Ian gave me a bag of scrap vintage fabrics for Christmas, and the various bunny and carrot fabrics inspired the rest of my fabric scrap choices. They're so cute!
I tried a couple of completely new things with this quilt: the first was starting without a plan. This was an improvised pattern, inspired by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson's method here. It was fun to just kind of find my way along, to make decisions as I went, and to not know what the final result would look like.
The second new thing I tried was free-motion quilting. Free motion quilting is different from quilting in straight lines, which is what I've done up to this point. It's like free-form drawing with the sewing machine. See these swirly-whirlies? I was really scared to do it - what if I messed up and ruined all of my hard work? But I found that once I got going, it was kind of fun, and when you stand back and look at it as a whole it looks pretty good!
I'm excited just thinking about the special little one who will be wrapped in this bunny quilt, but I'm going to have a hard time parting with it! Oh well, guess I'll just have to start on my next quilt...