Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bunnies & Cream Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the Bunnies & Cream Blog tour, and I’m so excited to show you my projects. This debut collection by Lauren Nash (Transient Art) for Penny Rose Fabrics stole my sewing heart immediately. The darling little bunnies baking treats with their mother reminded me of cherished picture books from my own childhood. 



Lauren's collection includes darling recipe panels. What a sweet idea! "Glazed Lemon Poppyseed Cookies." My Grandma Audrey loved all things lemon. This sounds just like something that would have been in her recipe box. 






There are so many delicious details in this collection, that I really enjoyed just looking at the fabric.  Eventually I got to "work." I made two projects for my stop on the tour: an hourglass baby quilt and coordinating pillow.



For the pillow, I used Lori Holt’s Scrappy Happy Hearts mini tutorial that I discovered while joining her Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along. Lauren's ginghams and prints pair up so nicely to make these dainty little hearts that comprise the center panel of the pillow. I bordered the mini hearts with the pink gingham, and added left and right side borders of the fun mint print.



Next I embellished my pillow with a crisp white crocheted lace trim and buttons from my Grandma Audrey's button jar.  Just look at the sweet (pun intended) detail in Lauren's designs ~ a scrumptious little donut here ~ and in the next photo a pretty little cake in a glass cake plate.  I can just imagine a young child enjoying all of the details while wrapped up in a quilt of Bunnies & Cream!



I bound the pillow using the green gingham.  If you've never bound a pillow before, you should give it a try.  It's the same technique as binding a little quilt, and it creates such a nice finishing touch!



My hourglass quilt is comprised of 36 hourglass blocks featuring Lauren's pink, mint green and blue prints and coordinating ginghams.  I love the timeless look of an hourglass block. This little quilt was a snap to put together and will make a nice baby quilt at 36" x 36".  I didn't use a pattern, and I didn't have time to write up a tutorial.  I hope you will forgive me.  I was just a bit busy cutting, sewing, quilting and binding.  I will try to add a tutorial to my to-do list! 



If you follow my blog, you know that in February I released a new pattern featuring Bunnies & Cream. It’s called Shoofly Crossing. This 57" x 57" lap quilt or child's quilt was designed to showcase Lauren’s darling bunny prints.  


The main blocks are visually connected by small inner shoofly blocks, creating a whimsical design.  Please visit my Shoofly Crossing blog post to learn more about this pattern. Several of my blog sponsors are carrying this pattern and some have Bunnies & Cream kits available as well!




Sincere thanks to Lauren and Penny Rose Fabrics for including me on this blog tour. Bunnies & Cream fabric was a joy to sew. 

And thank you all for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you get carried away with some sweet quilting of your own! In the meantime, please be sure to stop and visit these other talented bloggers who have made beautiful projects with Lauren's collection.  Here's the schedule:


3/6/2017..... Faith Essenburg............. www.saranaave.wordpress.com 
3/7/2017..... Bridgette McNay............www.thefamilyhearth.com
3/8/2017..... Elea Lutz....................... www.elealutzdesign.com
3/9/2017..... Taunja Kelvington......... www.carriedawayquilting.com
3/10/2017.... Veronica AM................. www.VividFelicity.wordpress.com
3/11/2017.... Lauren Nash.................. www.TransientArt.com


~Taunja

Photo courtesy of Lauren Nash




24 comments:

  1. Your quilt and pillow is so darling! I wish I were home to make right now!❤❤ hey, and I remembered today was your day!πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. Thanks so much dear! I saw your comment on IG and then remember, I was supposed to tag Genee! Ha ha ha! :)

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  2. Taunja!! This is all so precious! The pillow and the beautiful quilts - you're an inspiration! Love your creations!

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    1. Thank you dear! I think it is you fabric designers who are the inspiration. So thankful for people like you and Lauren who bring such beauty into our quilting lives!

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  3. The fabric is beautiful and I love what you have made with it.

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    1. Thank you Sherry! It was really fun to sew with such sweet fabric!

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  4. LOVE LOVE your projects! Showed off this pretty collection so well. Thanks for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Linda! That is so nice to hear! :) :)

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  5. Those are truly the prettiest things I have ever seen !!!

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    1. Well thanks so much Nancy! My day is made! ;)

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  6. Such beautiful delicate fabric and your projects make them even more gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! You know how it is . . . such sweet fabric can be so inspiration. It kind of tells you what to sew. Have a great weekend!

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  7. What beautiful and gorgeous quilts and pillow. The added buttons and lace on this beautiful heart pillow is such a nice touch. Love your quilts and the pretty quilting on them.

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    1. Thank you so much Sigi! This fabric was so sweet to sew! :)

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  8. Oh Taunja, this has to be the sweetest most adorable baby quilt and pillow. That lace and the binding on the pillow... perfection! I'm dying to get my hands on this fabric! My grand-girls are 9 and 6 but you know what? I think they need a darling summer dress out of the fabric! :-) Heading over to look at your Shoofly Crossing pattern now... it looks lovely. Thanks for always being such an amazing inspiration both on IG and here on your blog. - Dori @redfeedsack -

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    1. Oh my gosh you are right! Summer dresses would be darling out of this fabric! She has some cute striped pieces too that would be adorable on a dress. What fun! Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting my blog! :)

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  9. I love all the special touches to your projects and to the fabric line!

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah! This really is a dear little collection!

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  10. Just devine, so nursery sweet, really really love them all.
    Glenis

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    1. Thanks so much Glenis! That is such high praise from you . . . who creates all things lovely for little people! Thank you!!

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  11. What a beautiful set you made using this adorable fabric line! Love how you made the hearts on the pillow, and that hour glass pattern for the quilt is just perfect! Of course your Shoofly Crossing pattern takes the prize! Once again you have inspired me to make a few sweet somethings to tuck away for the next baby that comes alongπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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    1. Thank you SO much Pam! Sewing for grandbabies must be so extra special. Someday I'm sure I'll go just crazy doing that! Thanks for stopping by and all your support!

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  12. I have had this page open since the 9th when you posted it.
    Yeah, I have been busy, like always
    Your creations are just adorable and so very perfectly made.
    I love this fabric so much

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    1. Thank you SO much for your kind words Rosemary! I hope you find some time to sew and enjoy yourself! :)

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