Barb Persing, barbarapersing.com, and I have been each others support in this crazy quilting business for years now. So I’m not sure what took us so long to actually work together. LOL . Barb is an incredibly talented designer, not only of patterns but fabric as well. This little bunny is only one of the patterns you receive in her Babyhood pattern. There are 3 other patterns as well, all equally as cute and super simple to put together.
Barb and I have completely different styles of quilting…. she is all freehand, no stitch regulator or rulers (I know the horror… how can you not use rulers). I am very structured in my quilting. Obviously love rulers. Barb’s quilting on her bunny is just perfect and I love it….. so it was really hard to come up something different for my bunny. But I did. So we will be testing the waters…. I’ll put together the rulers that I use on her bunny along with her pattern….
I planned out the ruler work for my little bunny…. and then kind of went with the flow. The problem with me going with the flow…. I forget what I am doing or have done.
Prime example…. I started the top border with 3 lines… then I was at the bottom and going to finish up the three borders and forgot that I had already done the top border…. so I started with regular piano keys. So I had to spend some time ripping out….. which I hate as I am sure everyone does… but I really hate when it is because of something stupid like forgetting what I was doing. UGHHH …
But before the border fiasco, I did all of my SID work and ruler work. I had to mark the large diamonds which is unusual. I do NOT like to mark my quilts but this was unavoidable. I used a water soluble blue pen.
Now, I LOVED how Barb quilted her bunny so it is sometimes hard to see past what has already been done to do something different. But I think I managed.
I used 3 rulers on this quilt…. The Pro, ProLine 1 and the ProOval 3 (inside oval).
I hope you like both versions! Barb sells this pattern on her website so make sure you check it out along with all her other amazing patterns.