It’s been a little while since I participated in an Instagram Mini Swap. I’ve been trying to focus my concentration on sewing for my family and friends. I missed it, though! When the Easter Bunny Quilt Swap showed up in my feed, and I saw that it was a quick-turnaround swap, I decided that I could squeeze it into my crazy schedule.
My partner asked for a paper-pieced quilt and included a small selection of patterns that she liked in her mosaic. She also said that she likes bright fun prints and no browns.
I decided on the Dutch Rabbit from Schenley’s Pattern Store at Craftsy. The samples of the pattern are all done with browns, but I was pretty sure that I could make it work with some brighter, fun fabrics. I saw in my partner’s Instagram feed that she likes Bonnie and Camille so I went with a selection of spring-y B&C fabrics.
I was excited to discover that I had some leftover binding from a project that I haven’t blogged yet that was just enough to bind this quilt. That was a really good thing when I discovered that I had written down the wrong completion due date for the swap, and I had to finish in one evening! (My friend, Shari, from Doohikey Designs made the adorable Binding Baby that you see in the photo above. You can find them right here!)
I so love the detail that you get with foundation paper piecing. If you haven’t tried it yet because it looks hard, let me encourage you to just try it! I wrote about how I learned paper-piecing in this post.
I finished the back with leftover fabric pieces and quilted it with straight diagonal lines.
I added a label that I printed on my laser printer – I don’t worry too much about mini-quilt labels being colorfast since they’re not likely to be washed.
This bunny is due to arrive at her new owner’s home today! I can’t wait to hear what she thinks!