DIY of the month: Bunny in the Garden Quilt

Bunny in the Garden Quilt

Welcome Spring with our DIY of the month: Bunny in the Garden Quilt. This is an intermediate quilting project using paper piecing for the tulips and bunny. Download the free pattern and basic sewing guide. Follow the blog for detailed instructions on putting the quilt together. Follow along with our video for paper piecing the tulips and bunny.

Bunny in the Garden Quilt

Materials

Bunny in the Garden Quilt - Materials
  • Quiltland Cotton – Whimsy Print in Meadow: 1m
  • Quiltland Cotton – Whimsy Print in Robin’s Egg: 1.1m
  • Quiltland Cotton – Whimsy Print in Blush: 1.5m
  • Quiltland Cotton – Whimsy Print in Taupe: 3.1m
  • Batting: 2.5m
  • Wide Width Quilting Cotton for Backing: 2.6m

Instructions

Cutting Instructions

For simplicity, each fabric has been given a corresponding letter for identification when piecing together.

  • 1m Meadow (A)
  • 1.1m Robin’s Egg (B)
  • 1.5m Blush (C)
  • 3.1m Taupe (D)

**Please note all strips are cut across the width of fabric (WOF) from selvage to selvage unless otherwise noted.**

From the Whimsy Print – Meadow (A), cut:

  • 3 strips measuring 5 1/2″ x WOF strips. Sub-cut each strip to measure 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ squares. You should have 21 squares total.
  • The remaining fabric will be used for paper piecing.

From the Whimsy Print – Robin’s Egg (B), cut:

  • 4 strips measuring 5 1/2″ x WOF strips. Sub-cut each strip to measure 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ squares. You should have 22 squares total.
  • The remaining fabric will be used for paper piecing.

From the Whimsy Print – Blush (C), cut:

  • 4 strips measuring 5 1/2″ x WOF strips. Sub-cut each strip to measure 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ squares. You should have 23 squares total.
  • 8 strips measuring 2 1/2″ x WOF strips, to be used for the binding.
  • The remaining fabric will be used for paper piecing.

From the Whimsy Print – Taupe (D), cut:

  • 4 strips measuring 5 1/2″ x WOF strips. Sub-cut each strip to measure 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ squares. You should have 25 squares total.
  • 2 strips measuring 5 1/4″ x 70″ strips.
  • 2 strips measuring 5 1/4″ x 85 1/2″ strips.
  • 1 strip measuring 10 1/2″ x WOF strip. Sub-cut each strip to measure 10 1/2″ x 3″ rectangles. You will need 52 rectangles to be used for tulip paper pieces A and G.
  • The remaining fabric will be used for paper piecing.

Block Assembly

Block 1

Block 1
Block 1

Sew 1 square from C to 1 square from A to 1 square from D and 1 square from B.

Repeat to make 3 Block 1 squares total.

Block 2

Block 2

Sew 1 square from A to 1 square from D to 1 square from B and 1 square from C.

Repeat to make 3 Block 2 squares total.

Block 3

Sew 1 square from B to 1 square from C to 1 square from A and 1 square from D.

Repeat to make 3 Block 3 squares total.

Row 1

Sew (1) C, (1) B, (1) D, (1) A, (1) B, (1) C, (1) A, (1) D, (1) C, (1) B together to create Row 1.

Row 2

Sew (1) C, (1) A, (1) D, (1) C, (1) B, (1) D, (1) B, (1) D, (1) C, (1) A together to create Row 2.

Row 3

Sew (1) A, (1) D, (1) C, (1) B, (1) D, (1) A, (1) B, (1) C, (1) A, (1) D, (1) C, (1) B together to create Row 3.

Row 4

Sew (1) D, (1) B, (1) C, (1) A, (1) D, (1) C, (1) B, (1) D, (1) B, (1) D, (1) C, (1) A together to create Row 4.

Row 5

Sew (1) A, (1) D, (1) C, (1) B, (1) D, (1) A, (1) D, (1) B together to create Row 5.

Row 6

Sew (1) D, (1) C, (1) A together to create Row 6.

Foundation Paper Piecing

Tulip Paper Piecing

Print your template. You will need to create 13 C tulips and 13 B tulips. Cut fabric into pieces large enough to cover each of their numbered sections.

Block B

  1. Place the wrong side of the fabric for B1 on the wrong side of the paper template. Make sure your fabric is larger than the B1 outlines.

*If you are unsure where your lines are, hold your paper up to a light source to ensure your fabric is overlapping the paper line.

2. Place the fabric for B2 on top of B1 with the right sides of the fabric together.

3. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Check that once B2 is flipped the right way that it will cover the B2 box on the template. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line between B1 and B2 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line.

4. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press B1 and B2 flat.

5. Place B3 on top of B2 with the right sides together. Check that once B3 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the B3 box on the template. Stitch along the line between B2 and B3 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press B2 and B3 flat.

