Goodness! We’re just one small hop from Easter. Time for a cute chocolate bunny and an Easter egg. Usually I present these free 12″ bite size quilt patterns on the first of the month but I’ve had so many requests for this pattern already that I thought I’d go ahead and blog it early. This Bite size square is machine appliqué. Give special attention on fussy cutting your pieces.
What is fussy cutting? The internet definition: When you find a particular design, picture or print in your fabric and then cut around it so it fits into a patch or block on your quilt featuring the special picture or design.
But it is more than just that. You can have the direction of the fabric create highlights or imply the direction of the hair on the bunny. Fussy cut the egg and the ribbon across the egg, as well. But don’t stop there. Learn to do a mitered border by fussy cutting your strips and creating a beautiful accent to your 12″ block. Done with the fussy cutting now? Oh no. Don’t forget the binding! You can fussy cut and make the prettiest binding ever! Click here to download the pattern and instructions. April.BiteSizeBlock.Instructions (Sorry, free download expired 11/16. For pattern, please purchase Bite Size Vol. 2)
Hop to it! and Have a wonderful Easter.