Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wonderland Quilt Along Block #6: The Rabbit

Are you ready for some hippity hoppity Wonderland Quilt Along fun? Today's block is The Rabbit. Snatch up your free pattern, get paper-piecing, and then share with the crew on IG at #WonderlandQuiltAlong and in the Facebook Group.

If this is your first introduction to the quilt along and paper-piecing, you may want to review the process. For success, here are a few pointers:

  • Err on the side of caution when cutting pieces. It's easier to trim back than to pick out teeny tiny stitches.
  • Check your printer settings to make sure they are at 100%. Double check that the 1" square on the pattern actually is 1".
  • Use a thin thread, such as Aurifil 50 wt. to keep seams flat.
  • Trim back darker fabrics even with or slightly behind lighter ones in the seam allowance to minimize shadowing.
  • Only use directional prints if you don't mind them going every which way.

Amy Friend published some tips on her blog that are worth a look too.

I like to put all of my pieces through assembly-line style.

I went with an atypical coloring for my rabbit, since I have a predominately white background and did not want him to be camouflaged. I used the Curious Dream Escape print to strategically place the keyholes for eyes and the nose.

I've installed an inexpensive curtain rod and curtain clip rings set from Target in my sewing room to help me hang and photograph my quilt blocks.

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1 comment:

  1. Perfect photography prop for your blocks! I'm hopping over to see how others are doing in the QAL now. :)