6. Repeat steps for B4 and B5. Use a rotary cutter or scissors to cut off excess fabric along the seam allowance on the outer pattern.

Block C

  1. Place the wrong side of the fabric for C1 on the wrong side of the paper template. Make sure your fabric is larger than the B1 outlines.

2. Place the fabric for C2 on top of C1 with the right sides of the fabric together. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Check that once C2 is flipped the right way that it will cover the C2 box on the template. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line between C1 and C2 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line.

3. Place the fabric for C3 on top of C1 with the right sides of the fabric together. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Check that once C3 is flipped the right way that it will cover the C3 box on the template. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line between C1 and C3 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line.

4. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press C1, C2 and C3 flat.

5. Place the fabric for C4 on top of the block with rights sides of the fabric together. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Check that once C4 is flipped the right way that it will cover the C4 box on the template. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line between C1 and C4 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line.

6. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press C1 and C4 flat.

7. Use a rotary cutter or scissors to cut off excess fabric along the seam allowance on the outer pattern.

Block D & F

  1. Place the wrong side of the fabric for D1 on the wrong side of the paper template. Make sure your fabric is larger than the D1 outlines.

2. Place the fabric for D1 on top of D2 with the right sides of the fabric together. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Check that once D1 is flipped the right way that it will cover the D1 box on the template. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line between D1 and D2 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line.

3. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press D1 and D2 flat.

4. Place the fabric for D3 on top of D2 with the right sides of the fabric together. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Check that once D3 is flipped the right way that it will cover the D3 box on the template. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line between D3 and D2 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line.

5. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press D2 and D3 flat.

6. Place the fabric for D4 on top of D2/D3 with the right sides of the fabric together. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Check that once D4 is flipped the right way that it will cover the D4 box on the template. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line between D4 and D2/D3 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line.

7. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press D4 flat.

8. Use a rotary cutter or scissors to cut off excess fabric along the seam allowance on the outer pattern.

9. Repeat the same steps for F.

Attaching A-G

To create your tulip block you will need to attach all of the pieces you have just sewn.

  1. Place block B on top of Block C. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line, using the template line as your sewing line.
  2. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press flat.

3. Place Block E on top of Block D. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line, using the template line as your sewing line.

4. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press flat.

5. Place Block F on top of Block E. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line, using the template line as your sewing line.

6. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press flat.

7. Place Black D-F on top of Block B-C. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line, using the template line as your sewing line.

8. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press flat.

9. Place Black A on top of Block B-F. Check the right side of your paper to ensure the lines match up. Shorten your stitch length to 1.0 so it will be easier to remove the paper. Stitch along the line, using the template line as your sewing line. Repeat with the other side, placing Block G on top of Block A-F.

10 Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess seam allowances. With a dry hot iron press flat.

11. Tear the paper off of the back and repeat with remaining tulips.

Bunny Paper Piecing

Print your template. Tape together Pattern piece for the C block where indicated. Cut fabric into pieces large enough to cover each of their numbered sections.

Block A

  1. Place the wrong side of the fabric for A1 on the wrong side of the paper template. Make sure your fabric is larger than the A1 outlines.

2. Place A2 on top of A1 with the right sides together. Check that once A2 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the A2 box on the template. Stitch along the line between A1 and A2 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess fabric from the seam. With a dry hot iron press A1 and A2 flat.

3. Place A3 on top of A1 with the right sides together. Check that once A3 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the A3 box on the template. Stitch along the line between A1 and A3 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess fabric from the seam. With a dry hot iron press A1 and A3 flat.

4. Place A4 on top of A2-A3 with the right sides together. Check that once A4 is flipped the right way that it will cover the A4 box on the template. Stitch along the line between A4 and A2-A3 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press A4, A2 and A3 flat.

5. Place A5 on top of A1 with the right sides together. Check that once A5 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the A5 box on the template. Stitch along the line between A1 and A5 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess fabric from the seam. With a dry hot iron press A1 and A5 flat.

6. Place A6 on top of A1 with the right sides together. Check that once A6 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the A6 box on the template. Stitch along the line between A1 and A6 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press A1 and A6 flat.

7. With paper scissors, cut along the A5-A6 line until you reach the point that connects A1, A5 and A6.

8. Fold your paper piece around until you can place the right side of A6 on top of the right side of A5. Stitch together following the template line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press A5 and A6 flat.

9. Place A7 on top of the A block with the right sides together. Check that once A7 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the A7 box on the template. Stitch along the line between A and A7 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press A7 flat.

10. Use a rotary cutter or scissors to cut off excess fabric along the seam allowance on the outer pattern.

Block B

  1. Place the wrong side of the fabric for B1 on the wrong side of the paper template. Make sure your fabric is larger than the B1 outlines.

