So here we are again in apple time and the year heaves itself round another turn. And how did that happen? Barely a knit knitted, barely a stitch stitched.
They say the older you get, the faster time flies. But surely I’m not suddenly aged so fast that a whole year has sped by in the blink of an eye!
But there is no denying the apples! Green apples, red apples, sweet apples, cooking apples, apples on trees, apples on the ground, apples for the chicken, for the wasps, for the crows and apples to remember the dear sheep and how they loved to feast on them. Apples in crumbles, apples in pies, apples in bowls and chilly mornings and dark evenings lending a little time to visit the Makery again.
The leaves begin to turn and the sun shines a redder gold and, as the flowers fade, the hedges glow berry bright.
And I have sewn a golden hare.
I used almost the same technique as described in my Time and Tide post but, with this, I made the quilt sandwich first, then drew the outline, sewed on the drawn lines and painted last. I think this was probable a better way of doing it as I found the paint quite tricky to sew around before because it had a tendency to jam against the presser foot. The hare is about 6″ x 3″ so this was a much smaller and more detailed design than I have attempted with fabric paint in the past.
I did think I might include him in my next Endeavourers quilt but I’m not enthused by the background print and I’m not sure how I could incorporate him…it has given me some ideas for that quilt though and, hopefully, I’ll find a use for this piece sooner or later.
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
4 thoughts on “A Golden Hare at Apple Time”
The back looks as good as the front. Your stitching is so perfect!! I am wondering if you had a project in mind when you made him or is he play time?
He is beautiful, Janine!
Lovely design and neat stitching too!
Nice idea with the painting too!
I’m sure you will find something suitable to use him for.
Love your garden – my perfect garden would include water (and not rain 🤪) the hare worked out really well
Just look at all those delicious apples. Oh, I do love the sound of apple pies and crumbles. How fabulous there is enough for mankind and all the critters. =) Your hare is sweet, Janine. I just know he will be hopping across some fabulous creation of yours in the not too distant future . How nice you will soon spend more time in the Makery.