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Hand Pieced Quilt Along - Block 4




I realize that this bunny has nothing to do with quilting...but she's just so dang cute! Our rabbits were out running around one of the nights I was working on my quilt block this week. And Meep, the bunny in the photo, was kind enough to let me pick her up and hold her for a few minutes. We own two dwarf rabbits that are Lionshead - Netherland crosses. They are the boys' bunnies, and these critters just celebrated their fifth birthdays! Meep and Fluffy are very quiet little bunnies. I jokingly refer to them as the cutest-worst-pets-ever. But in reality, that nickname is not accurate. My perception of a pet rabbit was what was inaccurate. I thought they would be more cuddly like a cat, and these two are not sit-in-your-lap-cuddly. They are very cute and fun to watch skittering and jumping around the family room. Meep and Fluffy do not ask for much as far as pets go. They love to crunch on carrots or apples, they will sit still (when they are in the mood) and let you pet them, and they love to run around with our cats. So, I suppose they do actually qualify as a good pet. 


I had a couple of nice weekend evenings sitting by the fire and piecing my block for the week. This week's block from Elm Street Quilts Hand Pieced Quilt Along uses an hourglass shape, which is a quilt block I have pieced before. It's a cute little block that always reminds me of one you would find in a baby's quilt. 


Probably because it's exactly the block I used for one of my niece's baby quilts! I loved the cheerful colors in this quilt.


Here is my finished block for the week. I am happy with how it turned out. I kept my points on my triangles, and I like the smaller scale fabric print for the small triangles. 


But the real question is...did I hit the mark on finishing with a 6 and 1/2 inch square?!? I have honestly been hit and miss with these measurements through the quilt along. My first block landed somewhere between 6 and 1/4 inches and 6 and a 1/2 inches. My middle two are about spot on. Block number four is just a smidge off. Thankfully fabric cut into triangles have a little stretch in them, so I will be able to make this block fit when I pull the whole thing together.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely block. Thanks for linking up with the Hand Pieced QAL.

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    1. Thank you for organizing such a fun quilt along!

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  2. Pretty block! I have not dared to measure mine.... I'll deal with it when it goes together! I'm just trying to picture the bunnies hopping around the living room with the cats! Entertainment for sure.

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    1. I am always holding my breath when I measure my blocks each week. I figure if they are close enough...I can make it work when I piece them all together. I bet your blocks look great! The cats and rabbits are certainly funny to watch all together! Our youngest cat usually ends up in one of the bunny's cages taking a nap in their straw. I think she wants to be a bunny!

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