Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall beginnings

Fall fabric stack, Cluck Cluck Sew

My son made me this Perler bead trinket last week…and it was the perfect color inspiration for a new fall quilt!   Because the 5 fall quilts I’ve already made just aren’t cuttin’ it…. ahem.

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So a stack of fabric turned into a pretty pile of scraps before anyone could notice I was making another fall quilt.

This will be the third quilt I’ve ever (ever ever) made with purple in it…and it’s growing on me.  Especially with aqua, orange, and brown in there too…it’s a pretty combo.

Fall scraps, Cluck Cluck Sew

Churn Dash sewing, Cluck Cluck Sew

We woke up to a fun surprise this morning….6 new baby bunnies hidden in that nest!!!!  It was better than Christmas morning at our house.

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Just leave a comment on this post and in 8 weeks a baby bunny will be delivered to your door step. 

I’m not kidding.

My husband will track you down and leave you a bunny to keep his crazy wife from keeping them all. ;)

72 comments:

Q @ JAQS said...

Beautiful fall colors...for ]NOT EVER enough] fall quilt :).

As for the bunnies, wish I lived close by, I would gladly take one ;)

-Q

Cheryl said...

I will totally take a baby bunny. We will name it Cluck Cluck. Well, my daughter may have something to say about that...But we are seriously looking for a bunny or TWO!!

Carla said...

I had to laugh at how few comments you have this time! Too funny about your bunny. Enjoy those babies. Looking forward to your new quilt

PamKittyMorning said...

Hahaha you're cracking me up over the bunny thing. I have a bunny and love it. Good luck with your ahhh, bunny collection.

Emarie21 said...

Your son is picking up your styles :) As for a bunny, we'd take one if your husband is willing to bring it to MN. Our 4 & 5 year old would be THRILLED beyond all belief.

Lisa E said...

I love your post for 2 reasons. My daughter loved playing with Perler beads, and I still have many examples of her handiwork. (I must say that your ironing skills are better than mine though.) Secondly, I love those baby rabbits!!! We have two adult bunnies already, but I remember them when they were sweet, fuzzy babies. No, I don't want any more rabbits!

Tricia said...

Oh, I want a bunny so bad! I've been trying to talk my husband into getting one. :) for our kids, of course.

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

You had me at fall quilt, and then you had to go and have baby bunnies too?!!!

I'll take a bunny, if you'll hand deliver it to Oklahoma so I can sit and chat about all things quilty with you. HA!

Amanda

Lo said...

LOVE the colors in the quilt, and can't wait to see the finished product! As for the bunny .... thanks but no thanks! Five cats and two dogs are PLENTY of livestock for me! ;-)

Petit Design Co. said...

LOL, sign me up for a bunny!

Mary Gregory said...

Can we just get adorable photos of the bunnies? I really don't want one in real life, I prefer virtual bunnies. :)

Susie said...

Cute bunnies? Deliver to Australia? Look forward to seeing this quilt

Farm Road Ramblings said...

Careful, bunnies multiply REALLY quickly! I now have 17. Ugh. Good thing we have lots of room and we love them so much. : )

Salley said...

Hilarious. . .a good thing my daughter doesnt read your blog... she'd leave a thousand replies! despite a Bunny not surviving International Post restrictions.
Love your colour combo's. Very restful.

Addie said...

More pictures of baby bunnies please!!

~T~ said...

At the risk of winning a bunny...The old ladies who taught me to quilt were firm in their instruction that every quilt should have a little bit of purple in it. Now I've inherited a quilt's worth of purple fabric from my mil. I think I'll have to split it up, a lot!

Margaret said...

I love your fall colors. Thanks for sharing about your new family but I am not really wanting to adopt any new animals at this time. Love this post

claudia said...

Love your fall colors. You taught your son color choices well.

Awe...bunnies. Do not track me down. I have two dogs that unfortunately would think that bunny is a snack. Good luck finding them all homes, I am sure it won't be that hard.

Jocelyn said...

Do you promise?! Perhaps you should head to Houston in a month after all...... :)

Laurie said...

No bunnies yet please! We'll take one of the next litter (is that what "batches" of bunnies are called?) when my little boy is a little bit bigger and we're living in the country!

I'm thinking of still doing a modern maples quilt before fall... That stack of fabrics gets me enthused! I love fall and everything related to it!

RaspberrySunshine said...

