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February 19, 2019
Stars at Play Mini {Under Construction} from Little Bunny Quilts

Now that I finished my Good Fortune quilt top, it's back to focusing on things with deadlines -- but that doesn't mean that those projects aren't fun!

While working on finishing up the last of the unit construction for Good Fortune, I was also working on the unit and block construction for my Island Batik Ambassador mini quilt project for February.


Last week, I had quite a few pieces and parts made for the Missouri Star block portion of the mini quilt. The pattern calls for five star blocks and I am very happy with the final color ...

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February 8, 2019
Stars at Play Mini {Magnificent Minis with Island Batik} from Little Bunny Quilts

This month, our Island Batik Ambassador theme is mini quilts! 


As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you! 

We were tasked with making mini quilts less than 24" square, and I knew just what I wanted to make! 

You might remember my Stars at Play quilt that I made last summer as an IB Ambassador project. 


Amanda and I have been working on getting this pattern finished and I decided to make my own version of the mini quilt for this pattern using my new ...

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February 6, 2019
House Warming Present {IB Amabassador Goodies 2019} from Little Bunny Quilts

As you may know, my husband and I recently bought a house and have spent the majority of January packing, moving, sorting, and unpacking. However, you might appreciate that the first package that arrived at the house wasn't anything for the house -- it was my first Island Batik Ambassador box for 2019!

Because we had so much to do, it sat in the living room for about 5 days before I had the time and space to open up the box!

Here are all of the fabric goodies I received:


From approximately left to right:
-half yard cuts of ...

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February 4, 2019
Unboxing Island Batik 2019 from Sew Karen-ly Created...

With the conclusion of the Getaway Blog Hop, a new year as an Island Batik Ambassador begins.  I am nothing short of thrilled to be included on this incredibly creative, and very diverse, team of designers, artists, and makers from around the world.  Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, and Aurifil thread pack up a generous bounty of goodies for us to use in our work, and it's SO much fun when the box arrives.  This year, there was a bonus surprise box from Accuquilt...which knocked most of us for a loop!

Even though the boxes had been inspected by ...

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2019 Island Batik Ambassador from Quilting Affection


Over the last 3 years, I have had the pleasure of being an Island Batik Ambassador.  As an Island Batik Ambassador, I have the joy of creating some wonderful themed quilted creations using the beautiful Island Batik Fabrics.  I have also been blessed in having my quilt patterns designs in their Catalog.
So with that said, I'm so delighted to announce that I will be returning for my fourth year as Island Batik Ambassador.  I will not be the only one returning, many of your favorite Island Batik Ambassadors from 2018 will be returning as well, and we have ...

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January 24, 2019
Getaway Blog Hop {Dashing to the Chapel in Bazaar} from Little Bunny Quilts

I am so excited to share my quilt for the Getaway Blog Hop, hosted by Island Batik!


As I previewed two weeks ago, I am working with the Bazaar collection this time around:


This collection has a tropical feel! I love that many of the prints have orange featured!

I decided that I wanted to turn my half yards of this fabric into a queen sized quilt using our Dashing to the Chapel pattern (available on Etsy and PayHip!)



I used ten slightly larger scale prints (and the rainbow batiks) for the larger church dash blocks, and used six smaller ...

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January 15, 2019
Dashing To The Chapel {In The Pipeline} from Little Bunny Quilts

January is one of our two Island Batik blog hop months! I'm working with the Bazaar line this time around, which is a gorgeous collection of brights. Some of the fabrics have floral motifs, some have butterflies and dragonflies, and some are blender prints.


I decided that I wanted to use these fabrics to make a remixed version of our Dashing to the Chapel pattern. My mom and I constructed the original quilt in 2014 as a wedding gift for my sister and her husband. Her now-mother-in-law did the long arm quilting!


The original quilt used a fat quarter ...

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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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January 7, 2019
Getaway Blog Hop Schedule {Winter Island Batik Blog Hop} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is the kick-off of the semi-annual blog hop featuring the menagerie of Island Batik Ambassadors showing off the newest Island Batik fabric lines!

This hop's theme is "Getaway!"


Here's the full schedule of bloggers, fabric lines, and dates -- make sure to visit everyone, as most of us have giveaways that will start on our designated hop day!

WEEK 1
Monday, January 7 - Crystal Ball
MaryEllen @ Mary Mack’s Blog
Sandra @ mmm! quilts


Tuesday, January 8  - Ditty
Michelle @ Creative Blonde


Wednesday, January 9 - Elk Lodge

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December 14, 2018
Crosscut Table Runner {Whimsical and Wonky} from Little Bunny Quilts

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!

While I still might not be done with Clue #3 for Good Fortune (and Clue #4 comes out tomorrow!), I did finish up my Island Batik Ambassador project for December! In my last post, I shared about how I used the Crosscut technique from A Quilter's Table to make the top of this table runner!


