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January 22, 2021
Split Stars {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

While I made this quilt top all the way back in August, I didn't get it finished until November. 

This quilt was a gift for our friends who also had a baby boy this fall!

I did a simple meander for the quilting and used the coordinating fabrics for the border and the binding. For the backing, I used blue and white plaid flannel.

James let me borrow his crib to model the quilt I made for his new best friend!

Quilt Stats:

Name: Split Stars Baby Quilt

Pattern: Self designed

Fabrics: Venetian Tiles fabric line from Island Batik ...

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September 21, 2020
Bag Lady {Two More Finished Open Wide Bags} from Little Bunny Quilts

Since I had enough notions -- with the exception of zippers -- to make a few more Open Wide bags, I bought a few more zippers and got to work.

The first one that I made is the same three fabrics as the large pouch that I made in the original set, just in the smallest size. I used all of the same colors of thread for quilting and construction so that these are a matching set. 

For the second, I made a medium sized bag using only two different fabrics instead of three. I used the same fabric for both the ...

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September 10, 2020
Open Wide 2.0 Bags in Floralicious {It's In The Bag Blog Hop} from Little Bunny Quilts

 Today is my day to share for the It's In The Bag Blog Hop, sponsored by Island Batik and By Annie!

The collection I got to use for my project is the new Floralicious collection!

If you remember back to my unboxing post from this summer, I got all of the pieces and parts to make a set of the Open Wide 2.0 bags from By Annie!

I have long avoided three dimensional sewing, but this was my chance to try something totally new and I am so happy with how the bags turned out!

I started with ...

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September 9, 2020
It's In The Bag Blog Hop with By Annie and Island Batik! {Giveaway and Schedule} from Little Bunny Quilts

The September blog hop featuring the latest collections of Island Batik fabric (shipping to stores soon!) started yesterday! This month's theme is -- It's In The Bag! All of our projects use patterns and notions supplied graciously by ByAnnie!

I will be showing off my project tomorrow! Here's the full schedule and previews of the new fabrics:

September 8:

September 9:

September 10:

September 11:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway

September 14:

September 15:

September 16 ...

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August 28, 2020
Split Stars Quilt Top {Try A Tool with Island Batik} from Little Bunny Quilts

 Finally an update for my August Island Batik project!

I finished up all of my blocks and turned them into a top! I'm not sure what kind of border this one will have. Maybe light blue?

While it was a bit of a learning curve to use the V-block ruler, it did work out well for these blocks. I liked that I could also use the V-block ruler to trim my HSTs too instead of needing to switch between rulers.

This might be as far as this project gets this month; I have two blog hop projects to work ...

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August 17, 2020
Try a Tool with Studio 180 Design {August IBA Challenge} from Little Bunny Quilts

 This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge is to "try a tool" with Studio 180 Design!

I've never used any of these rulers so this was a new adventure for me! I received the V Block ruler and trimmer. To start I watched the very helpful introductory video featuring designer Deb Tucker using this ruler. You can see that video here.

For my project I decided to use my V block ruler with the Venetian Tiles precut and yardage I received in my most recent IB Ambassador box.

I pulled in a little extra fabric and will use the ...

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July 31, 2020
On The Road Again {Scrappy Sewing Progress} from Little Bunny Quilts

When I last posted about my new scrappy project, my block units looked like this:

And now I have blocks that look like this!

{block pics}

I currently have 22 star blocks and 22 chain blocks. I still have six sets of finished flying geese units for another six star blocks, and then I'll make another batch of six chain blocks. Since I last posted about this project, I did cut up some additional 2.5" squares for my four patches and the corners of the chain blocks to add some additional color variety. 

That would put me at ...

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July 27, 2020
Christmas in July Wall Hanging {Finished Project} from Little Bunny Quilts

My Christmas in July Island Batik project is finished!

I added a penguin applique to the lower right corner of the top of the wall hanging for a little bit of fun. This is actually the same penguin that is available in our Seasonal Placemats and Seasonal Wall Hanging patterns; I simply scaled up the design.

For the quilting, I used white thread to quilt loops and snowflakes. I added eyes for the penguin with a fabric pen. 

The binding is a navy mottled Island Batik basic that I had a half yard cut of in my stash. For the ...

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July 23, 2020
Unboxed: My Second 2020 {Island Batik Ambassador} Box! from Little Bunny Quilts

I'm so excited to show off the things that came in my second Island Batik Ambassador shipment for 2020!

First off -- batting from Hobbs bonded fibers! Let me tell you -- living in sort of the middle of no where, it is so nice to have a few battings on hand and not have to make a special trip out to buy one, which I used to have to do quite often! I'm excited to play with the fusible batting roll -- is a jelly roll rug in my future?

I have two "surprise" packages that are soon-to-be released lines ...

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July 21, 2020
Christmas in July {With Island Batik and Accuquilt} and GIVEAWAY! from Little Bunny Quilts

This month's Island Batik theme is "Christmas in July" and Accuquilt is acting as Santa!

Every IB ambassador has a regular sized GO! cutter that we were given (I got mine last year) however, this summer we were each sent one of the brand new GO! Me starter sets to make a gift using the 3" finished dies AND to give the starter set to someone who doesn't have an Accuquilt!

