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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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March 10, 2020
One Die Wonders with Accuquilt and Island Batik {Beginnings} from Little Bunny Quilts

This month, the project theme for us Island Batik Ambassadors is making one-block quilts using some of the new Block on Board dies from Accuquilt!


For my quilt, I picked the Hattie's Choice Die. 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 used pink and purple scraps as well as about a yard of a cream basic batik to do my cutting. I was able to squeeze out 20 blocks from my fabrics. To keep my ...

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March 4, 2020
Quarter Cabins in Mesa Verde {Log Cabin Blog Hop with Island Batik} + {Pattern Premiere} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is my day to share as part of the Island Batik Ambassador Log Cabin blog hop!


I have been hard at work on this quilt this month -- featuring the new line, Mesa Verde! 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!


This line is a fun Western-inspired collection featuring greens, creams, golds, and browns!


For my quilt, I am using our new Honey, Bunny, and Doll pattern, Quarter Cabins, to show off these lovely fabrics! 


I used ...

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February 10, 2020
Log Cabin Blog Hop {Island Batik Hop Schedule} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today kicks off of the start of February's Island Batik Ambassador blog hop! Our theme this month is Log Cabin quilts!

My blog hop day isn't for two weeks, but I will show off the start of my project! I am using the Mesa Verde collection and I will be making a new version of my Quarter Cabins quilt! All of my cutting is done and I'll be sewing it up this week.


Check the Island Batik Blog regularly so you do not miss a thing! The full list of Ambassadors’ names, collections they will be using ...

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January 30, 2020
2020 Island Batik Ambassador Unboxing from Little Bunny Quilts

I'm so excited to be returning for a fourth year as an Island Batik Ambassador!

Today I have my unboxing video to share -- live from my freshly painted sewing room!


Here are all the items, in picture form!

Two king size battings from Hobbs:


Rayon yardage and a rayon scarf:


A block on board die from Accuquilt, two color builder boxes from Aurifil, and Schmetz needles:


Two stash builder packs:


A half yard bundle and two yard cuts of Mesa Verde: (which should be in your LQS soon!)


Yardages of solids and a basic batik:


Half yard cuts of ...

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January 22, 2020
Blue Moon {Winter Blues Blog Hop} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I am participating in the Winter Blues blog hop hosted by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks...


...and I am sharing a scrappy project for my Island Batik Ambassador project for January!

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!


For my project, I decided to play with the scraps I had left over from the Starburst wall hanging I made for my August Island Batik Ambassador project. I had a quite a few of the 2 ...

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January 8, 2020
Announcing the 2020 Island Batik Ambassadors! from Little Bunny Quilts

I am so excited to share that I am returning for my fourth year as an Island Batik Ambassador!

This year, I am one of 25 lovely ladies chosen by Island Batik to work on monthly challenges using their fabrics and products from our partner companies!

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As a reminder, you can see all of my Island Batik Ambassador blog posts by clicking on the "Island Batik Ambassador" tab at the top of my blog. I have recieved my first box of Island Batik goodies for 2020 and I will be sharing an unboxing video in a few weeks. This month ...

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November 8, 2019
Hip To Be Square -- Times Two {A Piece Of Blog Hop} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is my day on the A Piece Of blog hop with Island Batik, showing off their new fabric lines, shipping to stores now!

The line of fabric I was assigned was "Little Sir, Little Miss"! This fabric line has a whopping 40 different prints!


Instead of trying to squeeze all 40 prints into a single quilt, I decided to split the prints up into two quilts! I used our fast-and-fun pattern Hip To Be Square for these quilts!


For the first quilt, I used the black and tan numbers print for the background with the neutral and warm colored ...

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November 6, 2019
A Piece Of... Blog Hop Schedule {Fall Island Batik Hop!} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is the start of the fall Island Batik blog hop, featuring new fabric collections that are shipping to your local quilt shops now! Below is the full blog hop schedule and links to the bloggers participating, as well as photos of each collection!
Find your local Island Batik carrying quilt shop with this handy store locator! There will be wonderful giveaways hosted by each participating blogger, as well as on the Island Batik site, so make sure to check back each day of the hop!
My blog hop day is this week on Thursday! I have a *big* fabric ...

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October 18, 2019
Spooky Halloween {Finished Table Runner} from Little Bunny Quilts

My October Island Batik Ambassador challenge is complete!


For the machine applique stitching, I used a simple blanket stitch in black thread for all of the blocks.

I then pieced everything together and layered it with backing and batting, only to realize, that yes, I was a couple inches short on backing length using a single width of fabric. Oops.


To remedy my problem, I added a strip of black fabric approximately 5" wide to my backing to get the necessary length.

Here's my quilted table runner, after trimming and before adding the binding:


In the block backgrounds, I ...

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Topping it off {October Island Batik Challenge} from Little Bunny Quilts

This month's Island Batik Ambassador theme is "Top It Off" -- and we are making seasonal table toppers! There have already been a number of adorable projects already posted, too!


I decided to make another Halloween themed table runner -- using our Halloween Spooks pattern! I actually made one table runner using this pattern and some fun non-batik fabrics in May!


This time around, I changed up the color scheme slightly -- I decided to use solid black batik in place of the green prints and use some of the other applique designs included in the pattern.


This time, I decided to ...

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October 7, 2019
Holly Jolly from Sew Karen-ly Created...

This month's challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is to make a seasonal table topper, using appliqué.
We could choose any season, colour, or size, as long as it featured appliqué.
No surprise I would choose to make something Christmassy, as it's by far my favourite season.  In EQ8, I drafted out a shape that featured curves, and then cloned those curves for the outside edge.  In between, appliqued holly leaves dance around the twisty red vine.  I chose an assortment of fabrics, some from the Island Batik Basics and Blenders line, and some from Stashbuilder rolls.  The ...

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