• Amanda Maese-Herron

Bunnies and Lessons Learned


I mean, I could have easily finished this quilt a year ago, but I have a hard time following directions.

I started following Center Street Quilts on Instagram about a year ago, when she was tagged by Moda Bakeshop for this awesome Vinyl Project Pouch (it's free!) that I cannot get enough of. I then saw her post her Bunny Quartet Table Runner (also free!) and had to try it out. When making this pattern, I knew I was going to make more than four blocks and had already picked out my fabrics. I got to cutting and sewing and my finished product was not what I had in mind. I didn't pay careful attention to my seam allowance, I didn't trim my blocks, I don't even remember making sure my starting pieces were as accurate as possible. So, I learned an important lesson. SLOW DOWN AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS! The time it took me to piece my top together was a nightmare with wonky blocks I created. These pattern designers work hard on providing instructions and details for a reason, so follow them!

I finally got it together and this was the first 'big' project I quilted on my Juki TL-2000Qi. Another task I just went for. Plan your quilt design ahead of time!! I was actually ok with the quilting by the time I was finished, so that was a relief. But it took me another several months to actually add binding, add a couple weeks to photograph, and then a couple more to actually post about it.

I used Enchanted Forest by Betsy Olmsted and Kona White for the main blocks, and I added a blush metallic fabric for the sashing.

But wait, there's more!

I had two blocks left over, (you can also find the carrot block on Center City Quilts blog as well!) so I decided to put them together and quilt them up as a giveaway! This mini quilt can be used as a mug rug, wall hanging, etc. It measures 15.5"x9". To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is follow me, comment and tag a friend on this photo on Instagram. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday at 12 pm EST. (*this giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram)

Center Street Quilts has also formatted these blocks into a pattern that features a mini and throw size, check them out here.

I think this may be my longest post yet, thanks for reading until the end :)

Amanda


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