Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday Meandering and OMG May Goal

Have you ever participated in an Ugly Fabric Challenge?  Country Piecemakers started an Ugly Fabric Challenge in January.  I got a floral fabric that wasn't actually totally ugly but was not something I would ever purchased. 
We all got a page of instructions.  You must use the fabric on the front; you can use up to four additional fabrics;  it must be at least 20" square with no maximum; and it must have a floral theme of some sort.  OKKKKKK.  I was busily using the back of my mind to come up with something.  Think, think, think.  Then a few weeks before Easter I thought, BUNNIES!  I checked out two patterns I already had bookmarked.  Hum, standing bunny or jumping bunny

I decided on the jumping bunny when I realized I needed to add some flowers.  Here's the sketch I came up with:

So, it isn't that beautiful of a drawing.  But please notice the really nice looking bunny on the bottom right.  The rest of the bunnies are ok, but not terrific.  Hopefully the finished quilt will look much better than this.  
So here is my first block...after I changed the haunch from turquoise to the flowers and turned a piece that was upside down to being in the right position...

I decided doing the haunch in a different color didn't work because some of my colors were really bright while others weren't. The leg just looked wrong. 

This project is going to be my OMG for May.  I'm striving for a finished quilt.  The bigger issue is the guild reveal of our finished Ugly Fabric quilts is Sat, 5/6.  Yikes.  I need to get a hop on to get this.  For the last several days I've been cutting out the little tiny pieces. (The block is 7" or so and the smallest pieces in it are 1.5" square.)  I'm hoping to get all the bunnies cut out by tomorrow and then I can get them made up.  It does go together fairly quickly.  Then a couple of paper pieced flowers and I'm ready to put this together.  Yea, I know, I'm cutting it pretty close.  Time will tell! 

Now to the goals.  I had way too much on the goal list last week. 
April 24, 2017
Work on the Stack N Whack blocks
Knit on Jenny’s scarf
Cut the fabric I got from Sharon√ started
Pick fabric for flower wall hanging√ that's the bunnies piece
Mail out FCQ Equilter packages
Make 3 more pouches and rest of the boxes – oops nope

May 1, 2017
Make the bunnies wall hanging
Continue cutting fabric from Sharon
Make some more zippered pouches
Knit on Jenny’s scarf

Yep, this week's list is really short.  I have deadlines for everything except Jenny's scarf.  It may not get worked on but hopefully I'll have time to do all the rest of the items.  

I'm linking up with my regular Monday parties: Monday Making, One Monthly Goal May Link Up and Main Crush Monday (link will go live on Tuesday.) Take some time to check these sites out.  I know I'll spend some time checking these out over this week. 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. Adorable bunny! Have fun with this challenge.

  2. That bunny turned out cute! I was in an ugly fabric challenge once. I overdyed the fabric because it was so awful. Nobody complained so I guess I didn't break any rules! LOL!!!

  3. That is certainly a bold print! Your bunny is a great solution.

  4. I have participated in a few ugly fabric challenges. I do so like your bunny! Great use of the fabric! Have fun!

  5. Great to read along to see how you came up with this project - thanks for including your sketch. The 6th will be here before you know it, and you have several other projects. Best of luck to you!

  6. Very cool design. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  7. Hop to it Bonnie!! You can do it,think of The Little Engine that Could! I hope you post your finish so we can all see it.

  8. Cute bunny. Good luck with your list.

  9. A very fun project! Good luck getting it all together your deadline. You can do it!

  10. That is a beautiful, bright and bold spring fabric. Not ugly at all. But your bunny is so cute!!! My guild did an ugly squares challenge one time. I made a bag with a scottie dog block from 2.5" squares.

  11. Cute! That floral makes a great bunny!


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