Saturday, April 19, 2014

Baltimore Bunnies

Did you know that the tradition of the Easter bunny goes back to the 17th century in Germany? Legend has it that the original Easter Hare showed up with candy and gifts for children who had behaved well throughout the Easter season. In addition,  Wikipedia notes, "Some Christians believe that the rabbit symbolizes new life, particularly in relation to the resurrection of Jesus."  

Baltimore Bunnies by Fleda Gorbea, quilted by Ann Skitt

Floral blossoms, baskets, and bouncing bunnies comprise the charming motifs of Fleda's quilt. The Baltimore Bunnies pattern is by Anne Sutton at Bunny Hill Designs. Fleda notes, "I love to applique. Anne Sutton's patterns are so fun and whimsical. The details in ( longarm) quilter Ann Skitt's quilting completed my quilt perfectly. "

Close up, Baltimore Bunnies by Fleda Gorbea

Plaids (in the flowers) and muted tone-on-tone springtime prints are perfect for this work. In this close-up, you can see the lovely and intricate outline quilting, which really makes Fleda's applique "pop" off the background.

Close up, Baltimore Bunnies by Fleda Gorbea

We at Quilt Inspiration hope that your Easter baskets are filled with goodies and wonderful ideas for a new season of quilting !

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2014 Arizona Quilters Guild show.


  1. Beautiful quilt, fabulous quilting.

  2. That quilt is simply beautiful! I imagine that so much detail and time went into that quilt. Happy Easter to you! -Brittany

  3. Oh, what a beautiful quilt - aren't bunnies just the cutest! Really would love to make this quilt also. Congratulations on creating such a gorgeous and truly inspiring quilt.


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