happy new year y’all! i hope your year is off to a great, creative start!
riley blake designs recently launched a collection of novelty prints, delivering a new one each month. this month, we’re celebrating the arrival of pretty bunnies. there are 2 medium prints and 1 large panel. the colors are pink, white, and mint with a splash of grey and black. the watercolor bunnies are divine!
when i received the panel, i wasn’t quite sure what i was going to make. the panel is the perfect size for a baby quilt, especially if you use the coordinating prints and add a border or two, but i wanted to make a mini quilt.
i trimmed the center of the panel down to 11’’ x 14’’, just enough to capture bunny’s adorable head. i also set aside the top and bottom row of bunnies on the panel for my quilt backing. they’re so cute, aren’t they?!
then i went to work creating my mini quilt borders. using a combination of flying geese and square within a square blocks, i created a teeny tiny medallion quilt. the top and bottom flying geese borders are 4’’ x 11’’ and the right and left flying geese borders are 4’’ x 14’’. the square within a square blocks are 4’’ x 4’’ and feature a 1 1/2’’ inside square. finally, i added a 3’’ border with 3’’ corners to complete this teeny tiny medallion quilt. so good right?!
for the backing, i used the row of bunnies, one of the floral prints, and riley blake designs confetti cottons in riley white. i usually don’t piece my quilt backs, but i love how this turned out..the perfect way to incorporate the trio of bunnies. this mini quilt finished at 22 1/2’’ x 25 1/4’’ and i couldn’t be happier.
in addition to the pretty bunnies novelty collection, i also used riley blake designs basics including shades in asphalt and my very own basic, blossom in tone on tone grey. i was considering using blossom in grey with white, but i loved how subtle the tone on tone looked with the other fabrics.
to me, bunnies are all seasons and this pretty bunny is ready for valentine’s day!
cut, sew, repeat…
the tattooed quilter