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Friday, October 16, 2020

Bugs Bunny Rabbit Quilt Block Tutorial


Happy Friday! Fri-yay!🐰

I'm so excited about this next block in my National Days  scrap quilt project! It's for National Bugs Bunny Day which was back on Apr. 30. I love, love, love this block. It's so much fun! Did anyone else grow up on Bugs Bunny cartoons? Eh (munch munch..) What's up, Doc? 🥕🥕🥕

Let's do this!

Here he is. I think he's my favorite so far in this whole project!




It took a lot of tweaking and moving things all sorts of ways to finally get him to this point. The eyes were the hardest. But it was totally worth it! This block makes me smile. Esp. since he is block 62 out of 144 that I need for my king size scrap quilt! 

He has quite a few pieces and many of them are pretty small. But nothing smaller than a 1" square. I'm going to do this one a little different. I'll list the cutting like I usually do, but when it comes to assembly, I'm going to break it up a bit, and assemble as I go to make it easier. So fear not! You can do this! Be sure to use your best scant quarter inch seams, b/c with all of these small pieces, it will really make a difference!

(You might want to label your fabric cuts with sticky notes or something. Unless you have a ruler near by to double check sizes when you're stitching. A lot of the pieces are very similar in size and differ by only as much as a quarter inch.)

Before we start, have a listen.. It's only a few seconds long.






That song just brings back the best memories. *nostalgia*

Now let's start cutting!



Fabric A (background):
(1) 1 x 2"
(1) 1 x 4"
(10) 1 1/4" sq. (+)
(2) 1 1/4 x 2 3/4"
(2) 2 x 2 1/4"
(2) 2 3/4 x 3"



Fabric B (face/ears/gray):
(6) 1" sq. (~)
(4) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(4) 1 x 1 3/4"
(1) 1 x 2"
(1) 1 x 2 1/4"
(2) 1 x 3"
(2) 1 x 4"
(2) 1 1/4 x 2"
(2) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(2) 1 3/4 x 2 1/4"


Fabric C (lower face/white):
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 1 1/4" (@)
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(2) 1 x 2"
(1) 1 x 3"
(2) 1 1/4" sq. (+
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 3/4"


Fabric D (inner ears/pink):
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (#)
(2) 1 x 1 3/4"
(2) 1 x 3"
(1) 1 1/4 x 2"


Fabric E (eyes/black):
(2) 1 x 1 1/4" (@)


Fabric F (mouth/red):
(2) 1 x 1 1/4" (@)






Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.




*Using the above method, (2) 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric A and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit. Be sure to clip and flip the first corner before starting on the second corner.
--Repeat this process. You will need two of these units.

*Using these units and pieces as labeled below, assemble the following two sections and set them aside.



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*Using same Double Upper Corners method, (2) 1" sq. of Fabric B, and 1 x 2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.

*Using this unit and pieces as labeled below, assemble the following section and set aside.



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*Using the sections you just assembled, and other cut pieces as labeled, assemble ear section as shown below, and set aside.



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*Using the same Double Upper Corner method, (2) 1" sq. of Fabric B, and 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C, make one unit.
--Repeat this process for total of two of these units.

*Using these units and pieces as labeled below, assemble two of the following sections and set aside.



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Left Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or left upper corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower  corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.





*Using above method, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric A, and 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one unit. Set aside.

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Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.





*Using above method, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric A, and 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one unit. Set aside.

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*Using the assembled units and other cut pieces as labeled, assemble eye section as shown below, and set aside.




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*Using the same Double Upper Corners method, (2) 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric A, and 1 1/2 x 2 3/4" rect. of Fabric C-long edge at the top, make one unit.
--Repeat for total of two of these units.

*Using these units and cut pieces, assemble the following two sections and set aside.



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*Using Double Upper Corners method again, (2) 1" of Fabric C and 1 1/4 x 2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, make one unit. Set aside.

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*Using Left Upper Clip & Flip method again, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric C, and 1 1/4 x 2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one unit. Set aside.

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*Using Right Upper Clip & Flip method again, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric C, and 1 1/4 x 2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one unit. Set aside.

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*Using the units you've assembled, and other pieces as labeled below, assemble mouth section as shown below.





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Assemble ear, eyes, and mouth sections as shown below.





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 Whoa. That was a lot of pieces for one block. 71! I think that's the most pieces I've ever put into one block! I know the Rubber Duck block had lots of pieces but not this many! You should now have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) Bugs Bunny quilt block! I hope you love him. He was so much fun to draw up. It would've been much easier if he didn't have to be crammed into an 8" block for my scrap quilt project! That was a challenge!





This completes all of the blocks I had listed for April. I have a list for the National Days in May and hope to start on those soon.

Here is my quilt mock up with all 62 blocks so far, plugged in, so I can watch my progress. The quilt grid is filling in! Only 10 more blocks until it's HALFWAY filled up! 





As always, if you make any of these blocks (esp. a Bugs Bunny!) or any blocks from the other sew alongs, or patterns, please tag me if you post pics so I can see. I love to see how different people interpret a pattern or block differently. It's so much fun.


You can find me here:

@kellifanninquilts on IG, or *HERE* at my FB page, or in the sew along group on FB *HERE*, where you can see lots of blocks from this and the free MinecraftPokemon, and Harry Potter sew alongs. You can also click --> National Days quilt blocks to find links to all of the blocks I'm including in my quilt. That's where I'm keeping them all organized. 

I'm off! Meet me back here soon for more block fun. 

I hope you have a fantastic weekend. (I wish Looney Tunes cartoons still came on Saturday mornings!)

Happy Stitching!

xoxo



3 comments...:

Hey "What's up doc?" Great block!

Patti said...

As Always Thanks again. While I haven't the energy to keep up right now, the virus has me down, I am saving them to catch up some day!!

Lori said...

Wow you did another fun and creative block. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week. Cant wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the next block.

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