Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Playing with Firecrackers {Weekend Update}

Since my husband was out of town from last Wednesday until today, that meant I had oodles of unadulterated sewing time (and binging Gilmore Girls.) I have lots of finished, almost-finished, and new things to show over the next few days, hooray!

But, as a teaser, today is sneak peak day!

First up, is my primary Little Firecracker quilt. When last I posted about this quilt, I had just finished all of the blocks.


I also shared this finished preview shot of the quilt top on Instagram a while back:


And by "a while back" I mean April. I need to up my organization -- good thing Santa might be bringing me a Quilter's Planner!

Since I want to try to get *BOTH* of my Little Firecracker quilts done by Thanksgiving (if not earlier!) getting both of them quilted was my big project for my solo retreat weekend. AND I SUCCEEDED! I'll be sharing all about my secondary Little Firecracker's progress in a separate post since I hardly took any pictures of that one in progress - it needs a little attention of its own!

On the primary Little Firecracker quilt, I did a branching curl design.


For the backing, I used a three yard cut of a large stripe border print in navy and green (a little traditional but matches the quilt perfectly) pieced with a pink and red leaf print on white. I strongly considered buying flannel for these quilts, but with the odd size (55 inches square) I would end up with a lot of backing waste so I opted to use older large cuts in my stash for both quilts. Pictures coming in the finished post!

For the binding, I used a dot print with a dark red background with multi colored dots that coordinate with my quilt colors. I started hand stitching the binding to the back during the Walking Dead on Sunday night but didn't make a ton of progress. 


In other news, I am starting idea-gathering for a quilt along next year. If you have opinions and suggestions on what you would like to see or do in a quilt along here at Little Bunny Quilts, please share those in the comments! I love to hear what people are thinking!


14 comments:

  1. A solo retreat weekend - what a great way to think about it! I look forward to hearing about more of your progress. This looks great. :)

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  2. I'm addicted to the RSC program, never tire of it; so if you come up with a QAL that also involves the "color of the month" with scraps, that would be a treat.

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  3. A wonderful scrappy quilt! I love your quiting on this too.

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  4. Wow, sew beautiful. Such bright, happy colours. It is a real gem.
    Did you quilt it on your domestic sewing machine, your Janome?

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  5. your firecracker quilt looks wonderful!! Congrats on being so close to finished!! :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  6. Great job on all the progress and finishes. I love the polka dot binding.

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  7. Loving the pimary firecracker quilt and the quilting looks great. THanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  8. I'd like to see more of your quilting design on this quilt. Bright and pretty design.

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  9. I love having a husband free week, which only happens about once every two years!! I do love your firecracker quilt! It's so gorgeous...the quilting is pretty fantastic too!

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  10. Those are great blocks, Alison! Are they paper pieced? I love the way you made them so scrappy!

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  11. It's going to be a gorgeous scrappy quilt. Way to go on a retreat weekend, those are nice when you can work them in.

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  12. Love it! I actually just bought a die from accuquilt in this exact pattern (their 4" kite die). I can't wait to use it.

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