Friday, February 18, 2011

The Skull Quilt Project: Rabbits Skull

A Rabbit A Day creator, Sarah from Ilfracombe, North Devon, England sent us this rabbit skull for our quilt project. Sarah made a rabbit template. She used the the template to cut rabbits out of fusible webbing backed fabric. She arranged the rabbits and ironed them into place on an Alexander Henry skull and lace print cotton fabric. After, she stitched around each rabbit, overlapping her stitch lines, so the rabbit shapes were maintained. This is a nice way to do applique. I love the repetition of the rabbit shape and how it's arranged to form a skull. This is another great example of a creative way to make a skull quilt square.

We've been getting a lot of blocks for our Skull-A-Day and Becky's Fund Skull Quilt Project. We have enough to make about 2 art quilts, but we definitely want more blocks. The more blocks, the more quilts we can make and auction off. The proceeds from the auctions will go to Becky's Fund, which is an organization that helps victims of domestic violence. The quilt blocks need to be 12"x12" in total size. This includes 1" around all sides of seam and ironing allowance. This means you have about 10"x10" of art space. Since these are art quilts, feel free to use any medium you wish that will adhere to a 12"x12" cotton square. Need inspiration, check our other submissions.

If you would like to participate in this project, send your finished skull quilt squares to:

PO Box 73236
Richmond, VA 23235

On a note sent with the piece, please include:
Your name
Your city, state and/or country
Your I can tell you when yours arrives.

If you have any questions about the project, feel free to email me at

The deadline for us to receive the skull blocks is Saturday, May 28, 2011. This is so we can sew the quilts in time Skull Appreciation Day. The quilts will be auctioned off after the event. Some might be auctioned at the event...more on that when I have more details for you.

1 comment:

CarynSKA said...

This rabbit skull is super cute!