Nero's Post II (2013-2015)

by Teje Karjalainen

{Bunny’s Friends} Part 4


Once upon a time there was a little bunny. She knew that special job was waiting for her and she gathered some friends to help her …

Bunny's Friends by Teje Karjalainen

First there was a little, cute, pink Bunny …

paper pieced bunny

Little Bunny wanted to have friends to help her and she asked Dragonfly to make her bird to sing and donkey to laugh …

paper pieced bird

paper pieced animals

Bunny asked her to make some stars, flower, heart … and lots of happy quilting …

hand quilting

hand quilting

Dragonfly had chosen sweet, pink fabric for the backside …

Bunny's Friends by Teje Karjalainen


Dragonfly sewed a sleeve and wrote a card …

hanging sleeve

… and then she stepped back to see what she had been sewing during those hot summer nights …

Bunny's Friends baby quilt

Bunny's Friends baby quilt

Then Bunny and her friends were waiting …

sewing studio by Teje Karjalainen

They were waiting many days …


Dragonfly flew home … but she left her little tools … so perhaps one day she comes back to make her magic again …

dragonfly's sewing tools

After many moons …

baby quilt by teje

… in one sunny, windy summer day … little baby girl was born …

Bunny's Friends quilt

Bunny and her friends were so happy and excited! Bunny knew that she will tell the best stories, Bird will sing the happiest songs and Donkey will say the funniest jokes to keep the little baby girl always happy in her fairyroom.Bunny's Friends baby quilt by Teje


Name: Bunny’s Friends

Size: 38″ x 37″ (about 95 x 94 cm)

Design: Teje Karjalainen

Quilted: by hand with Perle cotton no 8

Made: July 2015

Paper piecing patterns: Kristy “Quiet Play”

Thank you for reading Bunny’s story and for your wonderful, sweet comments! 



Author: Teje

I am a Finnish woman living in Crete in Greece. Quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet and if there is still time, reading and painting, with happy company of our two sweet dogs and one cat!

47 thoughts on “{Bunny’s Friends} Part 4

  1. What a lively happy babyquilt Teje. Thank you for the story…. and I love the little dragonfly!

  2. It’s delightful Teje!

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. What a lucky baby girl! X

  4. Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Love Bunny’s finished quilt and a wonderful story to go with it.

  6. Beautiful Quilt! So gorgeous and full of love!

  7. By the way, a special message from Baa to Hanna – he voted for her in Pets on quilts as he thought she looked so pretty!

  8. It’s just darling Teje! Will you sell it in your shop? I don’t think I could part with it : )

    • Thank you so much Carla! This was a custom order and it is already in that little baby girl’s room. Fits well to my room, too. x Teje

  9. Yay! Clap, clap, clap! I love a happy ending 🙂 enchanting, Teje!

  10. Niiiiin ihana! Miten saatkaan eläimet niin elävän näköisiksi! Olet todella taitava!

  11. Oh that lucky baby girl who is getting this darling quilt! There is no other one like it anywhere. It is as special as she is. Thank you so much for your charming story of a guilter ‘s gift and all the little creatures who became part of it.

  12. Hello dear Teje,

    It has been a while since I last commented, but how lovely quilt you have created! Love the bunny – and the story was just charming! Your colors choices are always so pretty, pinks and yellows and all paired with crispy white – just perfect!

    Wishing you happy September days – time to pack you bags soon?!? 😉


    • Thank you so much Mia! It has been busy summer for both of us. This was a dear project! Soon packing but still so many things before that. x Teje

  13. What a wonderful story to pass on to a lucky little girl. A quilt that will laugh and sing and tell her sweet stories.

  14. Teje, I love how you spun your story out. This is an exceptionally beautiful quilt! The colors you chose are gorgeous. And I can see the friends causing many more imaginative stories to be told.

  15. Just love this quilt and the accompanying story. The quilting has bought it all to life. Adorable!

  16. This is a super sweet quilt, and I love the PP animal blocks!… are they yours? I love that this is random and that you featured a variety of blocks. Be sure to pass the praise onto dragonfly.

    Greetings from Germany!

  17. This is an adorable quilt! All of the animals are wonderful.

  18. You have outdone yourself, Teje! This is the sweetest baby quilt. Love the fabrics you chose and the layout of those lovely animal blocks. And the quilting is such a compliment to the design. Great photos and beautiful story!

    • Thank you so much Lorna! This was fun, secret project that I made in summer. It was hard to keep it secret. And now I’m working with an other secret project… plus puppies! x Teje

  19. What a gorgeous quilt! I love your story and all of the beautiful colors in your quilt!

  20. Great story – I really enjoyed following the series!

  21. Beautiful quilt, wonderful story!

  22. Teje, So happy to see the completion of this beauty. Thank you for linking up with the Pet Project Show, and sharing Bunny’s tale with us here. As you can tell, it’s a favorite of mine.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  23. Kerrassaan ihana työ!

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