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February 12, 2019
Coast to Coast Bee 3.0 {My Block} from Little Bunny Quilts

A new year means the start of new quilt bees, including the Coast to Coast Traveling Bee! While we decided to put off the start of this year's edition of the C2C Bee until February, I have been looking forward to this bee restarting since we concluded last year!

As a reminder, here are my two quilt tops (neither are finished quilts yet, oops.) from 2017 and 2018:

This year, I took my starting block inspiration from my new hometown -- Gettysburg, PA! I found this quilt block that's actually called "Gettysburg" and scaled it to an 18" finished ...

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January 9, 2019
News and Notes {2019 Happenings} from Little Bunny Quilts

Thank you to everyone for the well-wishes on our new home! We are still surrounded by boxes for the most part but things are getting better day by day.

Today I'm going to share some news, notes, and reminders about what's going on both here on Little Bunny Quilts and in quilt blogland.

First, I'm excited to share that I am returning as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019. This year we are partnering with Aurifil, Hobbs, and Accuquilt (!!!) for our projects and there is an Accuquilt GO! system on its way to my new house! I ...

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August 9, 2018
Breezy Blooms {Quilt Top Construction} from Little Bunny Quilts

While my Coast to Coast Bee quilt from last year still isn't finished (oops!) I spent some time this weekend finishing up the quilt top for this year's C2C bee quilt.

Here are all of the rows together:

Unlike a lot of quilts, I knew how I wanted to finish this quilt when I decided on what I wanted to request from my bee mates. The rows would be sashed together with black solid (which is why I requested non-black backgrounds in the blocks from my bee mates) and then the large floral print would be used for ...

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July 24, 2018
Coast to Coast Bee 2.0 {Stephanie's Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

This post marks the end of another year of the Coast to Coast Traveling Bee (C2C Bee, for short!)

The last quilt I worked on was for Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party! Stephanie and I had been in the same hive in the Stash Bee at least once and she was also an Island Batik Ambassador last year.

Her quilt is a nature and outdoor themed quilt. In consulting with her, we decided to balance out the already added blocks featuring flowers, butterflies, and trees with some classic quilt blocks.

Here's her quilt with all of the additions from ...

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June 7, 2018
Coast to Coast Bee 2.0 {Karen's Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

For this round of the Coast to Coast Traveling Bee, I worked on Karen's quilt. Here's what Audrey sent to me:

Karen created the Storm at Sea center, Chelsea added the checkerboard corners, and Audrey added the striped corner sections.

I decided that I wanted to add a border around what Audrey added instead of another set of corner sections to turn the quilt top on point. I settled on adding a diamond chain border around the quilt, with the same sized colored squares that Chelsea used in her checkerboard sections. I found a great cream print ...

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April 11, 2018
Coast to Coast Bee 2.0 {Chelsea's Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

This round of the Coast to Coast traveling bee had me working on Chelsea's outdoor themed quilt. Here's what I received to work on:

Audrey added the border and paper pieced New Hampshire lettering and the modern mountains was Chelsea's start to the quilt. Doesn't it look like an old fashioned travel ad?

Since this quilt had a lot of paper piecing already, I decided to continue that theme. It was easy to find "NH facts" which told me all about the state bird, butterfly, insect, flower, and so on and so forth. After looking at ...

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February 27, 2018
Coast to Coast Bee 2.0 {Audrey's Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

This year for the Coast to Coast Traveling Bee (C2C Bee) I am working on Audrey's quilt first. This year we're rotating our quilts "backwards" from last year -- last year I had Audrey's quilt last!

This year Audrey's quilt theme is "flight" and her color palette is "rich rainbow". You can read about her quilt inspiration here. Here's what I received from Audrey:

While flying geese were easily the first thing that popped into my head, I also thought of pinwheels! My initial thought was to add on-point pinwheels on each side and then larger ...

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January 16, 2018
Coast to Coast Bee Round 2 {Starting My Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Because we had SO much fun last year, most of our Coast to Coast (C2C) Bee have returned for another year! Just a reminder of my quilt top from 2017, which I still need to finish!

My quilty friends this year are:
Audrey (Hot Pink Quilts)
Chelsea (Patch the Giraffe)
Stephanie (Quilt 'N Party)
Karen (who is mysterious!)

Last year I loved starting with a fabric line and letting my cohorts add in other fabrics as they choose. I picked through my sets of coordinating fabric and found a set of two charm packs and some yardage of an older ...

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