2. Place B2 on top of B1 with the right sides together. Check that once B2 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the B2 box on the template. Stitch along the line between B1 and B2 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press B1 and B2 flat.

3. Place B3 on top of B1 with the right sides together. Check that once B3 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the B3 box on the template. Stitch along the line between B1 and B3 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press B1 and B3 flat.

4. Place B4 on top of B1-B3 with the right sides together. Check that once B4 is flipped the right way that it will cover the B4 box on the template. Stitch along the line between B1-B3 and B4 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press B4 flat.

5. Place B5 on top of B4 with the right sides together. Check that once B5 is flipped the right way that it will cover the B5 box on the template. Stitch along the line between B5 and B4 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess fabric from the seam. With a dry hot iron press B4and B5 flat.

6. Place B6 on top of B1-B3 with the right sides together. Check that once B6 is flipped the right way that it will cover the B6 box on the template. Stitch along the line between B1-B3 and B6 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press B6 flat.

7. Place B7 on top of B6 with the right sides together. Check that once B7 is flipped the right way that it will cover the B7 box on the template. Stitch along the line between B7 and B6 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess fabric from the seam. With a dry hot iron press B7 flat.

8. Place B8 on top of B6 with the right sides together. Check that once B8 is flipped the right way that it will cover the B6 box on the template. Stitch along the line between B6 and B8 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Trim excess fabric from the seam. With a dry hot iron press B8 flat.

9. Use a rotary cutter or scissors to cut off excess fabric along the seam allowance on the outer pattern.

Block C

  1. Place the wrong side of the fabric for C1 on the wrong side of the paper template. Make sure your fabric is larger than the C1 outlines.

2. Place C2 on top of C1 with the right sides together. Check that once C2 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the C2 box on the template. Stitch along the line between C1 and C2 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press C1 and C2 flat.

3. Place C3 on top of C1 with the right sides together. Check that once C3 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the C3 box on the template. Stitch along the line between C1 and C3 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press C1 and C3 flat.

4. Place C4 on top of C1 with the right sides together. Check that once C4 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the C4 box on the template. Stitch along the line between C1 and C4 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press C1 and C4 flat.

5. Place C5 on top of C1 with the right sides together. Check that once C5 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the C5 box on the template. Stitch along the line between C1 and C5 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press C1 and C5 flat.

6. Place C6 on top of C1, C3, C5 with the right sides together. Check that once C6 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the C6 box on the template. Stitch along the line between C6 and C1, C3, C5 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press C6 flat.

7. Place C7 on top of C1, C4, C5, C6 with the right sides together. Check that once C7 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the C7 box on the template. Stitch along the line between C7 and C1, C4, C5, C7 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press C7 flat.

8. Place C8 on top of C7 with the right sides together. Check that once C8 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the C8 box on the template. Stitch along the line between C7 and C8 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press C8 flat.

9. Place C9 on top of C1, C2, C4, C7, C8 with the right sides together. Check that once 9 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the C9 box on the template. Stitch along the line between C9 and C1, C2, C4, C7, C8 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press C9 flat.

Block D

  1. Place the wrong side of the fabric for D1 on the wrong side of the paper template. Make sure your fabric is larger than the D1 outlines.

2. Place D2 on top of D1 with the right sides together. Check that once D2 is flipped the right way that it will cover more than the D2 box on the template. Stitch along the line between D1 and D2 with the paper side facing up, using the template line as your sewing line. Flip the block over so the right side of the fabric is facing up. With a dry hot iron press D1 and D2 flat.

Attaching A-D

Attach your blocks together by placing Block A on top of Block B and stitch along the line. Attach Block D to Block. Attach Block A-B to Block C-D

Tear the paper off of the back.

Assembling the quilt

  1. Sew (B) Tulip – (C) Tulip – (B) Tulip – B1 – (B) Tulip – (C) Tulip
  2. Sew (B) Tulip – (C) Tulip – (C) Tulip – B3 – (B) Tulip. Sew R1 to the top of this block and R2 to the bottom. Sew B2 to B1 and attach to the left side of the block.
  3. Sew (B) Tulip – (C) Tulip – B2 – (B) Tulip – (C) Tulip – (B) Tulip.
  4. R3
  5. Sew (C) Tulip – B3 – (C) Tulip – (B) Tulip – (C) Tulip – B1
  6. R4
  7. Sew (B) Tulip – (C) Tulip – (B) Tulip – B2 – (B) Tulip – (C) Tulip
  8. R5
  9. Sew B3 – (B) Tulip – (C) Tulip – (C) Tulip
  10. R6
  11. Bunny
  12. Sew D side strips measuring 5 1/4″ x 85 1/2″
  13. Sew D Top and Bottom strips measuring 5 1/4″ x 70″

Layer and quilt as desired.

Video

https://youtu.be/sg6wLWGWgwI

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