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Monday, March 26, 2012

For The Love Of Spring!

I've mentioned before that I'm making the Harrington and Hannah blocks that are part of the free BOM being given away by Michelle at The Raspberry Rabbits.  I love her rabbits and her patterns!  If you haven't seen them then be sure to take a look; I know you'll fall in love with those bunnies.  :)

Michelle also designs patterns and makes small quilts using her folk art fusion technique.  Her latest pattern, For The Love of Spring, really caught my eye when she showed it on her blog.  Last week she sent me the pattern to test for her (it has nothing to do with the fact that I drooled when I saw it) - oh my goodness, how fun is that!  I was so excited that she sent it one day and I made it the next.  :)  Yes, it really was that fast.  An afternoon and it was done!  I love the primitive look of these flowers.

This is a small piece and except for the background I literally made it from scraps!
I could tell from the pattern that Michelle is very generous with the fabric in her kits because I used far less than she calls for.  And I loved the fact that her directions were completely clear and in exactly the right order for assembling everything very quickly.  And another nice part is that the pattern comes with both the wool instructions and embroidery instructions - two for the price of one.

She's not paying me anything to say this so I can be completely honest when I say that I've ordered from Michelle before and been completely pleased with her service.  I love the Valdani threads she carries and her service is super quick.  Take a look at her website;  you'll want it all!

12 comments:

Carrie P. said...

I recognize that pattern. How fun to be a tester for Michelle. Well done1

Quilt Hollow said...

I quickly recognized her pattern before you mentioned her name. How fun for you.

Needled Mom said...

It is so cute too!!!! I love reading unbiased opinions. Thank you.

Gmama Jane said...

It is just your style!!! Love it
Jane

Kim P. said...

Thank you for mentioning her blog on your blog. I visited her blog and her store and just love her patterns and plan to get involved in her flickr group. Thanks again.

patchworksails said...

OH my those are lovely bunnies !
I like the look of the layering of flowers !!

Mrs.Pickles said...

very pretty

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, this is so much fun to see a review - just love this little piece. I agree, generous amounts, great instructions, and wonderful service my Shell - I have always been pleased.

Garden of Egan said...

Wow! That is so absolutely CUTE!!!!
I love that primitive look and love the colors!

Sheila said...

I love this pattern , Michelle doe lovely designs and I am doing Hannah and Harrington as well , it is so cute . You did a lovely job on this sweet pattern.

Denise :) said...

What a cute pattern!!! I like Michelle, her blog, her bunnies and her patterns, too!

Karen said...

I like the prim style look of this piece.