling :P ). I would like for Hans to get stronger antibiotics, hopefully the vet is agreeable to that.

Nose bumps to Razzy & Chloe :)

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Hi Shell...hope Cloe is doing well.

LOVE all your bunnies and the beautiful items you create.


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KatCollects said...

I love ALL of your bunnies, real and decorative : ) You just have to love bunnies, I adore them.
Kathy

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