Patchwork Easter bunny

I took some patchwork hexagons along as my project to the SewingDirectory meeting in Exeter in March.  And this is what they have become!

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I used Simplicity 1549.  The rest of the rabbit is made from felt, and I blanket stitched most of the pieces together instead of sewing them together on the wrong side – hate turning out tiny little limbs! A few things learned about paper piecing –

  •  buying the paper templates saves lots of time, and you can reuse them
  • another timesaver is to cut squares of fabric rather than hexagons
  • and a Sewline glue pen instead of basting

All these tips meant I could get straight on with sewing the pieces together – the fun part! Mr D now has a plan for me to recover the dining chairs in patchwork.

 

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What do you think?!

Image from Sew Magazine.

10 responses to “Patchwork Easter bunny

  1. Great work Dottie, and I love Mr D’s idea for the chairs!

  2. This is gorgeous! I know what I’m doing with my scrappy pieces now!

  3. Aw that’s lovely! And a good idea for the chairs 🙂

  4. Cute! And that jrt is too!

  5. cute bunnies, cute chair, adorable doggy!

  6. So cute just in time for Easter!

  7. Cute bunny!

    I’ve been packaging up patterns from the swap meet to send out, and realized I don’t have your address yet! If you could send it to me at sunnyb64 at yahoo dot com, I’ll get it out as soon as I can.

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