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Quilt Block Bunny Pattern {52 UFO Quilt Block Pick UP}

I had something else planned for today, but I came across something over the weekend at the sewing retreat {where we tried the new iron!}and thought that this was better timing for this week! This is kind of a longer story {lots of background to do before the actual pattern today} so grab a little snack and enjoy.

quilt block bunny pattern Patchwork Posse

ufo quilt block

This is my Eliza. She is the cutest little 9 year old sewer out there {can you tell i am a little biased? my mom would agree though…..so that’s two} anyways.  She came up with me to the sewing overnighter with the gals and had a great time.  She was sewing along on her quilt that she brought, but just wasn’t feeling the mojo until Julie pulled out a bunny project.  Eliza picked out the fabric, sewed her bunnies, cut them with the pinking shearsand tied the bows.

eliza bunny

My mom gave her a sewing machine {her ancient avacado colored bernina} and she just sews away on it.  As you can see she loved making them and has a little pile of bunnies for Easter and to give away to some friends.

There’s more to the story-  Angie knew I was putting on this year of UFO Quilt Block thing on the blog and she was thinking thoughtfully that she would share some of her UFO Quilt blocks….thanks— and I take them.  Now. Girls- there are some blocks that just blow you away and there are others that.  Well. Don’t. These don’t.

ufoquiltblockbunny

yeah. nice 80′s colors. not the greatest fabric quality….and a few spots were hand pieced.

Not wanting to be a UFO Quilt Block snub, I took them graciously and thought probably out loud. What the hell am I going to do with these?

Now, I love a good challenge….and this was it. I tucked them away in the Quilt block drawer…ok. fine. Stuffed them to the very back, and went on my business.

After Eliza had made her cute little bunnies I thought— what about making them out of some seriously un attractive quilt blocks…that are stuffed to the back of the drawer!

I ironed them super flat, and took the rotary cutter to them.   I made up a new bunny pattern {wasn’t fond of the one that Eliza had- weird shape} and made up a few…..

bunny pattern

Materials needed:

Print off the bunny pattern template

12 inch UFO Quilt Block = 1 bunny  You can also use a 12″ square piece of fabric of your choice

Ribbon for bow tie

pinking shears

polyfil stuffing

Bunny Instructions:

Step 1: Fold fabric or quilt block WRONG SIDES TOGETHER

Step 2: Pin template on the quilt block

Step 3: Cut out using pinking shears

Step 4: Sew all the way around leaving the bottom open for stuffing

Step 5: Stuff firmly– make sure you get little stuffing into those long ears!

Step 6: Sew the bottom closed

Step 7: Tie bow around the bunnies neck

Here are some showing their pieced backsides— the blue and pink were the star pieced blocks, the red and pink were 9 patches.

quiltblockbunny1

I am actually pretty excited about this bunny pattern. Super simple pattern for beginners, easy and really a 9 year old could do it! {it is a bit harder to cut when there are a hundred seams from the pieced blocks, but you’ll live}

So hop on over… I’m such a cheeseball..and dig through your UFO Quilt Blocks and see if there are any that are ready to become bunnies.

quiltblockbunny2

This is part of the 52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up series……need more ideas on what to do with your UFO Quilt Blocks? previous weeks and UFO Quilt Block ideas

If you are sewing along with us and making up something with your UFO Quilt Blocks {even if you find your own way of sewing them together} we would all love a little peeksee!

Post them in the UFO Quilt Block Photo Gallery.  

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