My Dear Jane Journal

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Southwest Bunny Quilt

This Quilt is my Favorite quilt that I have finished. I made this quilt while visiting my parents, in New Mexico, one summer. It was my second completed queen size quilt, and my first quilt designed by me. It is also the largest amount of machine applique I have ever done on a single quilt. The inspiration for this quilt is taken from Native American art, including rugs, jewelry, and petrogliphs.
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The Rabbit
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The Kokopelli
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The Mesa
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My Mom quilted the quit on her long-arm machine. I used an existing butterfly border and a book of southwest clip art to design the continuous line pattern used in the mesa areas.

I also made two matching pillow shams
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Here is a flat view of the quilt.
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I gave this quilt to my parents.
A big thank you to my Mom and Dad for taking the time to take new pictures of this quilt.

83 comments:

Kritta22 said...

That is just awesome!!!!

You are so talented!

I especially like the triangle border. It really adds just what it needs!

Thanks for sharing!

Andi said...

It's great.
Very 'New Mexico'.

Nadine said...

I love it! Such lovely colors and great appliqué. Well done!

StegArt said...

It's wonderful!

Emma said...

Great work!

rachel griffith said...

what a great quilt.
:D

Anna said...

Amazing! Beautifully done!

Quilt+Bitch said...

WOW! I love your choice of colors, I love the Kokopelli design. I have been thinking of making a wall quilt just with Kokopelli as the centerpiece. It's beautiful.

Casey said...

great quilt!

Anina said...

What cute little Southwest bunnies!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lots of personality on this one!

Doris said...

Very cool, love the tie in to the locale you were visitng!

hetty said...

Absolutely beautiful! And you designed it yourself! Fantastic!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great quilt! I've yet to make a queen size and complete it - such an inspiration :)

How nice of your parents to take more pictures!

Mandy said...

A wonderful quilt. I do like the way you made some pillow cases to go with the quilt. That simple idea finishes it all off beautifully.
Thanks for giving the names of the different images too. Fascinating.

Aunt Spicy said...

How fun! It really is beautiful, and love all the little extra details!

Andrea said...

Wow! I love the border and the matching pillow cases!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

My aunt collects quilts and is a photographer of local and distant native american (by permission only of course). If she ever saw this, I am quite certain it would be her favorite quilt.

Heather said...

Wonderful quilt. Love the bunnies

Janet Brady said...

I love the idea of the Native American petrogliphs. Keep up the good work!

Shannon said...

I like the bunnies, too!

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Wow, beautiful. I have not had the courage to design anything yet

Sue B said...

oh my gosh this is fantastic! Love the combination of colors in this. Fantastic!

Robin said...

What a great quilt! I love the bright blue and purple, and your little Southwestern-style bunny. And it is so cool that you designed it! :)

Zonnah said...

I love the The Kokopelli on the quilt!

Coloradolady said...

This is a beautiful quilt. Such talant to create something so beautiful! I am impressed by so much talent I have seen on this festival!! Loved your quilt and your story. Your parents are lucky!

Patricia said...

How beautiful! I grew up in Oklahoma so your Native American symbols are very familiar.

Kim said...

Beautiful design and choice of fabrics! Such a lovely gift; I'm sure they treasure the love and time you put into it.

Michelle said...

I love the rabbits!

Mary L. said...

What a great quilt! I love the kokopelis and the bunnies. Wonderful job!

Anya said...

Lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

I like the colours and the design. It's wonderful to be able to read the story behind the quilt, too!

Maria
Maria Michaels Designs
Quiltsforsale.ca

Natalie said...

Very Cool!

Erzebat said...

excellent work! I can see kopis and cacti on a quilt too!
(mauh) Liz
http://erzebat.blogspot.com/

Maggie said...

The colours are fabulous and really compliment the bedroom.

highwaycottage said...

Wow, love your quilt. Very original. It's great to see something so different. I haven't seen anything like your quilt. Fantastic!

Kerri said...

this is amazing!!

karenfae said...

great quilt - so southwest.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Natasha said...

Love the Kokopelli!

nicolette said...

I’m impressed by this queen sized beauty!!

