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Thread: Which bunny? Opinions please

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    Which bunny? Opinions please

    Making a baby quilt for 1st grandson T/B born late September. I am going to applique various bunnies around the bottom, in different positions - possibly add some flowers and butterflies (time permitting).

    My *original* idea was to do the quilt in whites with repro prints and do the bunnies in "bunny colored" home spuns. When the mom-to-be was visiting I took her to the quilt shop for her to show me which colors, fabrics she liked (not picking anything out - just to give me an idea if she liked repro, modern, muted tones etc). Well she loved flannels and she likes brights and told me she wanted bright.

    I happened to have this flannel in my stash (yippee!) so I made a simple "base" top and now I want to applique the bunnies. Once I chose the brights I thought the "bunny colored" (browns, beige - etc) homespuns were going to look odd on the bright quilt top. So I started selecting some batiks from my stash and I was about to cut a bunny out of a chocolate brown and I thought ... there I go selecting BUNNY COLORS!!!

    I piled a selection of the 'bunny colored' batiks on the top, and a selection of different homespuns (blues, greens, yellows - some muted some bright), and I had a sideway's think and grabbed a handful of bright prints as well.

    I asked my husband and he said "bunnies need to be bunny colored - blue bunnies don't exist". The man clearly lacks imagination.

    So ... which do you guys like ...

    Clockwise from top left
    Bunny colored batiks
    Homespuns
    Bright prints

    I'm kinda leaning toward the homespuns which was my original idea.

    Opinions appreciated ... even if it's "none of the above".

    thanks
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    Was there a picture? If mother likes brights, then go for bunnies in your brightest colors. Was bugs bunny realistic? Is Dr Seuss realistic? Few baby things are done in realistic colors. Real rabbits are in colors nature selected to help them blend into the countryside to help them not become supper for a larger animal. Not necessarily the primary reason to select colors for a baby's quilt.

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    Sorry ... forgot pic!!!
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    Okay I love the top left, those are real bunny colors, if you add butterflies and flowers they will add more color so you don't want the bunnies too colorful. I love the quilt so far. Very pretty. Congrats on the upcoming arrival.

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    Let me change my answer. That's a cute quilt. Any color rabbit will be cute.

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    I like bright bunnies. Mom likes the brighter colors and so do kids.

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    I like the real looking best. pretty quilt!

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    I dunno... I kinda like the homespuns you picked out for the bunnies. Bunnies can be any color -- hasn't you husband ever seen pastel bunny Peeps? LOL! I know the mom likes bright but this quilt looks to me like its skewing "soft" & I personally love that. I just think this is going to be darling!
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    I vote top left

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    I would do the homespun and throw in the tan for one bunny and pick one of the brights--mix it up a little. Great background quilt for the bunnies.
    jackie

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