I quilted my table runner with grey Aurifil thread in both the top and the bobbin, and it looks great against ...

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December 7, 2018
Whimsical and Wonky {December IBA Challenge + Giveaway} from Little Bunny Quilts

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!



This month's Island Batik Ambassador theme is Whimsical and Wonky! I decided that this month I would try a technique that's been on my pin board for a long while -- the crosscut block technique from A Quilter's Table! I decided that I would use this technique to make a table runner with the leftover London Fog fabrics I have.

For my base blocks, I used 10.5" squares and 1.25" strips for the ...

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November 29, 2018
Quarter Cabins {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

With just a little time to spare, my November Island Batik Ambassador project is finished!

This quilt top ended up being a little over 50" square, so it was the perfect size to try out the Hobbs Wool batting that came in my summer IB Ambassador goody box!

Here's the jewel-toned beauty -- I had to fight some nasty wind to get these pictures today!


As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you, as well as thread and batting samples!



This was my first time ...

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November 9, 2018
Cozy Cabins {Quilt Top} from Little Bunny Quilts

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!


Log cabin month rolls on for the Ambassadors! Make sure to check out the Island Batik Facebook page to see what the other Ambassadors have been making!

My quick and easy blocks were so quick and easy that I forgot to take a picture of all of them before I put them into the quilt top!

These blocks...


...(and a few more just like them) became this quilt top!


My original plan was a 5 block by ...

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November 5, 2018
Cozy Cabins {Log Cabin Quilts with Island Batik} from Little Bunny Quilts

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!



Our theme for November is log cabin blocks! Log cabin blocks are a ubiquitous quilt component from antique quilts to modern quilts! I created a new Log Cabin Pinterest board while I was thinking about what to make for this challenge.

I found that I was frequently drawn to what many people call "quarter log cabin" blocks and so I decided that I would use this as my design inspiration for this challenge.

When looking through my ...

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October 26, 2018
Christine's Blue Kitchen {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

This weekend, I was able to quilt my blue Island Batik version of our Christine's Kitchen patternAs an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!


For the quilting, I briefly considered using multiple thread colors but ultimately decided to use the same thread throughout. I used Connecting Threads 50 wt. in Silver.


Like my original Christine's Kitchen quilt, I did meanders in the background. In my original quilt, I did loops inside of all of the dishes, but this time around, I used ...

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October 18, 2018
Christine's Kitchen 2.0 {Finished Quilt Top} from Little Bunny Quilts

My Chrstine's Kitchen top -- version 2.0! -- is now ready for quilting!


I sewed together the three out of four of the rows of blocks right away. The last remaining row is the row containing the two flower blocks which stick out of the vases.


For my two applique blocks, I decided to make white daisies with blue centers. I made my flowers larger than the applique templates in the pattern, so I made two flowers for each block instead of three for each block. These fabrics, as well as the green stems and leaves, came out of my ...

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October 4, 2018
Needle, Paper, Scissors {Paper Piecing with Island Batik!} from Little Bunny Quilts

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!



If you've followed me for any length of time, you know that I absolutely LOVE foundation paper piecing! I've been looking forward to this challenge since we got our project calendar all the way back in January.

When we got our July shipments, I decided that I wanted to use the London Fog fabrics to make a new version of our Christine's Kitchen pattern. This pattern was our 2017 QAL -- when I made my ...

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September 20, 2018
Little Twinkle {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

The best thing about making baby quilts is that I'm not (usually) tempted to keep them! The worst part is that for every one that I make, I get ideas for at least two more swirling around in my head.

This quilt is a smaller version of my Twinkle quilt which is a throw size quilt that I made earlier this year. Here's the baby quilt top before I quilted it:


For the quilting, I did a swirly flower filler in white Aurifil thread. The flannel backing is a similar teal to the teals used in the top ...

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September 11, 2018
Little Twinkle {Starstruck Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Our September Island Batik Ambassador theme is *Starstruck*! Quilters love star quilts!


For this project, I decided to work on a baby sized version of my Twinkle quilt using the layer cake of Paisley Dot that came in my most recent Island Batik Ambassador box. As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!


Now is a perfect time to remake this pattern -- I'm finally getting this pattern finalized and now the pattern will include a baby size option in addition to throw and twin ...

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August 30, 2018
Jungle Cruise Quilt {Great Outdoors Blog Hop with Island Batik} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is finally my day to share as part of the Great Outdoors Blog Hop!


Let's go on an adventure -- let's go on a Jungle Cruise! This line is inspired by the wild side of nature -- featuring snakeskin prints, giraffe spots, leopard speckles, and leaves!


When I was thinking about what pattern to use with these fabrics, I thought that our new Summer Patio pattern was the perfect choice to showcase these beautiful fabrics in a fun and easy setting. I posted about the start of this quilt in July!



I had enough fabrics to make the full ...

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