Cynthia said...

Your quilt is really gorgeous. The applique is incredible!

Rochelle said...

So proud of your work; it is nice to see it again, tears of happiness for all the recognition my 'lil sis is receiving.

Jennifer said...

beautiful!

Pamela said...

Very original, I really like this!

Dorothy said...

Great quilt. Your parents must have been thrilled. Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

Quilt Rat said...

Kokopelli and bunnies, what a great combo! Well done

Ariane said...

A beautiful quilt.

Becky said...

What an unique quilt! It is such a wonderful gift for your parents. Thanks for sharing it with us all!

Trudi said...

What a lovely quilt, so fresh yet so fitting for its intended home. Thanks for sharing :o)

Susan said...

Beautiful design and colors. Your soutnwest bunny is so cute.

quiltmom said...

very lovely quilt-I love the symbols and the colors- I am sure that your parents are really enjoying it.
Regards,
Anna

Quilt Pixie said...

the shape of your kokepeli are wonderful -- and the bunny, well what can say? :-) It is very evocative of the SW

Sara said...

You certainly took a lot of care in making that quilt. Your choices and symbolism for the SW was done so well. I am sure your parents love this beautiful quilt.

Vicki said...

That is so cool. I love the colors and the bunny is great.

Micki said...

I am on the list too and love your southwestern quilt. It is gorgeous!
Micki
In Ireland

Debi R said...

Ditto to all of the comments about how beautiful this is. Job well done!

Bunny said...

The quilt is stunning. The bunnies, the colors..everything. Great job on the designing.

Debi R said...

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whoopdedoo_5 said...

I love this look and the colors are great! :)

Ilena said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the rabbit and kokopelli images. Just beautiful!

Judy Alexander said...

Great original design and color. What a nice present for you parents.

The Pink Ganeshji said...

I love the way you've incorporated the jack rabbits and New Mexican motifs. It works beautifully!

Christa Irell said...

What beautiful work! Both the design and the quilting are so pretty.

Debbie said...

Wow! Great design and colors too. Your parents must have been very pleased. Debbie

Clare said...

Wonderful.

Jenny said...

Love the quilt, especially the kokopeli

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

Great design - I love the border!
You design - mom quilts - a wonderful
Mother/Daughter collaboration!

ivoryspring said...

I love the Southwestern interpretation of the bunnies. You did a marvelous job.

Thank you for visiting. I have enjoyed your blog tremendously.

Janie said...

Love your quilt.

Janie

meggie said...

Lovely, & something so different. I am really enjoying seeing these quilts!
You are very talented.

bimbi said...

amazing quilt ! i can't stop staring ... :)

Amanda said...

It's beautiful! The colors and the appliques are fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us!

sewhooked said...

What a lovely gift to your parents. My family and I visited New Mexico last summer and you really captured the south west feeling!

Jennifer/sewhooked.org

conny's quilts said...

What a great quilt you made, I love the little human figure. Is it an existing traditional figure or did you invented it yourself?
Happy quilting.

Allie said...

Love love love it!!!!!!!

Zlaty said...

I love quilt and the borders!

Happy sewing!

sewcalgal said...

Very creative quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

It's a stunning quilt! I'm very impressed!

Rhonda said...

Your quilt is great. It's always rewarding when we design something and it comes to pass. Great job!

Martys Fiber Musings said...

My first comment didn't come up...just yet...so I'll repeat 'cause I want you to know that I love your quilt. What a great favorite to post.

Seedplanter said...

Quilters are such special people! Your parents must treasure this so much. I love that they sent you pictures so you could share it here.

I love the stories behind each quilt, too. I once completed a 75-year-old family quilt top that was begun by a grandmother I never got to meet. I wrote about it here. It was quite an emotional experience for me.

Love your blog!

Lucy said...

Wow -- this is wonderful. I'm so glad you were able to include a new picture so we could see all the borders. You have a real eye for design and the colors are perfect.

I'm having so much fun going thru these quilts. I'm in complete awe of so many - including yours. Great job.

yarnahoy said...

Love the colors & simplicity of the applique motifs.
:)

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