Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pineapple Day Quilt {Small Blocks}

I've been hard at work making the small blocks for my Pineapple Day quilt!

As a reminder, I'm using yardage instead of pre-cuts for my focal fabrics. This week, we've been working on the small 6" blocks for our quilts.

Right now, I have 6 blocks done, and I will definitely need to make more! (For reference, for some reason the top left quilt block's corner triangles did NOT want to stay flat, and that's why it looks so funny.)

Make sure to check out #pineappledayquilt on Instagram -- there are lots of bloggers working on their own versions of this quilt!

Sharing my block progress at Let's Bee Social!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Daisy Chain QAL {Quilt Parade}

It's time to bid so long, farewell to the Daisy Chain QAL! Thank you to everyone who has quilted along with us! 

I've been outrageously busy since April, so I have just finally finished my own twin sized quilt top! As a reminder, I used yardage and a strip pack of Flea Market from Island Batik for the main fabrics of the quilt and used Kona Oyster as my background.

Here are some of the lovely quilts that you have made!

From Amanda (aka the Doll of Honey Bunny and Doll):

From Lori (aka the Honey of Honey Bunny and Doll)

Stephanie of Quilt'n Party


Paula S:

Paula M:





Gail @ Quilting Gail:

Michelle @ Creative Blonde:




My original baby quilt version:

Kate @ Life in Pieces:

Gene Black:

Pamela @ PamelaQuilts


This is the biggest QAL we've had and we are so impressed by all of the quilts and quilt tops that we've seen! If for some reason I've missed your quilt in the quilt parade, PLEASE email me ( and I will add it! I will be picking winners this week and will email the winners!

If you loved this quilt, make sure to follow us to stay in the loop on any and everything Honey, Bunny, and Doll! Our next official QAL will be next spring with dates TBD!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Try a Technique {June IBA Project + Giveaway}

This month's theme for our Island Batik Ambassador assignment is trying a new technique!

This is a theme that we've had before for our Ambassador challenges -- last year, I played around with using bias tape to make a table runner.

This year, I'm going to try a technique that's been on my to do list for a VERY long time -- making Dresden plates! My plan is to make a Dresden plate mini quilt.

I do not have a Dresden plate-specific ruler, but I do have a variety of other wedge rulers that can also be used to make the necessary wedges for Dresden plates.

There are a lot of different Dresden plate tutorials out there -- some using specific rulers, some not. The basic thing about Dresden plates is that the larger the angle of the wedge, the fewer wedges are required to make a full plate. The ruler I'm going to use has a 30 degree angle, so each block will have 12 wedges.

For my fabrics, I'm going to use some red, white, and blue Island Batik Scraps.

Since I haven't done an Island Batik giveaway in a while, let's do one today!

This time around, I'm sharing a bunch of the fabrics left over from my Plus Sign Sampler that I made last month. There are a lot of yellow, orange, and red scraps.

Comments for entries, you know the drill. If for some reason, you have issues with leaving a comment, send me an email ( and I'll comment on your behalf. (PS. If you have issues commenting on my blog and other blogs, it is usually a result of your cookie and security settings.)

Leave me a comment telling me about what new techniques you've tried lately or what new techniques you want to try soon!

Good luck! I'll pick a winner next Wednesday.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Pineapple Day {QAL with FQS - Supplies}

I'm pleased as punch to be quilting along with the Pineapple Day quilt along with the Fat Quarter shop! The pattern uses the FQS's pineapple pads -- now available in two sizes!

I've played around with a number of different pineapple log cabin paper pieced patterns, but these pineapple pads from the FQS are great because the sewing lines are super fine -- which helps you be very accurate -- and the paper is lightweight without being flimsy -- which makes it easier to pull the paper off in the end.

Here's the pattern for the quilt along and click here for the PDF version of the pattern. The fabric requirements are on the first page.

I'm going to be a real quilt rebel and work from yardage instead of pre-cuts. I picked out half yards of a number of older Cotton + Steel prints in blues, teals, and periwinkles. The creamy print on the right will be my background fabric and the dark teal umbrella print will be used in the quilt top and for the backing.

Rather than being full-on scrappy, I'll use three different prints per block. I'm not 100% sure if I'll go with the suggested layout or if I'll come up with my own layout.

Here's the full schedule:

Are you going to join in? I'm planning to post an update each week leading up to the quilt celebration on June 27th!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Brutal Honesty {June 2019}

June is here! The Daisy Chain quilt along is nearing its end! Our link up party started on Monday, and we hope that you join us and check out all of the lovely quilt tops (and finished quilts!) people have made.

And now, for the very disappointing WIP update:

Sent out for quilting, return date TBD:
1. Double Delight -- May UFO project - approximately twin size
2. Good Fortune Mystery Quilt -- small throw size
3. April Showers C2C Bee Quilt -- January UFO project -- queen size

Completed tops:
4. Magnolia Mystery QAL -- no progress
5. Breezy Blooms C2C Bee -- no progress
6. Radiant Jewel Quilt -- April UFO project - no progress

Tops partially finished:
7. Romantic Garden Quilt -- no progress
8. Monthly Wall Hangings -- March UFO project -- no progress
9. Pineapple Stash Bee Blocks -- February UFO project -- no progress

Just blocks and units:
10. Sew Kitschy Blocks -- no progress
11. Cubicle Quilts -- no progress
12. Happy Houses blocks -- no progress
13. Birthstone blocks -- June UFO project - no progress
14. Jingle Bell Square -- I've been working on some more blocks using the leftovers from my Christmas Churns quilt! I'm hoping to get a few more blocks done before I do another update post.

Yep, no progress. Lots of no progress.

Quilt alongs and long term projects:
15. Monthly Island Batik Ambassador projects -- In May, I made a partial version of Cheryl and Paige's Modern Plus Sampler quilt pattern. June's theme is trying new techniques and my plan is to make a Dresden plate mini quilt!

16. Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt -- The mystery is solved! One of my versions of the pattern was finished (and gifted!) long ago, but my second version is still in progress.

17. Coast to Coast Bee 2019 -- I worked on Karen's quilt in April and May, and now have been working on Audrey's quilt.

New Projects/Secret Sewing:
18. FQS Hop Quilt: This hop is scheduled for the end of this month! I am hard at work making lots of blocks and will be posting previews on Instagram.

My UFO for May was to try to catch up on some of the previous months' UFOs that didn't get much progress. That...was kind of a failure.

My UFO for June will be my Birthstone blocks. This is the oldest UFO on my WIP list (but technically isn't my oldest UFO, but we aren't going to get into that) and I have three more blocks to make for this project. Here are the nine blocks I have finished:

I still need to make the garnet, ruby, and opal. The garnet and ruby are obviously different shades of red -- with the garnet being darker and the ruby having more pinks. For the opal, I'm planning to do white interspersed with pastels, something in between the grey/white diamond and the pink/purple alexandrite.