Friday, November 13, 2015

Firecrackers Blog Hop and Giveaway!

I am SO excited to be a part of Fat Quarter Shop's blog hop for their new Firecrackers pattern!


If you're visiting Little Bunny Quilts for the first time, welcome! My name is Alison and I've been quilting for close to 12 years and I've been blogging here for just over 4 years. I live in Frederick, MD with Park Ranger Husband and my quilt inspector, Clara the bunny. I work at at non-profit by day and am a quilter and pattern designer by nights and weekends!




For my quilt, I worked with New Bedford by Denyse Schmidt!


These rolls include solid strips, but I only used the patterned strips in my quilt. Since you only need one and a half jelly rolls for the pattern, this worked out perfectly!

I love to strip piece so putting the strip sets together and them slicing them up into wedges was lots of fun!





I really like the 30 degree ruler that this pattern uses (click here to see it!) and I am trying to think of more ways to use it! (And you might have a chance to get one too... :D)

Thoughts on construction:
-All of your blocks will have bias edges, so be aware of stretching and avoid picking out seams when you can to prevent distortion.
-I found it was pretty easy to match up seams and points with this pattern since the blocks are all trimmed to the same size. This is also one of those situations where you can use the bias to your advantage!
-I also pinned like a fiend and even though it was time-consuming it was TOTALLY worth it!
-I think my seam allowance when I made my strip sets was a scant quarter inch and could have been a touch wider so that the fifth strip's piece in the final square was wider. You can definitely use an accurate quarter inch seam!

And here's my finished quilt!




For the quilting, I filled the white diamonds with loops and then went back and filled in all of my "firecrackers" with loops as well. (I do all of my free motion quilting on my domestic Janome Magnolia.) Here's a close up shot:


For the backing, I used the mustard plaid print and it looks gorgeous! The binding is also one of the mustard prints.


And here are all of the links if you're interested in making your own Firecrackers quilt!



Here are all of the quilters participating in this hop -- go visit them to see their versions!

Lauren of Fly Away Quilts


And now for a little celebratory giveaway to thank you for visiting! Fat Quarter shop is graciously allowing me to do a give away for a Creative Grids 30 degree ruler which is used in this pattern! 


Two ways to enter:
1. For everyone: pop over to FQS and let me know which jelly roll(s) you would use in your version of this pattern!
2. Followers of Little Bunny Quilts -- old or new -- get a second entry! Tell me that you are a follower and what color background fabric you would use in your version of the pattern. 

Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop for asking me to be a part of this fun blog hop and to any new visitors! I will announce the winner of the give away on Monday! 

Sharing at Finish it up Friday and Free Motion Mavericks!

105 comments:

  1. Hard to choose - maybe Atrium by Joel Dewberry!

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  2. GFC follower!
    I'd like a coloured background - maybe green?

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  3. I would use a Cotton and Steel jelly roll.

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    1. That's my choice too although I do like Farmhouse too!

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  4. I follow your blog. I would use a light grey background.

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  5. I follow your blog, and would probably use organic Bali pop

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  6. I follow your blog, and would probably use organic Bali pop

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  7. Lovely quilt. I would use batiks. The Watercolor jelly rolls by Hoffman Fabrics over at the FQS would be great in this quilt.

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  8. I follow your blog with Bloglovin. Love your quilt.

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  9. I'd use this jelly roll
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/moss-and-lagoon-artisan-spirit-sandscapes-strips
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  10. I follow you on bloglovin' and I'd use a white background. I like your rabbit, she almost looks like she has a mane!
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  11. I think I might reverse the colors and do something like Hints of Prints Roll Up by Darlene Zimmerman on a navy background. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. I think Eden would be an awesome one to use

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  13. follower -- I would use navy for the bg

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  14. Lovely quilt - following you on bloglovin!

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  15. I would love to use Daysail in this - your quilt is beautiful inspiration!

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  16. I like Mocha and Latte Sandscapes/ Shimmer!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  17. So gorgeous! I might use Cool L's Modern Basics ! I'm loving this ruler!!

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  18. OMG, I love the quilting on this! I think I would use a C+S design roll, but the grunge basics ones are pretty tempting too.

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  19. Follower! As to background color--I don't know! I might use a bunch of different tans and whites or something like that. Maybe a LV print?

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  20. I would live to make this one with Basic Grey's new line. Mon Ami! With a nice Charcoal background.
    Lovely!!!

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  21. I love the cotton & steel basics jelly roll! Everyone's quilts look great!

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  22. I am a new follower of your blog via e-mail.
    I would use either Crystal Clear Batavian Jewels Wilmington prints with a cobalt blue background, (or something in that range - hard to tell without looking at the fabrics together.) Or I would use Canyon by Kate Spain, with an iteration of a colbalt blue background fabric. Thanks for the opportunity. acbeier71@gmail.com

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  23. I am follow your blog via e-mail.

    Your quilt and quilting is fabulous.One of my chice would be Gooseberry Jelly Roll
    Lella Boutique.

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  24. I follow your blog via e-mail.

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  25. I think I'd pick Canyon by Kate Spain, or maybe Atrium by Joel Dewberry. Your quilt is lovely, and thanks for the tips you provided!

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  26. I would use Gooseberry! Your quilt is cute!

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  27. Beautiful! I would use the Cold Spell Batiks jelly roll. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  28. I follow you on Bloglovin. I would use a cream color for the background to go along with the Cold Spell Batiks. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  29. I think I would like to try Bon voyage by French General. Love your version very much!

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  30. I like Canyon jelly roll by Kate Spain.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  31. I am a new follower of your blog on bloglovin

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  32. I think I would use Atrium by Joel Dewberry. I love the DS fabric that you used. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. I follow you on Bloglovin! I would use Kona White for the background. Thanks again!

