|Some of the fabrics even match this little table runner I made a few years ago.|
|I embroidered on some eyes for the bunnies and chicks and some bows on the bunnys' necks and on the easter basket. I used all 6 threads.|
I added some machine free motion quilting on my domestic machine.
|I'm going to add another line of embroidery between the bunny and basket and between the basket and chicks, like I did below the pink bunny.|
|Finished size is 12 1/2 x 14 1/2"|
Light weight heat and bond
batting and backing 12 1/2 x 14 1/2"
(1) 8 1/2 x 10 1/2" background
(22) 2 1/2" squares for the border
|Prepare background for applique by sewing (5) 2 1/2" squares together for each side of the |
8 1/2 x 10 1/2" background piece.
Then sew (6) squares in a row and sew all the strip sets to the sides and the top and bottom.
Prepare the pieces for appliqueing
|Iron on to your chosen fabrics and then cut out.|
|Arrange pieces onto the background piece (which you have already sewn the patchwork squares border, not shown). (Note, the eggs are a little long so you can over lap them and only applique the raw edges)|
|Peel the backing off and iron on as desired.|
Add some embroidered details. Eyes, bows on bunny's necks, and basket handle. Eyes, beaks and feet on chicks and a bit of grass under the chicks (optional).
|You could embellish with buttons and ribbon bows in lieu of embroidery.|
Layer top, batting, and backing together. Quilt and bind with preferred method. Add a hanging sleeve and display with your favorite Easter decorations.
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