Not the bunny but the quilt.
The two things I overlooked are probably the two things I should have taken the most serious in this tutorial. Paper choice and stitch length. I used quality computer paper with my normal stitch length. A lethal combination I’m telling you. When I went to rip out all that paper my poor seems started to pull apart with them. I over came this by using a paint brush and painting the seams with water.
The next problem was the fabric. I used some shirts, a skirt, a pair of pants and a curtain and repurposed them into this blanket. One has too much stretch and another shifts way to easily also with some stretch causing wonky seams and a blanket that wont lay quite flat.
(You can’t see it real well but the quilting is quite cute. Sort of a double loop that makes it look like bonnets on a vine. I will be doing this again.)
Lately, I’ve been really working on paying attention to detail and so this quilt just drove me crazy. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get it to cooperate. I wanted to trash it many times but just didn’t have the heart. With all the mending of seams and then the heavy quilting I am just crossing my fingers it lasts a few months and have given up on the idea of an heirloom.
I had originally wanted to make another cute bunny to go along with the quilt but now I’m thinking I’ll send the quilt along with the bunny. She’s got a little heart just like my Raggedy Ann doll and is cute as a button. She is stuffed with wool and made with left over repurposed clothes.
She is what made this blanket worth giving. If I do ever have the time I will make Little Miss B a proper quilt. Until then I will send this one along to be used. It’s always great to have a blankie to take with you in the stroller or to keep in the back of the car. One that you don’t have to worry about getting stained or dirty. Thats my justification anyway.
Hope you love use it Libbe.