Friday, April 24, 2015

Podunk Posy quilt, Surprise Bunny Block Tutorial(pic heavy)

Isn't this just the sweetest little bunny?  I wish I could take credit for the design but it was designed by Sally over at TheObjectsofDesign.  She is very talented and creative blogger, that almost always puts a smile on my face with every post.  You can find her posts about the bunnies herehere and here.  As soon as I saw it I knew it would make a cute corner option for the Podunk Posy quilt.  I contact her right away and was given permission to write this tutorial.  Her yellow bunnies below are an updated version that I'll be using for this tutorial.  

This block is tiny but don't let that scare you.  You've been saving all those tiny scraps for years, now is your chance to use them!  

Before we get started lets go over a few things.  All measurements are in inches.  Reducing your stitch length on you sewing machine will help with accuracy, I used 1.8.  I also used a scant quarter inch unless stated otherwise.  Pressing...I didn't give pressing directions, I just went with the path of least resistance using finger pressing method.  And then later had to clip some seams to reduce bulk.  For the most part this will be a picture tutorial.
(sorry about the poor picture quality). 
 I've used circles and arrows to show piecing instructions and I also numbered each step.  If you have any question feel free to leave a comment.  

What you'll need for one block
4 blocks will be needed for the podunk posy quilt

Dark Pink(back leg, tail and left ear)
(1) 2.75
(2) 1.25 x 2
(3) 1.25 squares

Light pink with white polka dots
 (1) 2.75
(1) 2.75 x 2 
(6) 1.25 squares
(1) 1.25 x 2.75
(1) 4.25 x 2

White background fabric
(7) 1.25 squares
(3) 2 x 1.25
(1) 1.25 x 2.75
(1) 2 x 2.75
(1) 3.5 x 2.75
(2) 2" squares
(2) 8.75 squares

Lay out your pieces as shown below.

I've marked all the pieces below that will need to be sewn using the stitch, clip and flip method.  Stitch all of these, then clip and flip.  

Since the pieces are so small I didn't mark them.  I used the tape on the bed of the machine as my corner to corner guide.  

Now that you have all of the corners stitched, clipped and flipped, we can get hoppin' on the rest of the block.

Fold triangles in half and finger press a center mark.  Do the same on the bunny block.

Line up the pressing marks, pin and stitch.

Trim up your block to 12.5

The tutorials for the rest of the Podunk Posy quilt

~ Lea Anne ~

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  1. Cutest bunny ever!! You are such a talented designer, you should write a book!!

  2. oh my goodness, this little bunny is so adorable. Thank you so much for sharing how to put this little lady together. She would look adorable on a baby quilt.

  3. Such a cute block! Thanks for the tute!

  4. I love this happy quilt, the flowers, the baskets, the butterfly, the bunny....I might have to make more than one. Thanks for sharing and making us smile.

  5. Darling bunny and great tutorial!! I'm going to go visit Sally's blog!

  6. Your tutorial proves that a picture is worth a thousand words! least for me...clear and easy to follow. Thanks!

  7. your quilt is a real beauty and the little rabbit is lovely too


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