Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and happy change of seasons to all ! Here's a delightful quilt guaranteed to make you smile.
Mother Bunny, 23 x 33", by Bonita McFadden, California
The Easter Bunny, along with a basket of brightly colored eggs are the symbols of fertility and re-birth in nature. Easter bunnies can be either gender, and here's one of the most adorable female bunnies we've seen. She wears a polka dot ruffled apron which can be lifted up to display her white dress below the apron. Her basket, which also lifts up, is make of three dimensional woven strips of fabric. Peeking out of the basket are polka dot, plaid, and striped eggs in colors which complement the background and borders. Bonita has attached a china bird to the right hand border and has used the broderie perse technique to add baby rabbits, blades of grass, and a striped kitty cat to this enchanting scene.
Close up, Mother Bunny by Bonita McFadden
Bonita has created a very glamorous bunny by the use of charming embellishments such as false eyelashes, rhinestone eyes, a three dimensional hat with three dimensional silk flowers,a pink neck ribbon, and shimmery iridescent whiskers. We love this thoughtful and meticulous attention to detail and workmanship. Bonita's original design is machine pieced, machine quilted, and fusible appliqued. What a fun way to celebrate the changes in nature that each new season brings us !
Image credits: Photos shown with the generous permission of Bonita McFadden
Quilt design copyright 2015 by Bonita McFadden.