Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Misc. Projects...and Bunnykins


I have been looking at and studying the little stars I made....like the ones above in my header. I have them all layed out on my design wall where I can see and enjoy them. My intent is to use them in a quilt, but I got to thinking maybe they needed something else to go along with them...??? I just love crazy little churndashes... SO...I made some! I think they could fit right in with those stars!!

This unusual block is SUPPOSED to be one of those churndashes like above. This is what happens when you're not paying too much attention to what you are doing and sew a piece to the wrong side. I LIKE IT!! So it's a keeper!!


I saw a demonstration on this cute little 'paper pieced' bird and immediately wanted to try it. I think it is cute and I sure want to do some more in different colors. After I got the hang of the fact that it was like sewing upside down AND backwards I thought maybe it was fun!


Here is a preview of the many Royal Doulton 'Bunnykins' I have collected. I thought I would share a few with you between now and Easter. This sweet little group are members of the 'Oompah Band'. These are close to being my favorites and are from 1984.
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29 comments:

  1. A band of bunnies. How cute! Oh I love your mistake! Very improvisational...

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  2. Cute, cute, cute! Love your little blocks!

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  3. Really cute. And really cute fabric too. I especially like the black and white stripe.

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  4. I love your stars, and the red "bird". How pretty!

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  5. Oh how sweet are those bunnies, can't wait to see the rest of your collection.

    Joanne x

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  6. Sometimes wonderful things occur when you make "mistakes"!
    Your little cardinal is precious. I don't enjoy paper piecing myself but it does make for precise piecing!

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  7. That block IS liberated and gorgeous (I mean the green and black one in case you hadn't guessed). Isn't it amazing what happens if you're not paying attention.

    I used to have china bunnies like that. They dated from the 50's and scared the living daylights out of me. Mum had to get rid of them which is Bad News as I reckon they'd now be worth something.

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  8. Loved your mistake and that bird is so cute.. I might make one of those too.. that is when and if I can ever get back in my sewing room.. DH shoved a bunch of stuff in there and I'm still waiting for him to remove it.

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  9. The Oompah Band is my favorite, and I think you have created a new design for a quilt block.

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  10. I was jut upstairs and picked up Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking and turned to a random page to read a bit. It was making liberated churndashes. I opened up your blog and there are some and they are so cute. How big are they? You have such cute ideas.

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  11. I just love the way you are not afraid to mix colors and prints in your blocks. Maybe one day I won't be so afraid to do that.
    Love your cardinal and the bunny band is cute. I have not ever seen them before.

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  12. I love stars too and churndash too. I am sure they will go well together, can't wait to sss how? Natima

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  13. Fun bunnies!!! OH - those churn dashes are too cute - uh oh!!!!!!

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  14. I love the improvisational blocks. I love bunnykins too, it makes me wonder how big the collection is.

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  15. I loved your blocks and especially the bird...so cute!
    Micki

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  16. Love your churndash - keeper.
    These other one are cute also.
    Greetings
    Tine

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  17. Sweet little bird! The churndash blocks and stars will look great together.

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  18. Hia Belinda, turn your square sideways and you have a tree! LOL Wonderful I still think your little stars are cute. :-)

    Aww Bunnykins! There are some for sale at Goviers.co.uk as the Royal Doulton firm have been in trouble. It's a sort of get them while you can place.

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  19. ...Two zebras running through the grass....

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  20. Oompah - how cute, I love it too!
    Your cardinal is excellent - I love to paper piece.

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  21. Ooooo I love that birdy block! And can't wait to see those stars in a quilt!

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  22. I would make a bird in every color and combination I could think of. First I would have to learn to piece, though. That is one great bird.

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  23. What a fun post. I just love those churndash blocks. And the bunny parade made me smile ear to ear.

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  24. Hello Texas!!!

    I love your churndash blocks! The "oops" block even has character. Are you going to use it?

    BTW- You can have your Bunnykins march across the border to my house!

    Have a good weekend!

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  25. Awww, everything in your post requires an Awwwwww, so cute! One of my favorite blocks is churn dash or shoo fly. I love your fabric choices! Awww, Bunnykins!

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  26. love your churn dash blocks. it's actually my favorite pattern. they're going to mix great with your stars. well done.

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  27. ooo, that little bird block is cute!

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