Thursday, March 12, 2009

Easter Eggs Over Easy -Mini Tutorial

The Easter Bunny is going to be prepared this year at my house with a little wall hanging. I think the eggs would be cute in a table runner, too.
You can see the eggs are just a simple snowball block. Very easy and quick and many of you could probably machine quilt this project yourself.
The printed egg fabric is a 5"x6" block. White fabric squares are 2@2" square and 2@1" square. (However, if you want the bottom part of your egg more pronounced you could make the bottom squares 1 1/4".)
I always press my small squares in half diagonally and use that as a stitching line, so stitch along the diagonal as above.
Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press seams outward away from the center. Cut vertical sashing 2" wide by 6".
Sew sashing in between blocks and at both ends of your row of eggs.
A 2" strip of horizontal sashing is attached between each row of eggs.
I made my border 6" wide. Because the fabric is a one way design I cut out my bottom and top borders first. So whenever you have a one way design plan your cutting first.

Well....the eggs aren't perfectly shaped. You have to use your imagination a bit and the bottom squares could easily be made a little larger, but this photo of the flimsy doesn't really show off the squares very well . After it is quilted I'm hoping you can more visually see the blocks are eggs. But I think it is cute and it was very simple. I like that.

-nanette

35 comments:

Mary said...

What I love about this pattern is the chance to use a "showable" amount of a lot of fun, spring fabrics. And ... they are eggs!

Lori Holt said...

Nanette- I like it too:)

Thimbleanna said...

Sooooo cute Nanette! Thanks for showing us how you did it!!!

Sherri said...

Oh...it's sooo cute...I get to go to a quilt shop tomorrow...so maybe I'll get some "egg" worthy fabrics!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very cute. Your pastels are lovely.

Billie said...

I love it! I think I need a table runner! Thank you.

Dawn said...

Nanette, I love it!! I need to go through my fabrics now to see which ones will look cute as eggs!! And my All Dressed Up quilt is finished!! I will post about it tomorrow...yipee..I love it!!

Mary Ann said...

Very cute, Nanette!!!
A great idea!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh How cute and I agree, it shows off the pretty fabric, I do not have a spring wall-hanging, i just might need do make this, this weekend, thanks for sharing!!

Momoo said...

Very cute, your border fabric is just perfect. I've seen nothing like it in the local shops, guess I should shop online more.
Thanks for the hint on ironing the squares to sew on the diagonal. I wish I had known that when I made my snowball quilt. It would have been easier than drawing lines. I have to say it again, I sure learn a lot reading your blog :)

Millie said...

I just love this Easter Egg quilt. Did you know I am looking now for days for an Easter egg pattern for my dining room table? Thank you so much for sharing this cute pattern with us.
~Millie~

Carrie P. said...

Very cute! You are just so talented.

Nedra said...

Your fabrics are what make it oh so cute!

jen duncan said...

It really is super cute Nanette!

Candace said...

Who would have ever thought - why you, Nanette!!!! It's adorable - and the border fabric - tooo cute! Thanks for the great tutorial, Nanette!
Cheers!

pratima said...

Nanette, you always come up with great ideas. The quilt is so adorable. Love the bunnies with their googly eyes and pompom tails. Really sweet!

Valerie said...

It might be simple for you but I bet it wouldn't be for me. I have had a hard week in the quilting dept. I would love to try to make these sometime though. It is so beautiful.

Millie said...

I am on my way to the quilt store for my Easter egg fabric. I am so ready to start your Easter egg pattern. Thank you so much for the blog visit.
Millie

Patricia said...

Love It!!! I just wonder where you get all that creativity. Love ya,
Tricia

Jackie said...

it is just perfect! Thanks for the tutorial. The colors of the eggs are just like they are out of the PAAS coloring kits.

Pat said...

Thanks, Nanette...this is adorable and a nice way to show off nice pieces of several pastel fabrics!

Cheryl said...

So cute Nanette!!

rachel griffith said...

SUPER cute nanette.
:D

Lurline said...

Just so cute - another tutorial filed, thanks, Nanette!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Catherine said...

Yes, I like it too Nanette....I love pastel colours for Easter...gorgeous!! Cathyx

Shari said...

Great tutorial (as usual). And I just love that border fabric - hilarious!

Cheers!

clare said...

Clear instructions and so cute .
PS Love your orange fabric !
clares craftroom

Susan said...

Those bunnies in the border are hysterical--love the egg-shaped blocks.

Nan said...

Oooh, how adorable is that?!? Thank you, Nanette!!! You are such a sweetheart to share another wonderful idea with us. It is the perfect scrappy quilt! The Easter bunny will be hoppin' in before we know it! I'd better get busy......

MichelleB said...

This is wonderful - thank you! And I love the oranges in your other post. There are so many great oranges out there now - and I want them all! LOL

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Nanette this is soooo adorable. It turned out wonderful. I can't wait to try this out. What an easy tutorial...girl you got it goin' on again! What eggceptional talent!
blessings,
Debbie

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hi Nanette--

What a darling quilt! Perfect for Easter. You are so talented!

Thanks for dropping by the blog and leaving a note! Glad you like the new block. I'm off to cut more feedsacks!

happy zombie said...

So cute! And non of the nasty Easter Egg vinegar smell!

Darlene said...

I missed this - grrr - I've been too busy with my nose in my stitching project. LOL

I love it - thank you for sharing.

Millie said...

I started the little Eater Eggs quilt and I am so please with it. I just have to go and hand sew the binging on the back. I posted a link to your tutorial so that more quilters can enjoy your lovely pattern.