Monday, May 9, 2011

Noelle's Bunnies

It's finished! It's finished! I'm sooooooo happy with how it turned out and it was sooooooo much fun to make!
The idea came to me when my 7 year old niece, Noelle, presented me with this lovely drawing. I was particularly fond of the large ears. :)  Noelle also loves flowers, so adding some posies seemed like a perfect fit. After all, bunnies love to hide and have a posy sneaky snack!


The bunny heads are pieced and the posies are fusible applique. The finished quilt measures 56" x 84" and the pattern is available in my SHOP.

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration Noelle. Auntie loves you so very much you magical little sprite.

Have a fun week everybun! xx,

40 comments:

Karen M said...

Noelle is a beautifu girl, who obviously has quite a sense of style. No wonder the quilt is beautiful, with her inspiration, and your talent. I thought it was wool when I first saw it. I bet it would be good done that way, also.

Linda said...

What a wonderful inspiration! Your niece must be so proud of her aunt's wonderful design...I love it!!

Jade said...

Love the quilt and I love Noelle's bunny art.

I love the belt she's wearing, too. ;)

Jane said...

Lovely design Shell, clever Noelle to give you the inspiration for it. Love her drawing too! xxx

The Fab Furs said...

You did good and so did your quilt muse! The bunnies are design enough, but when the flowers are added, that really punches it up.

Dina said...

What a talented and artistic family you have. Must find the perfect frame for that drawing!

Jules Woolford said...

There is, indeed, another artist in the making in your family. Fabulous bunny pic from Noelle, and of course you are a quilting genius.xxx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Now look, the peasant blouse with flowery jeans that has a macrame belt - magical sprite. I agree with others, there is an artistic thread that runs. Just love the quilt and finally getting to see the whole thing, together!

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks great Shell. Love Noelle's jeans!

Sherri said...

Shell, I love that quilt!! How fabulous!!

BubzRugz said...

It is too buntastic Shell..... I love the colours you have used..... and Noelle is too adorable also.... I LOVE her artwork.... would make a wonderful applique cushion?
Hugz

Debora said...

Oh, Shell, I LOVE this!! How beautiful and truly inspired! I can just see you using this motif on some other things like pillows and handbags and totes and such. Bravo, my dear! (And a nod to Noelle, too, of course!)

Jeanette said...

Just gorgeous Shell. What lovely inspiration. Hugs,

KaHolly said...

A design, born of the heart, is always exceptional. Well done! ~karen

JCnNC said...

How nice the quilt turned out - just beautiful and the additions of the posies is just the perfect touch. Judy C

Kasia said...

How adorable! I love quilts, they are so special. This one is simply wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Hugs,

tink's mom said...

this is try 2. system is giving me a hard time.
Your quilt is beautiful. I love the posies as accent blocks. When you first posted them I thought they were buttons. I should wear my glasses more often. Your inspiration is beautiful. A wonderful muse to have.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Shell, this is such a clever design!! :-) Well done!! Noelle's a cutie too...
Hugs
Jenny
xx

CHRIS said...

Cute quilt Shell. xx

Dana said...

Shell...that turned out beautifully!! Wow!!! Love your talent so much! :)

Hef's Mom said...

lovely Shell! I wish I was so creative, I didn't even make dinner today.

Penny said...

Gorgeous! Shell, you can hire Noelle as your creative designer ;)

Just Ramblin' said...

Love the quilt! It is absolutely beautiful. Nola

Clovie Boy said...

Love the quilt pattern and colors!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

What a beautiful quilt and love that you got the inspiration from your sweet niece. Love the bunny and its big ears.
Noelle is beautiful and I can see that you must have fun together.

Happy week, dear friend
Hugs
Carolyn

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Noelle's Bunnies is absolutely adorable. I really loved it, and I know Noelle does too. Such a wonderful design.

Melissa said...

I love your quilt!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your new quilt, Shell. It's beautiful!!!
xoxo
Donna

Allie said...

SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Congrats to both you and Noelle for such a lovely design! Noelle is just a doll.

April Mechelle said...

Shell I love the quilt !! So pretty with the flowers added!!! Noelle is so cute !!!

Madame Samm said...

hop right into my lap you could do...this is lovely shell..striking, vivacious, filled with love...oh yes...every stitch you put into it, speaks volumes..

Tonya said...

I love it, it's as cute as can be! And so is Noelle!

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Just gorgeous Shell! And I where your inspiration came from! She's sure a cutie!!
Have a great week.
Hugs ~ Jenn

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

oops
...I LOVE where your inspiration came from...

:) Jenn

Rosa said...

There is another artist in the family.The quilt is gorgeous!!Well done.

Kris said...

Oh, my, Shell!!!! Your quilt turned out fantastic!!! Love, it, love it, love it!!! Kris

Melody said...

You are so clever Shell. Your quilt is beautiful.Noelle looks like a really lovely little girl, how lovely to have her to inspire your designs and I'm sure she is really happy to have her Aunty Shell. Love to Harrington.

Jeri Landers said...

Noelle is quite the artist, and I for one, think her little bunny is divine. How lucky to have a quilt named just for her! Are you teaching her to piece?

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's just as cute as I knew it would be! And what a sweetie your niece is - how tickled she must be that you named the quilt after her. blessings, marlene

Lisa said...

Oh Shell, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! and not just because it's bunnies!!!