The GO! Me system is really fun and compact -- much more portable than the standard sized GO! cutter with the same cutting performance. It's fast, accurate ...

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July 15, 2020
What I've Been Sewing Lately {WIP Wednesday} from Little Bunny Quilts

Despite the fact that I have been working from home for four months as of tomorrow, that has not translated at all into extra sewing time. It's mostly translated into sleeping more and loading and unloading the dishwasher more. And we may or may not have made it through the entire Marvel movie series in that time. 

The goals in my sewing room have been two-fold since the beginning of the year: finish up WIPs and clear out scraps. The finishing up WIPs part has been wholly unsuccessful. The clearing out scraps part has actually gone relatively well. I ...

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July 3, 2020
Chrysanthemum Quilt {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

I am so excited today to show off my finished Chrysanthemum quilt!

This is my June Island Batik Ambassador project -- I used fabrics from the Primo line by Ebony Love for the piecing and solid white batik for the backing. I used stash builder strips cut in half for the binding.

For the quilting, I used a peach Aurifil 50 wt. thread in both the top and bobbin. I obviously used a crysanthemum motif for the free motion quilting!

I am pretty resolved that this year there won't be a QAL given that life has been crazy busy but ...

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June 30, 2020
Chrysanthemum Quilt Top {June Island Batik Project} from Little Bunny Quilts

This month's theme for the Island Batik Ambassadors is more of a lack of theme! This month we were given free rein to make whatever our quilters' hearts desired!

For my project, I decided to finish a secret sewing project that I had started way back in March! This is the first block that I finished:

One of the reasons this started as a secret sewing project is that I originally planned (and maybe still plan?) for this quilt design to be a quilt along project and potentially a mystery quilt along project. With 2020 being the crazy year ...

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June 18, 2020
Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop {Winter Forest Placemats + Giveaway} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is my day to share on the Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop with Island Batik!

The collection that I have been sewing with is Winter Forest!

I have really enjoyed the fun wintry prints in this line!

Here are all of the fabrics in the bundle I received:

For my project, I cut 3.5" strips of each fabric to make strip pieced patchy placemats. I used the equivalent of 24 - 3.5" squares in each placemat top in a 6x4 arrangement.

I was actually able to cut enough from my strip sets to make six placemats plus a ...

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May 4, 2020
The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop with Island Batik {SCHEDULE} from Little Bunny Quilts

May is another blog hop month for Island Batik and its Ambassadors! This month all of our projects are home decor themed!

Here's the entire schedule!

May 4:

May 5:

May 6:

May 7:

May 8:
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway
May 11:

May 12:

May 13:

May 14:

May 15:
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway
May 18:

May ...

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April 30, 2020
Simple Squares {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I'm excited to show off my finished quilt for our April Island Batik Ambassador challenge! Our theme was "creative borders and bindings".

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, Accuquilt products, and Hobbs Batting to use and share with you!

My quilt is made entirely of 4.5" squares cut from Island Batik stash builder rolls and 4.5" strips of black solid batik to break up the inner 64-patch from the pieced outer border. 

I also used the same black solid for the backing and ...

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April 24, 2020
Blocked Borders {April IBA Challenge} from Little Bunny Quilts

I've taken my cut squares for my April Island Batik Ambassador project from squares...

... to a quilt center...

... to a finished quilt top!

My first border is black Island Batik Solid. I used my remaining cut squares for my final border. I am so excited about this quilt top because it is a fun, simple quilt (no triangles!) that has a fun *pop* of black that kind of gives it a three-dimensional look.

For the quilting, I am planning to use a teal varigated thread that will blend with my batiks but will contrast with my solid black inner ...

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April 3, 2020
Creative Borders and Binding {April Island Batik Ambassador Project} from Little Bunny Quilts

For April, our project theme for our Island Batik Ambassador projects is "Creative Borders and Binding!"

For my project this month, I am planning a quilt with simple piecing that will be framed by a fanciful border. As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, Accuquilt products, and Hobbs Batting to use and share with you!

I pulled ten different 5" stash builder strips for my piecing. One stash builder set I got in my most recent Island Batik Ambassador box was nearly entirely shades of teal, aqua, and ...

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March 30, 2020
Hattie's Choice {Finished One Die Wonder Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

When last I posted about this quilt, I thought that I would be adding a border -- and then I started digging through my Island Batik stash only to realize that I only had one half yard of purple and no other pink or purple to use to finish this quilt! Oops! So instead, I decided to quilt this quilt as is -- a bitty baby quilt -- and use a neutral dot batik for the backing.

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, Accuquilt products, and Hobbs Batting to use ...

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March 19, 2020
One Die Wonder {Blocks on Blocks} from Little Bunny Quilts

When I posted about this project last week, I showed off by first block:

Since then, I have finished up all of the blocks and arranged them into the quilt top!

I randomly pulled block sets to work on and worked on one block at a time until all 20 blocks were complete!

I arranged my blocks in diagonal rows and sewed the top together.

My quilt is now 32" x 40" and I will see if I have anything to use as a border.

Happy Wednesday --- I hope you and yours are staying safe and well!

As a little ...

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