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  34. Hi--I love the fabric you used in your quilt, also like the new "Ardently Austen" from Riley Blake...also very colorful! I would choose a backing similar to yours, makes the quilt sing. I also follow your blog, have been for a long time!

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  35. Flair Bali Pop Hoffman Fabrics is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  36. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  37. Lovely finish! I would use the Ardently Austin - such lovely prints that could be showcased with this pattern.

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  38. I would use the Flower Sugar Sushi Roll. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I follow you on Bloglovin'. I think that the background I would use is my usual go to - Kona snow or white :)

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  40. I am already following you via email, and I would use white. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com
    By the way your quilt is beautiful.

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  41. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YO ON BLOG LOVIN'!
    (USER>lindadouglas35 )
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  42. HI, I'D CHOOSE "GOOSEBERRY! THANK S TO FQS+YOU FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  43. Your quilt is beautiful! I would likely choose the For You Jelly Roll by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. I like your husband's hat, Go Steelers!

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  44. I follow via GFC. I'm thinking that with the colors in the For You jelly roll, a navy background would provide good contrast.

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  45. It's amazing how different the pattern looks made up in different colours. For me it would have to be the Cotton and Steel basics, with a really deep, dive into the swimming pool blue for the solid!

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  46. I would use the Evergreen by Basic Grey and make a Christmas version. But I love your Denise Schmidt version also, such great fabric.

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  47. Love your version of this quilt! I would like to use Eden by Tula Pink - thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Love that fabric line, it was a great choice. I love seeing everyone else's versions - the plaid backing may be my favorite!

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  49. Your quilt is outstanding! I think I might use Ardently Austen 2.5″ Rolie Polie Amanda Herring for Riley Blake Designs & Clementine Design Roll Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  50. Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender. I'd probably use Kona white for the background.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  51. I love Cold Spell by Laundry Basket quilts! thank you!! Your quilt is lovely!

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  52. I am a follower with Bloglovn!

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  53. Your version is lovely! Nice to know it doesn't use two entire rolls! I love having leftovers and scraps to make coordinating cushions. I'd love to make one with Modern Background Ink, for a masculine lap quilt so my partner will stopping dragging the bed quilt off to snuggle in!

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  54. I am a new follower! Time to read old posts! (As for background... probably black but if I could find a really really dark grey, maybe that would be better...)

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  55. I would think that Mon Ami would work for this quilt.

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  56. I'd like to use Crazy for Red, I like the red and white combination.

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  57. I love batiks, so a bali pop with a light grey background. Thanks Darlene

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  58. I really like the neutral look of Modern Background Paper by Zen Chic. I would pair this with bright solids. Beautiful!

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  59. I am a Bloglovin follower of Little Bunny Quilts!

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  60. So hard to choose! Either Valley or Tucker Prairie would be my choice.

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  61. Beautiful pattern and I'd love to see Ardently Austin in it!!!

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  62. I am following you via Bloglovin!!

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  63. I would like "Fire Centennial " with a black background . I am going out of my comfort zone. Your quilt is amazing . Thank you for a chance to win .

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  64. I would use a Bali Pop not sure what color scheme. Have to think awhile.

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  65. I like white, tone on tones but wouldn't it be dramatic with a black background and some brights?

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  66. I follow you on Feedly. I love your quilt, especially that backing!

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  67. I like the Canyon by Kate Spain. Very pretty

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  68. I would like Gardenvale. Your quilt is beautiful! sarah@forrussia.org

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  69. I follow you on pinterest. I think I would use a deep raspberry red/pink for the background. sarah@forrussia.org

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  70. Dot, Dot, Dash would be a fun jelly roll to use.

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  71. just been looking at this quilt doe in a different colourway on Mellissa`s blog, they look so different but eaqually lovely

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  72. I would like to make it in Prairie

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  73. I follow you on Bloglovin and I have a soft blue and white plaid I would use for the backing
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  74. I love Eliza's indigo!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  75. i follow by email. I would use teal. i LOVE "angle" blocks, so much so that i tried to use scraps and make my own but they didn't turn out. but it was great fun.

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  76. http://www.fatquartershop.com/wind-centennial-solids-strip-it-bundle this is what i would chose if i made this quilt.

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  77. I like the New Bedford fabric you used, but I think I would pick Tucker Prairie

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    1. I'm with you Shauna! I've been trying to figure out what project I would do with Tucker Prairie and this would be perfect.

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  78. I would choose a C&S Basics jelly roll... yours looks fabulous with Bedford!

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  79. I follow on Bloglovin. I would choose a white background too.

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  80. I'm not sure which specific lines I would use, but I think it would be fun to use two Jelly Rolls from two different lines from Me and My Sister from Moda! I've always loved their colors, and it would be a fun quilt to make for a little girl!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. I would use the Hearts Content Batik jelly roll by Laundry Basket quilts and make it for my daughter who loves batiks! Thanks for hosting: I love your quilt in the New Bedford fabrics!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  82. I'm following you now via email. :-)

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  83. I think Gracie's Schoolhouse would look nice. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  84. I think Atrium would be amazing in this quilt.

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  85. I would use Gooseberry, but with aqua background fabric instead of white.

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  86. I think this would look great in Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two.

    linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  87. I have been following your blog via email. Have participated in the last two quilt alongs, too. Lots of fun.

    I would use Tucker Prairie with possible backgrounds of Mint, Snow, or Cloud Fairy Frost by Michael Miller.
    linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  88. I'd use one of the cotton & steele jelly rolls, not sure which tho. ..

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  89. I would use the Cotton and Steel Basics jelly roll. Love the colour combinations. Thanks for the giveaway.

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