Wednesday, January 9, 2019

News and Notes {2019 Happenings}

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've snuck a peak at the new box of fabric and it's beautiful! I'll have a full share of all of the goodies here on the blog in a few weeks.


Additionally, the Getaway blog hop continues, so don't forget to follow along with each day's posts! Here's a sneak peak of my project:


Next, I hope that you will strongly consider participating in some way in the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.


This project is being spearheaded by Carole at From My Carolina Home. Some details:

  1. More than 4500 quilts are needed for those whose homes were completely destroyed
  2. The project will go through Summer 2019 so plenty of time
  3. I am matching top makers with longarmers to help get more quilts sent, forms are on the link and both top makers and more longarmers are needed.
  4. There are five drop off locations in NC, with Wilmington as the distribution point
  5. Completed quilts should be bed sized
  6. Regular updates will be on Carole's blog. 
My plan is to make a number of tops from my leftover Island Batik fabrics from 2017 and 2018. I am going to cut up my older fabrics into easy sizes of squares and rectangles for simple patchwork tops. Right now I am leaning towards 10.5" squares and 10.5" x 5.5" rectangles to start. 10" finished squares will translate simply into 70" x 90" for twin, 80" x 90" for full, and 90" square for queen.

As noted above, both top makers and long arm quilters are desperately needed. Please consider helping in some way!

I am still also looking for a few bloggers who would want to participate in our Daisy Chain QAL. Please email me (littlebunnyquilts@gmail.com) if you'd be interested in sharing every two weeks about your quilt progress -- you'll get the clues early!


Finally, Audrey, Karen, Stephanie, and I are plotting and planning for the third round of the Coast to Coast Bee! Here are my quilt tops from the first two years:



I am trying to figure out exactly what I will request for my quilt. My two thoughts are another medallion or a big block quilt where each person would make one XL quilt block. We are currently looking for one to two more USA-based intermediate-advanced quilters to join our round robin bee group. Email me (littlebunnyquilts@gmail.com) if you might be interested.

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations on returning as a 2019 Island Batik ambassador and how cool to be receiving an AccuQuilt system. Eek! I look forward to seeing everything that you have in store in 2019.

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  2. Congrats on the new home and on your continued ambassadorship of Island Batiks. It looks like you have a very busy year ahead.
    Pat

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