Your bunny is adorable. What breed is she? Lop? We have 2 bun, Shaggy & Astro. Shaggy is a Lionhead/Mini-Rex/Who-knows mix and Astro is a purebred Black/White Dutch. My 12yo son is in FFA and will be showing his dutch in January for the first time. We are loving having the buns around and they are adorable. I'd take another one in a heartbeat, but 2 is enough for now LOL :)

Kelly D said...

Your quilt is darling and your bunnies too!
I'd love one or two even lol
Best of luck.
Kelly

akainik said...

Ohhhh bunniessss <3 <3 <3

Missy said...

Can't wait to see the blow-by-blow pictures of the bunnies over the next two months! I think we need at least a weekly update - you could call it Bunny Day!

Jacqueline said...

I want to see more pics of these baby bunnies! Were you expecting thenm? or a complete surprise?

Lovely fabrics too!

smileynann said...

Oh, please please please let me have a bunny!! When you first posted pictures of your bunny I jut about ran out and got one THAT DAY. She is just so sweet! And I have a sweet 2-year-old that would LOVE to have a bunny (when properly supervised, of course). :)

Just in case you make this a giveaway, though (because I never win ANYTHING) - what is the breed of your rabbit? I seriously fell in love and would love to own one.

Joelle said...

One Halloween a colleague of mine (when he was young) gave trick or treters kittens when they came to the door. I'm just saying...

Susan said...

Best post ever! Laughed myself silly.

Wendi said...

Love your color choices! Can't wait to see what it becomes

DKB said...

Pretty colors! Some of the combos my daughter comes up with for her Perlers are amazing! It's easy to be fearless with color when you aren't bound by any rules!

Di~ said...

:) ...love the color combination! my girls used to make those and we'd iron them to melt them and keep them FOREVER! :)

Julia said...

Sign me up for a bunny..I would love one! (Mine passed away a few months ago) I take it you deliver to New Zealand :o)

Mom with His Grace said...

I absolutely LOVE purple! Happy you have chosen to put it in with your fall colors! Looking forward to seeing the results of that beautiful fabric!

Sharlyn said...

Because baby bunnies have everything to do with quilting, please post at least one pic later when they're older. Can't wait, and if I could take one, I totally would ;-)

Dawn said...

I'm crushing on a Churn Dash. But not on a bunny. I had one when I was in my 20's and lived in Germany. Every time I got near it, it bit me. German bunnies don't like me ergo bunnies don't like me!

Eva said...

LOVE the colours!
Can't wait to see it when it's finished :o)

Any fun ideas for a quilt for my 7 year old boy (who thinks he's 10 :o))

margaret said...

great range of fabrics for the fall quilt and nice to have been inspired by your son when choosing the fabrics. Will be fun to watch the baby bunny antics, sure they will keep you amused.

Amanda ~ A Crafty Fox said...

Gorgeous stack of fabrics :) And it looks like you are all out of bunnies. Bummer. Cause Weston is just DYING to add a few of those to our household. Pretty much the same way he wants another fall quilt ;)

Thanks for sharing :)

Shelley said...

Not a huge purple fan but that color combo is pretty! Cant wait to see what you make! As for the bunny...I wanted one but we ended up with a puppy. Somehow Im thinkin a bunny w babies wouldve been easier!!

Ally Coyle said...

Love the bright fabrics you chose :) I would love a bunny,, too bad there's a rule, only one pet per appointment.

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Jolana said...

Your son chose very nice colors! Really :) And your new quilt will be very nice. I am sure :)
And the little baby bunnies... so sweet surprise! :) :)
Have a funny day!
Jolana

kitty said...

Love your son's color choices! (he takes after his mom, right?).
If your husband is willing to make the trip to Holland, he'll be welcome to bring me some bunnies for my grandchildren. I really hope he's not that desperate!!

Brianna said...

Bunny? Mine passed away two years ago and I haven't chosen a new one yet... but your fuzzy grey bun is gorgeous!

Carie said...

Enough people have now commented that I think I'm safe enough from imminent bunny arrival to say how gorgeous those colours are. There's a little bit of a good 70's vibe about the purple and yellow mix and I think it's going to be fantastic, very autumnal without needing to be all orange leaves, more ripe quince and damson jam!

Teeeeeena said...

