Today’s the day to share the second block in my Easter Parade table runner! The fun carrot quilt block sews together super fast and fits in perfectly with the bunny quilt block I shared last week HERE.
UPDATE: The free quilt block instructions are below, but if you’d like a printable PDF copy of the directions with fabric requirements and cutting instructions for mini quilt and throw quilt options, an Easter Parade PDF pattern is available in my Etsy shop HERE.
Step 1: Gather the (4) F pieces and (2) E pieces and draw a line on the wrong side of the fabric, corner to corner. Set two of the F pieces aside for the next step. Place the other (2) F pieces on the top corners of the A piece, right sides together, as shown. Trim the excess corner off, 1/4″ away from the sewn line and press the seams open. Repeat with the E pieces on the bottom corners.
Step 2: Gather the B piece and the remaining two F pieces. Place the two F pieces on the ends of the B piece, right sides together, and oriented as shown below. Sew right along the drawn line, trim off the excess corner 1/4″ away from the sewn line and press open. This new unit will be the bottom half of the carrot leaves.
Step 3: Gather the (2) G pieces, (2) C pieces, and (2) D pieces. Place the C pieces on top of the outer edges of the G pieces, right sides together, so the C pieces overhang the top edge of the G piece. Sew a line from the bottom inner corner of the C piece to the top outer corner of the G piece (if you prefer, you can draw a line on the wrong side of the fabric first to guide you). Trim off the excess corner and press open. Draw a line corner to corner on the wrong side of the D pieces. Place the D pieces on the inner corner of the G piece, right sides together, and sew directly on the drawn line. Trim excess corner and iron seam open. Sew the two G units together and press seam open to create the top half of the carrot leaves.
Step 4: Lay out the carrot block as shown below and sew the three units together. Press seams open.
Step 5: The finished carrot block should now measure 5″ x 9.5″ and is ready to be combined with the bunny blocks!
The carrot block fits in perfectly with a few bunnies to make a table runner (bunny tutorial HERE).
Or if you’re looking for a larger project, keep multiplying those bunnies and make a full sized quilt! (The complete pattern for this larger quilt is located in my Etsy shop HERE).
I hope you enjoy making your own Easter Parade projects and make sure to share your creations on social media with me using the hashtag #centerstreetquilts.