Bunny Block – Free sewing patterns

Essentials

Contrasting cotton prints, two, fat quarter of each Coordinating plain cotton, fat quarter Cushion pad, 34cm squareFelt, scraps Embroidery thread Wide ribbon2oz quilt wadding, 35cm square

Dimensions List

Block: 31cm square Cushion: 34cm squareNote: Use a 5mm seam allowance unless otherwise stated.

Sew a Block

Cut two 11.5cm squares from two different prints. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the paler shade and pair up with the darker, right sides together. Sew either side with a 5mm seam allowance and cut along the line. Open out and press to make four half square triangles (HSTs). Repeat.

Cut one 11cm square from the paler print and five 11cm squares of darker material. Arrange the squares and HSTs to create the bunny face, following the picture as a guide. Sew the squares right side together in strips of three, before stitching into one square panel, matching up the seams. Press and pin right side up over a square of wadding.

Quilt around the face of the bunny using a small running stitch. Add a 6cm line of stitches down from the centre of the head and gather slightly. Print out the templates, and cut nose and eye shapes from coloured felt and sew them in place with tiny oversew stitches using two strands of embroidery thread. Add long stitches to each side of the nose to make whiskers. Tie a neat bow in ribbon, trim the ends and sew to the base of one ear.

Stitch a Pillow

Trim the wadding to the same size as the block. Add a border of four 3cm x 34cm strips of printed fabric and trim accordingly.

Cut one 16cm x 33cm and one 30cm x 33cm piece from plain cotton. Hem one long edge on each piece. Place over the cushion cover, right sides together with the longer piece overlapping the shorter one to create an envelope back.

Sew all around the cover, clip the corners and turn out. Press the seams and topstitch 2mm from the edge before inserting a cushion pad.