LOL! My daughter want a bunny like foreverrrrrrr. And she was just learning how to spell it and now she is signing chanting , I want a B U N N Y! Isnt the B U N N Y going to be so CUUUTTTTEEE!

CurlyGirlMom said...

If you happen to live in upstate NY and TRULY want to get rid of a baby bunny, please let me know. I'm sure my daughter would be DELIGHTED to help you out. (We'd just need to talk to the boss, a.k.a. Daddy.) :)

Wanda said...

I have most of that stack of fabric! I've been collecting DS Quilts collections to use in a Farmers Wife quilt. I'm just about ready to start working on it. Your bunnies are so cute. Can't wait to see pics of the babies.

needle and nest said...

Baby bunnies! Please post pictures when you can... there's nothing cuter than baby animals.

Can't wait to see your new fall quilt. And really, can there ever be too many quilts? Nah!

Chris said...

LOL....looks like you're going to need a few more bunnies! Lots of us want a baby bunny! LOL! Seriously though, I'll be watching for your husband to bring mine to my doorstep....Glendale, AZ!
PS......love the colors in your fall quilt!

QuiltNut Creations said...

bunnies!!! such a great stack of fabrics! and I love the peek at the church dash quilt on your wall.

sleepycathollow.com said...

OH! I spy Denyse Schmidt lovelies in that stack.

BUNNIES! I live in Sparks, Nevada...just have your hubby email me and I'll send my address. ;)

Wendyibake said...

i wanna see the bunniessss

Laura said...

Three cheers for new quilts and baby bunnies!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Welcome little bunnies - we would love to see you! Your fabrics and the new project looks beautiful!

carla said...

Hi!!! Hee hee too funny!!! I bet they are precious!!! Love the colors for fall!!!! That purple works so well with the other colors you have!!! Very pretty!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Jana said...

Love your take on fall colors!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

hahaha I have 3 kids, a cat and a husband... I don't need a rabbit!! That is a gorgeous stack of fabric :)

pandchintz said...

Great colour combo!! And the bunnies?? Just as well I live Down Under!!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

I love chickens myself. Could never understand about eggs and bunnies. I have never heard of a bunnie laying an egg! Love my chickens. Would love for you to make a churn dash pattern.
Looking forward to your fabric. Judy

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Mary W Quilts said...

I wasn't going to comment for fear a bunny would be delivered, but you have so many takers that I know I'm safe here in Boston! Good luck! Love the fabric by the way.

TammyLB said...

If the baby bunny is delivered in one of your *extra* fall quilts, I will give you my address! Seriously- I love the fabrics you used in this latest one! Inspiration can come from anywhere!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love the colors for your new quilt!
and the Bunny is so cute!!

Brenda said...

I bought allot of those same fabrics a few weeks ago, so there are some orange and blue/turquoise projects in my future, too. (I really need a case for my crochet hooks---that is first up.) No bunnies, please---when I bought my dog, the woman's husband was trying to get rid of a litter of kittens. He kept teasing me that all puppies came with a free cat, so when my dog is naughty, I tell her that I should have left her at the farm and kept the free kitty.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

My husband would be able to relate to your husband. Sadly, bunnies will not be allowed through Australian quarantine.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

My husband would be able to relate to your husband. Sadly, bunnies will not be allowed through Australian quarantine.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Those really are beautiful colors together! Perler beads are so fun and wonderful inspiration :) Your bunny is adorable, I know my son would LOVE to have one of the babies, but our dog may not!
Amanda

Sew Fun said...

I don't want a bunny but I love that Churn Dash quilt you've got going on in the background!

SewCalGal said...

Too cute. I do so wish I could be a good parent to a sweet bunny. I did enjoy bunnies when I was young, as well as helping to take care of a neighbor's bunny when they traveled. If I didn't travel so much I might just ask for one of your bunnies. I'm sure you'll find great homes for these guys, but if you need more PR for finding good homes, just let me know.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Uh oh, you better get another hutch (or two)! We had two rabbits growing up that quickly became over 20 at times. Our original two were Flopsy and Peter. Peter turned out to be the mommy, what a surprise that was! Sounds like you are enjoying them, and your kids are too.

kaesey said...

Ha! I would totally take one! (And my husband would call me crazy, too.)

Tamara Boatright said...

someone mentioned houston, you could drop one off to me on your way there! the grandkids would love one! I love your fabric choices (better yet your son's bead choices for fall colors, very pretty.

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