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Friday, September 14, 2012

Annabelle

I so love working with this little bunny....everything seems to take on a mind of its own.  You know how you struggle with some quilting blocks, whether applique or pieced.  Maybe because she is my own, but Annabelle's blocks come together for me very quickly and easily.

I know many have been waiting for me to publish this little bunny.  Since I am so new to all this, what would you think of being able to receive the main drawing for Annabelle, only?  You would have to make your own templates, plus decide what you wanted to do with her...whether a quilt, a pillow, handbag, etc.  The drawing would be free for about a month (I have not decided on a time limit yet), on a special blog where you would have to apply for membership.  On this blog I would show what I am doing with Annabelle.  As a member, you would be able to post your progress and ideas.  After the time limit expires for a particular block, there may be a small fee to obtain it.  Interested?  Depending on the amount of interest shown, I will move forward with this idea.  I do thank everyone for all their support along the way with Annabelle's 'growth.'

Anyway, having said all that...here is another block for my Annabelle's Christmas quilt.  It really needs a better name, I think, than the one I have given it.  "Popped!"  shows Annabelle stringing her popcorn and berry garland for the Christmas tree.  She is all cozy and warm in her hand-quilted robe with her bunny slippers.   (I added a small piece of batting beneath the robe applique piece before appliqueing it, then hand quilted it.)

A better look at the hand-quilted robe:


 

 

13 comments:

Joan said...

Annabelle is gorgeous. Thanking you for sharing your creative pics of Annabelle. I would love to have a template. Have a good weekend!

Angie said...

She is absolutely ADORABLE!! :) I would love to share in playing with Annabelle.

baukje said...

I am inn!!!!!!

Deb said...

She is so adorable and I just love the quilting that you did on her jacket! I would love to be able to get templates.

Pepe said...

Soooo cute! Of course, very interested!!!

Isadarena said...

Your "popped" Annabelle is a very elegant lady bunny : she is so cute and I love how you are playing with her clothes ....what a grat idea to put batting in order to give her dress more relief : you are really a very talented designer!! Besides that , you are a very rich and pretty imagination.
Have a wonderful day of creation :)
Isa

Heather said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea. I would love to play with Annabelle!

Lynn S said...

I've loved your Annabelle since the moment I saw her. Yes! I love your idea and would paticipate. Bunnies warm my heart. Let us know your decision.

Sandi said...

You are doing a wonderful job yet again with Annabelle and to be able to share this with you would be delightful.

Annabelle's Christmas Memories comes to mind as another alternate name.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Ginny Worden said...

Sounds like a very generous offer, and I am very interested, as I love Annabelle.

Ginny Worden said...

What a very generous offer, I would love to play with Annebelle.Thank you.

LynCC said...

Look at her bunny slipper! The details you put on these are really marvelous. Hey - where do you find the teeny-tiny buttons?

Michele said...

For Lynn: The tiny red buttons came from Bunny Hill Designs shop on her web page. The green ones came from Joann Fabrics.:))